Laurel Ridge Hosts First Career and Internship Fair Nov. 17

For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2016

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Laurel Ridge is hosting a career and internship fair 3-7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Corron Community Development Center.

career-fair“This time we’re focusing on employers that have open positions and also are offering internships,” says online and career advisor Shelley Bowers.

In the past, fairs have been offered for certain subsets of the Laurel Ridge community, such as nursing or Workforce Solutions. Bowers says some Laurel Ridge students, particularly those who are switching career paths, are looking for internship opportunities as a way to get a foot in the door.

She’s hoping at least 30 employers will be at the fair. The list so far represents jobs in parks and recreation, law enforcement, accounting, agriculture and heath care. Bowers says vendors are still being accepted.

The fair is open to students, alumni and the community at large.

For more information, contact Bowers at 540-868-7067 or [email protected].

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Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College (Laurel Ridge) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.

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