For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2017
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Laurel Ridge will host its second annual career and internship fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus. The career is open to both Laurel Ridge students and the public at large.
Free resume reviews will be offered during the fair.
Prior to last year’s inaugural event, career fairs had been offered for certain subsets of the Laurel Ridge community, such as nursing or Workforce Solutions. Career and online advisor Shelley 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.
Forty employers were at the event last year, and Bowers is hoping to get an equal number this year. Those scheduled to be in attendance thus far include Valley Health, Westminster Canterbury, Kraft Heinz, Prince William County Police Department, City National Bank, Kjellstrom + Lee Construction, Trex Co. Inc., Commonwealth Care Group NOVA and Yount, Hyde & Barbour PC.
For more information, visit www.laurelridge.edu/careerfair.
If you are an employer and would like to set-up a table at this event, please contact Shelley Bowers at 540-868-7067.
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.