WCU-LA Coffee & Careers Stirs Up Job Search Interest

Posted on 04/01/2017

Career Services at West Coast University-Los Angeles rolled out the coffee cart this February, to remind students that it's never too early to prepare for entering the workforce.

"We want students to know they can always come to us for help, and not just when they are close to graduation," WCU-Los Angeles Career Services Director Arpine Zohrabyan said.

Upcoming WCU-LA Events

  • April 12: Career Fair; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Career Services is also offering no-cost professional headshots for websites like LinkedIn
  • May 4: Nacho Average Career Services event
    Career Services hosts a Resource Fair with a Cinco de Mayo theme and nacho bar.

Besides free mochas, lattes and cappuccinos, Career Services provided students with advice on the best way to look for their dream job or continue their education after graduation.

Samantha Delgado, a representative from Ceders-Sinai's volunteer services, was also on hand to answer questions about becoming a certified nursing assistant or volunteer at the non-profit hospital. 

"We're looking for self-starters, folks who can work independantly, that have great interpersonal skills and are just eager to learn or help in any way they can," she said. 

Delgado said many of the full-time nurses at her hospital love taking the student-volunteers under their wing and showing them what it really feels like to work in a hosptial.

"It's really a great opportunity to build relationships with our nurses," Delgado said, adding that about 50 of the registered nurses (RNs) on staff used to volunteer at the hospital.

WCU Career Services offers students and graduates with career assistance, including help with writing resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, individualized career advice, portfolio development and more.

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