More than 90 West Coast University-Orange County students looking to gain valuable experience got a chance to meet with local organizations at a volunteer fair on March 1.
WCU-OC Career Services Director Ann Marie Rivera said volunteering is often a great way to add the relevant work history and references needed to make a student's résumé stand out when applying for that first job in health care. WCU-OC's Career Services and Student Affairs hosted the three-hour event.
"Fairs like these are important because volunteering gives the students an opportunity to give back to the community by helping those in need," Rivera said. "A lot of these groups can also provide direct, hands-on training in the field for WCU students, so it's kind of a win-win in that regard."
Vendors at the fair included Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, the nonprofit resource center One OC, Thomas House Shelter in Garden Grove, Be The Match, COPE Health Scholars, UC Irvine Blood Drive, contract research organization WCCT Global, Kid Works, Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin, the WCU-OC chapter for the California Nursing Student Association and family dentist Armi Alian DMD Inc.