The participants included Blackwell Police, Continental Carbon, Johnson Controls, Kaw Nation Domestic Violence, Kay County Sheriff’s Office, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, OG&E, Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma State University, Ponca City Police Department, Seven Clans Casino, Tonkawa Casino, and University of Central Oklahoma.
Criminal Justice instructor Troy Cochran, Process Technology Director Dr. Frankie Wood-Black, and Digital Media Instructor Brad Matson brought their students to the event.
Students viewed the “Wall of Jobs,” a listing of dozens of job postings for area full-time, part-time, and summer positions for student employment.
Ashley Kirven-Bobier, OSU Transfer Coordinator, connected with Dr. Rick Edgington to establish monthly office hours to assist NOC students who wish to transition to Oklahoma State.
OG&E Talent Acquisition Lead, Charles Frank, offered to come back, provide lunch and discuss with NOC Pre-Engineering students the 30 paid summer internships that OG&E has available. Internships range from information technology to engineering and telecommunications.
Dr. Kruse, NASNTI Project Director, said, “The Career and College Fair was a great opportunity for our students who are going directly to the workforce to meet area employers. For our students who are continuing their education, we were very appreciative to have representatives from state universities attend and discuss next steps with our students. I was thrilled with the partnerships that were developed.”
The event was a NASNTI activity to support the college’s grant initiatives to improve career and transfer services for students.