Peru State College
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News Release
 
03/18/10

Peru State to Host Rural Health Career Fair Tuesday, March 23

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College and the Area Health Education Center will co-host the third annual Rural Heath Career Fair from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 in the Al Wheeler Activity Center.

PSC President Dan Hanson will welcome more than 100 students from eight southeast Nebraska high schools and around 20 health professionals, ranging from pharmacists to veterinarians serving local hospitals, clinics and other organizations.

The health professionals will discuss their professions in detail during table rotations with students, including education background, career goals and achievements, place of employment, number of years in the profession, career advancement, salary options, etc.

The main objective is to introduce students to health careers, create an interest in health and health-related careers and inform students how to prepare for health careers with their high school classes.

Alice Holtz, PSC coordinator of cooperative programs, said, “It’s important that we do our part to help stress the need for talented health care professionals in Nebraska’s rural communities. The Rural Health Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for students from across southeast Nebraska to gain valuable information from professionals, including what high school classes they will need to be successful in many college and university programs. We are excited to welcome these individuals to our campus.”