ECPI University Supports Virginia Beach Job Fair

Representative Scott Rigell (R-Va.) hosted a Hampton Roads Job Fair today at the Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach. In addition to the more than 80 employers and 1,400 attendees, ECPI University was on hand to help prospective applicants put their best foot forward. Career service advisers, led Virginia Beach Campus Director of Career Services Gina Cassidy, set up a series of workshops to help them polish their resumes and hone interviewing skills.

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Career Services Advisor Sherry Determan coaches a job seeker.

Career Services Advisor Sherry Determan coaches a job seeker.

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Campus Director of Career Services Gina Cassidy and Martha Costin of Perdue Farms.

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Representative Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Campus Director of Career Services Gina Cassidy.

 

Veterans Administration Expands Program to ECPI University

Vet Success On Campus Counselor Maureen Gibson and ECPI University Director of Military Education Bob Larned

Vet Success On Campus Counselor Maureen Gibson and ECPI University Director of Military Education Bob Larned

ECPI University‘s Virginia Beach campus is pleased to welcome Maureen Gibson, Vet Success On Campus Counselor for the Veterans Administration (VA).  The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced it is expanding the availability of services through the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to an additional 62 locations – bringing the number of VSOC schools across the country to 94.

This expansion triples the number of on-campus VA vocational rehabilitation counselors available to help ease Veterans’ transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals through VA’s Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefit programs. The counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring Veterans as needed for counseling or medical services and providing assistance enrolling in and applying for VA benefits. Partner schools provide on-campus office space for the VA counselors.

“We are very excited about having Maureen on board,” says ECPI University Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “She’s a wealth of information and will no doubt be a tremendous asset to our military and veteran students. Being selected to host a VA campus counselor also speaks volumes as to how the Veterans Administration views ECPI University and its commitment to serving service members, past and present.”

 

Culinary Students Help Feed Hungry Children

KClowres2KClowres1We had a tremendous turnout of student support today at ECPI University’s School of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV).

A team of student and faculty volunteers prepared a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 1,500 hungry children.It’s all part of CIV’s monthly commitment to the local Food Bank to provide meals to children in after-school programs. Well done!

ECPI University Sponsors Start Norfolk

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ECPI University is pleased to sponsor Start Norfolk, a weekend long event bringing together individuals of different mind and skill sets— entrepreneurs, engineers, developers, designers, and business people—with the goal of building a viable start-up business over a weekend. The event will be begin on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday in Norfolk, Virginia.

“ECPI University has always been a catalyst for economic development,” says Business Development Specialist Paul Dockery. “We believe in big ideas and Start Norfolk is a chance for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to seasoned professionals and walk away with the tools necessary to put their ideas into action. This is like our own local version of ‘Shark Tank.’” 

 

Employers Turn Out Big for Campus Job Fair

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If you’ve ever wondered what employers think of ECPI University graduates, you need look no further than today’s job fair at the Virginia Beach campus. Fifty-three employers set up booths on three floors, all looking to meet ECPI graduates or those soon to be graduating. With more than 200 students/graduates in attendance, there was ample opportunity for everyone to get plenty of “face-time” with each employer. Congrats to Director of Career Services Gina Cassidy and her team for a job well done.