Wallace State student Alex Santos shakes hands with a representative from the Alabama Department of Corrections during the Career Services Job Fair.

HANCEVILLE, ALA. – As a criminal justice student, Alex Santos browsed Wallace State’s Career Services Job Fair with much interest this week, especially since multiple police departments and law enforcement agencies were in attendance.

“This Job Fair is a great opportunity for us and makes it easier to make connections and see what we may want to do upon graduating,” said Santos, an Attalla native.

Santos was among the steady stream of Wallace State students to visit the Career Services Job Fair.

Molly Raisanen is also a criminal justice major and echoed the same sentiments at Santos.

“I’ve thought about becoming a game warden, so this is a great way to gain more knowledge and see if that’s the right path. There are so many opportunities to consider,” Raisanen said.

In addition to multiple law enforcement agencies, Wallace State’s Career Services welcomed a variety of employers on hand, including healthcare services and professionals and four-year universities.

“I was pleased with the turnout from both the employers and students. It’s always exciting to see students making connections that will hopefully lead to a bright future,” said Wallace State Career Services Coordinator Jamie Blackmon. “We hope to host the event in Tom Drake Coliseum next year because of high demand for Wallace State students.”

Employers on hand at the spring semester Job Fair were Cullman Regional Medical Center, St. Vincent’s/Ascension, Huntsville Hospital, Dental Referral, Inc., Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Decatur Morgan Hospital, Barfield Health Care, Grandview Medical Center, Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center, DCH Health System, Auburn University, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, UAB Temporary Services, Oneonta Police Department, Madison County Jail, UAH’s College of Nursing, CarePlus, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, the Cullman Police Department, Magnolia Ridge/Genesis Health Care, Alabama Department of Corrections, Brookwood Baptist Church, Hartselle Police Department, WellStone, Birmingham Police Department, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Southlake Orthopaedics Sports Med and Spine Center, PC, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Children’s of Alabama, the Montgomery Police Department, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marshall Medical Center, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the Decatur Police Department and the City of Decatur.

For more information about Wallace State Career Services, contact Blackmon at 256.352.8461 or email her at jamie.blackmon@wallacestate.edu. You can also check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wscareerservices/?modal=admin_todo_tour

For more information about Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu

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Wallace State student Alex Santos shakes hands with a representative from the Alabama Department of Corrections during the Career Services Job Fair.

Wallace State student Alex Santos, left, shakes hands with a representative from the Alabama Department of Corrections during the Career Services Job Fair.

 

Wallace State student Molly Raisanen extends her hand as she speaks to representatives from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Pictured to her right is student Kendall Frost.

Wallace State student Molly Raisanen extends her hand as she speaks to representatives from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Pictured to her right is student Kendall Frost.

 

Wallace State nursing students, from left, Karlye Payne, Christian Fallin and Baylee McCay speak with a representative from Genesis Health Care.

Wallace State nursing students, from left, Karlye Payne, Christian Fallin and Baylee McCay speak with a representative from Genesis Health Care.


 

Russell Moore

Wallace State Community College

Creative and Content Services Coordinator, Communications and Marketing

Speech Adjunct Instructor

 

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