Press Release

Rasmussen College Hosts Career And Networking Fair

Rockford Campus Invites Local Community to Network and Apply for Jobs

August 2, 2010

ROCKFORD, Ill. (August 2, 2010) – Rasmussen College will host a free Career and Networking Fair for residents of the surrounding communities at its Rockford campus on August 19, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Clock Tower Resort in Rockford. Companies from a variety of industries will be present and looking to fill positions with qualified candidates. Featured businesses include Chase Bank, City of Rockford Police Department, Rockford Health Systems and IGNITE. Interested parties are encouraged to attend to gain a competitive edge in the job search process.

Rasmussen College representatives will be on hand to provide information about Master’s degree programs offered through the Rasmussen Partner Network of schools, and Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs offered through the local campus, as well as career opportunities within the Rasmussen College system.

“The current unemployment rate in Illinois is 10.8%. While an economic recovery has begun, many Rockford residents remain unemployed,” Rasmussen College National Director of Career Development Tamryn Hennessy said. “We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase available jobs in the community and to help residents of Rockford and the surrounding area learn about positive steps they can take toward employment.”

Rasmussen College is highly committed to the career success and achievements of its students, and the Career and Networking Fair is one example of this guiding initiative. The Rasmussen College Career Development Team works diligently with students and employers to help them meet their goals. In fact, Rasmussen College has proudly placed 92 percent of its graduates in careers in their field.

The Rasmussen College Career and Networking Fair is part of a national event that will be held at all 21 campuses, providing an opportunity for the public to network with the local business community, while also highlighting a number of available full-time, part-time, volunteer and internship opportunities. The most recent Rasmussen College Rockford Career and Networking Fair in February 2010 attracted more than 500 community members and representation from 41 local businesses. Rasmussen College campuses across the country engaged with 2,680 members of 17 campus communities.

WHAT:
Rasmussen College Career and Networking Fair

WHERE:
The Clock Tower Resort
7801 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 229-4032

WHEN:
Thursday, August 19
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

** This event is free and open to the public **

Individuals are also encouraged to tune-in to a Rasmussen College Webinar prior to the career fair for professional advice about making a positive impression with employers, overall success tips, general interview etiquette, and more. The series will run online at 11 a.m. CDT and 6 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 12. Register by visiting www.Rasmussen.edu/prepareforfair

For additional information about the Rasmussen College campus in Rockford, Ill., visit www.Rasmussen.edu.


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.

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