Catawba’s Career Services Director Elected President of Career Consortium
August 21, 2015
Catawba College’s Director of Career Services, Robin Perry, has been elected to be President of the Career Consortium of Metrolina Colleges. She will serve a two-year term for this group of career development professionals from private colleges and universities in the Charlotte/Metrolina area of North Carolina.
The mission of the organization is to increase students’ networking opportunities with employers and to offer employers an efficient means of recruiting from the member institutions. Members of the consortium include Belmont Abbey College, Gardner-Webb University, Johnson & Wales University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Livingstone College, Pfeiffer University, St. Andrews University, Wingate University and Catawba College.
The Consortium organizes and hosts the Metrolina Career Fair each November in Charlotte, N.C. Recent fairs have been held at Johnson & Wales University with over 65 employers and graduate school representatives there to hire students for opportunities, both full time and internships. Over 240 students and alumni have attended from all member colleges/universities.
“As an organized group, we can bring many more highly regarded companies to the career fair then each campus individually,” states Perry. “It is an excellent opportunity for all our students to be able to meet over 60 employers under one roof, all looking for top college/university talent. Students need to take advantage of this chance to learn about careers and apply for jobs or grad school.”
Meeting each month, the Consortium members plan for the Career Fair in addition to sharing best practices and visiting each campus.
“The exchange of ideas and practices among these professionals helps each member grow in their profession,” Perry said. “I am honored to work with each of them and look forward to providing the best for all our students.”