Navy Comes Ashore at UAH Job Fair
Two Navy recruiters from Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Nashville, represented the Navy during the Feb 7, 2013 Job Fair at the University Fitness Center. The UAH Career Development Center sponsored the event.
The job fair attracted hundreds of students, alumni, and job seekers from diverse fields including business administration, engineering, science, liberal arts, medicine, and nursing. It was an ideal opportunity for over 450 students and job seekers to meet, interview, and discuss various career opportunities with 90 national and regional employers.
The biannual job fair is free and open to all students and alumni interested in employment, including co-ops, internships, full and part-time positions, as well as those seeking to switch career paths.
Job seekers were anxious and eager to learn and discuss Navy officer programs, recruiting incentives, and career opportunities. Two Navy recruiters from NRD Nashville were on hand to impart valuable insights on the job opportunities for current and future students specifically in the medical, nuclear, and Navy Active and Reserve officer programs. Financial aid, scholarships, and numerous incentive benefits available to students interested in pursuing Navy officer programs were also discussed.
“We are blessed with the opportunity to offer students a chance to serve their country while maintaining an employment that provides benefits many companies in the private sector cannot match,” said ENS Joe Pottratz. “These Navy officer programs benefit students by significantly reducing tuition expenses, while at the same time providing continued training, personal growth, and the opportunity for an excellent career after college. For many students, these programs may be the encouragement needed to complete their bachelor and graduate degrees and advance towards a more successful future.”
A job fair is an effective employee placement tool because it facilitates establishing multiple contacts, receiving select resumes, and the conducting of brief interviews with potential officer candidates. It presents the needs of the Navy to qualified candidates and leads to mutually beneficial career opportunities. A job fair also helps job seekers research the newest and most exciting, competitive, and challenging employment prospects.
“The Navy provided me opportunities that I would never been able to pursue in the private sector,” said LT Jeremy Garner. “Additionally, we assist college graduates in selecting Navy careers that best fit their skill sets, interests, and aptitudes. The Navy is the leader in preparing college graduates for the rigors of careers in a variety of fields ranging from medicine, ministry, and law, to aviation, nuclear engineering, and special operations forces. Right now, we are particularly looking for graduates in technical majors to design, build, and operate the next generation of advanced jets, unmanned vehicles, and faster and more powerful ships and submarines.”
To learn more about full-time opportunities in the Navy, please call 1-800-USA-NAVY or visit us online at www.navy.com.
For more information on opportunities in the Navy Reserve, please call 1-800-USA-USNR or visit us online at www.navyreserve.com.