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Chancellor Univ. hosts Career Fair

Chancellor University, in conjunction with the Cleveland Public Library, held a career fair on April 8, 2011 at the Main Campus. More than 150 hopeful candidates met with 23 employers from various sectors of employment ranging from the Ohio State Patrol, to Avon.

Formerly known as Myers University, Chancellor has received accreditation for its programs and currently offers six associate degrees, 12 bachelor degrees and masters in business administration degree along with nearly a dozen certificate programs.

Bob McDonald, manager of Career Services at Chancellor University said the employers targeted for the career fair were mainly in the areas of studies most Chancellor students are pursuing.

  "We are excited to have the Cleveland Public Library as a partner in this event," he said. “Their involvement has allowed us the ability to present employment opportunities to not only Chancellor students and alumni, but also job seekers across Northeast Ohio.”

Trooper Levente Berry of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was pleased with the turnout and the opportunity to speak with prospects. He said the Ohio State Patrol Academy will is enrolling another class of hires. Minimum requirements are a high school diploma, valid diver’s licensee with less than 5 points, no criminal history. Training takes place in Columbus; “You are paid $18.56 per during training, housing, and meals are covered.”

Berry has been a with the  agency for 15 years and said it is a rewarding field that offers opportunity for growth in many interesting sectors such as criminal investigation. He said while the agency is not actively recruiting or training bilingual staff knowledge of a second language is a huge asset and he encourages Hispanics to learn more about the job opportunities.

Avon representative Cynthia Carter became a sales representative last September after she was laid off. Hesitant at first, she became part of Avon’s 6 million sales representative global family and is please with the instant returns and rewards the company offers. The greatest perks she said is creating your own hours.  She said the company is a huge advocate for domestic violence and helping women around the world with their second income. “The opportunities of income are uncapped,” she said.

Deborah Sharp said the job requires people skills and being genuine makes it easier to sell to potential clients; “You have to like what you do; and then it’s not work,” she said. Sharp said Avon offers instant rewards; “You can begin earning immediately, while many other employers you may have to wait for several months.”

Jim Hester of Pat O’Brian Chevrolet said they rank among the best nationwide in auto sales because their approach is customer friendly. “We price the car, not the customer,” he said and the best sales representatives they hire have the ability to assess client needs and match them with the car.  

Chancellor intends to expand its career fair for next year but will seek to continue its partnership with the Public Library. “Fighting community deficits in the areas of jobs and employment is a critical part of our work at CPL,” said Felton Thomas, Director of Cleveland Public Library. “We’re excited to partner with Chancellor University to help people find their path to career success."

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