Area Businesspersons Participate in Career Forum
(Venice, Fla., Dec. 3, 2004) - A panel of eight area businesspersons met with 38 Manatee Community College (MCC) students in a career forum held Nov. 17 at MCC Venice. MCC's Career Resource Centers and business department coordinated it.
Panel members included Bret Tackett and Arch Richmond, A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.; Jeff Pender, Bealls Department Stores Inc.; Kris Bilodeau, Sun Trust Bank; Tamara Patzer, Sun-Herald newspaper; Greg Bustle, Wyman, Green & Blalock Inc.; Ross Alander, University of South Florida (USF); John Dowd, Dowd, Whitaker and Killorin; and Michele Buchanan, Enterprise Car Rental.
Participants learned about USF transfer requirements, employment opportunities, a variety of career paths, available financial aid, salary ranges and the hiring process.