Career & Pathways hosts virtual business recruiting events


Career and Pathways events include workshops. An upcoming event on Sept. 28, 2020 is this Resume Crash Course that will benefit students if they plan to attend the recruiting meetings. (Photo courtesy of @arc.careersandpathways on Instagram)

By Athena Acevedo


Two Los Rios Community College District student personnel assistants are collaborating to create district-wide Career and Pathways events available to all students, including the virtual business recruiting events.

Laura Adams, who works for American River College, and Yolanda Ramirez, who works for Sacramento City College, say they hope to still give students the resources they need to succeed in their careers even in distance learning.

“I am utilizing the virtual platform and my professional network, to connect with local employers to offer virtual workshops that can benefit anyone during this unprecedented time,” Adams said. “It’s amazing the support and partnerships that I have experienced during COVID, the community is coming together to serve and assist people in need.”

Adams said all students from across the Los Rios Community College District and interested community members are encouraged to attend.

“Students should attend if they would like to network with employers and possibly attain employment, but also learn more about careers of their interest,” Adams said. “They can also attend career readiness topic workshops including resume, interview, job search, networking to learn additional skills.”

Career and Pathways hosts recruiting events for both businesses and federal jobs.

Each month covers a State of California department, including the Department of Transportation, Human Resources and Accounting.

For example, Danielle Metzinger is the organizational excellence specialist at the Department of Transportation who started her higher education at ARC. 

“I think students should attend to directly connect with recruiters, professionals and other people that can really be a part of your success in terms of getting you information or making a connection for you with a potential employer or potentially hiring you for a job,” Metzinger said.

These events will be held via Zoom and the links will be posted on their flyers. No RSVP is needed, but students will need to register to join the meetings. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to potential employers after each presentation.