Marlins helping the Military

Numerous employers came to the Jane P. Batten Student Center, seeking the perfect employees for their companies, when Virginia Wesleyan College recently hosted the Hampton Roads Military Hiring Event on Wednesday, Feb. 22.  

The event was from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and had been advertised not only on Virginia Wesleyan College’s campus and website but also on multiple job fair websites.

This hiring event was not necessarily for the students who currently go to Virginia Wesleyan College but was more of a hosting ground for service members and veterans in need of jobs and seeking  new forms of work.  VWC will be hosting a “Career Day” for its students on March 14,  run by the Career Services Department.This will be a career day for VWC students, especially those near graduation, to explore and find jobs and internships.

The organizer of the hiring event, Sharalyn Saliger,  is the program manager for Futures Inc., where she helps create events for service members and veterans to find civilian jobs when they finish their service. These job fairs are conducted throughout the nation and match employers with job-seekers.  

At the job fair, the Jane P. Batten Student Center was packed with men and women dressed in their best to impress their potential employers. Feedback about the event was positive.

Brianna Kidwell

(Photo: Thomas Reinhold |Marlin Chronicle)