Twice a year, 35 companies offering around five hundred jobs descend upon GRCC.
Twice a year for a school that is home to well over ten thousand future workers.
As a two-year institution that is home to many different programs and degrees, Grand Rapids Community College needs to do more for its students and their futures.
This May, thousands of students are going to leave this college looking for an exciting job opportunity only to find very little out there.
When a student leaves GRCC, they should leave with more than a piece of paper. They should leave the college with a career that they enjoy and that they look forward to going to day in and day out.
What else can the college do? Let’s start with more job fairs. The college should be bringing in companies and sending out e-mails informing students about the jobs that are out there on a regular basis.
What about Blackboard?
The college has a wonderful tool in Blackboard. It reaches all students so why not allow job opportunities to be posted on the site?
The Student Employment Services tool is a nice feature but how many students know that even exists?
That doesn’t seem to matter to the college. To them, they have done enough.
They seem to think they have done enough for the thousands who wake up every morning jobless.