CAREER FAIR 4 LIFE CONNECTS LIFE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Marietta, Georgia, April 26, 2021 –The Life University (LIFE) Department of Career Services is hosting a virtual career fair for Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) students and practicing chiropractors on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. More than 60 chiropractic offices across the U.S. and internationally have registered for Career Fair 4 LIFE, which is held several times each year, according to Sue Dudt, Director of LIFE’s Career Services Department.
“There is a great demand in the Chiropractic profession as it’s growing and practices are growing,” Dudt explained. “Doctors who have been in a solo practice for a long time are realizing that they would love an associate, would love to mentor a younger Doctor of Chiropractic, and would love to bring them along into the practice and show them the ways of success.”
Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its D.C. program, the largest single-campus chiropractic program in the world. LIFE also offers 14 undergraduate degrees, as well as a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway. Three graduate degrees are available, encompassing areas of sport health science, clinical nutrition and positive psychology. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.
The career fair will take place on the digital Symplicity career services management platform. Students must register on LIFE’s Symplicity webpage and create a profile in order to participate. Dudt said students will be in charge of their own experience, sending résumés to prospective employers, contacting them via text chat and connecting with them for video interviews. Companies can also review résumés and reach out to students directly both before and after the event.
One benefit of having the event online is the ability for chiropractors located outside the metro Atlanta area to meet LIFE students who may desire to relocate to a different part of the U.S. or another country.
“Our students are based in the Atlanta area, but there are practices all around the country and all around the world,” Dudt said. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for them to connect with little to no expense on either party’s side. They can make a very viable first connection and first conversation.”
She emphasized that the career fair is open to all of the approximately 1,600 LIFE chiropractic students, whether they are just beginning their education or are nearing the end of the D.C. program.
“This isn’t just for graduating Doctor of Chiropractic students,” Dudt said. “We’re encouraging even our first-year students to participate so that they can find a mentor or just begin to look at various practice styles and types, including in other states and countries.”
All Life University students – undergraduate, graduate and D.C. – have access to the University’s Symplicity platform throughout the year. Dudt said local internships and part-time positions are available for those in other degree programs, with additional career and networking events, including some specifically tailored for students pursuing degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies (CGUS), being planned for the near future.
Later this year, Dudt plans to resume in-person career fairs. She encouraged all employers with job opportunities, including LIFE alumni, to reach out to the Career Services Department at Career@LIFE.edu if they are interested in connecting with current students.
Life University strives to empower its students to succeed both professionally and personally. LIFE advances a leading-edge approach to higher education while also remaining true to the University’s philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, LIFE recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.
LIFE’s 110-acre campus just northwest of Atlanta is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.
Additional details about Life University’s Department of Career Services are available at LIFE.edu/Campus-Life-Pages/Career-Services.
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