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Claflin University to Host Annual CHEC Career Expo Feb. 21

Feb 20, 2013

Representatives from 45 companies will be at Claflin University Thursday, Feb. 21, to offer employment opportunities to the Orangeburg community.

The 16th Annual CHEC (Community Higher Education Council) Career Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Tullis Arena of the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center.

The event is free and open to the public. Business attire is required and attendees are asked to bring several copies of their resumes.

Prospective employers represent school districts, law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, utility companies, the automotive industry, and local, state and federal agencies.  They will offer co-ops and internships, permanent, part-time and summer employment.

For additional information, contact Assistant Director of Career Development Valeria Green by phone at (803) 535-5335 or by e-mail at

The CHEC Career Expo is sponsored by Claflin University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and South Carolina State University.

The complete roster of employers slated to attend the career expo includes: ABC Columbia; Anderson School District Four; AgFirst Farm Credit Bank; Bankers Life and Casualty; Bridgestone; Charleston Parks and Recreation; Cintas; City of Florence; City Year; CVS Caremark; Enterprise; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Forth Worth Police Department; Global Spectrum; Greenville County Sheriff’s Department; Gwinnett County Public Schools; Lexington Police Department; Lexington School District Two; Prudential; Richland County School District One; Richland County School District Two; Rural Sourcing; Santee Cooper; Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation; School District of Pickens County; Shelby County Schools; Sherwin Williams; Space and Naval Warfare Systems; The Regional Medical Center; Transportation Security Administration-Federal Air Marshal Service; United Parcel Service; U.S. Army; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Secret Service; Verizon Wireless; Waffle House; Walmart; Wake County Public Schools and Y-12 National Security Complex.

The Community Higher Education Council was formed in 1997 to provide enhanced opportunities among the institutions and the communities they serve.  The goals of CHEC are   to collaborate in academic areas and student services through providing a seamless pathway for articulation, sharing of resources and facilities and participation in community events.

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