Wednesday, November 13, 2019 was a wonderful day of networking, fellowship, and fun with the "soon-to-be-graduated" Class of 2020 physical and occupational therapists of UMMC. Shelly Aaron, Senior Recruiter, Karen Leflore, OTR/L and South MS RCD, and I attended the job fair to represent Mid South and make connections with future employee partners.
After setup and a quick bite to eat, students flooded the large activity room, making their way from one booth to the next. We quickly recognized some faces from the PT dinner we hosted a few weeks ago at Table 100. Shelly and I were so excited to see that some of the PTs from the dinner brought their black padfolios that we had gifted them that night! They were great for storing all of the papers, pamphlets, and postcards everyone was giving!
At our booth, we were excited to give away mini stress footballs, bandage dispensers, pens, stadium cups, and lip balms, all contained in our new Mid South tote bags. Students also filled out info cards to stay in touch with Mid South and to register them for a door prize - a Mid South tumbler and $100 gift card. Aside from all the fun prizes, definitely the best part of the day was interacting with the students, learning about where they want to live and work after graduation. It was so exciting to hear their big dreams and plans, and we enjoyed talking with them about how Mid South can fit into those plans perfectly!
After the event, Shelly drew from the info cards to pick the winner of the door prize, and it was Ruben Jonathan Ruiz! Congrats!
Overall, it was such a fun day at UMMC, and we look forward for more chances to interact and visit with these awesome classes of up and coming professionals! To the Class of 2020, best of luck to you all!