JUTN second annual Career Fair

KNOXVILLE— On Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., JUTN held the second annual Career Fair.

This year, the Career Fair was made up of 50% churches and ministry positions and 50% nonprofit and businesses. The fair was available for anyone looking for their first time career after graduation, part-time work, internships, or volunteer work for the next semester.

All Johnson alumni, students, and friends to the University were welcomed to attend and participate in the Career Fair.

Last year, the Career Fair welcomed 30 outside participants. This year, 57 participants attended.

Michael Moore, professor of Speech and Urban Studies, was the head coordinator for the Career Fair this year. Moore said hundreds of hours of planning and communicating go into preparing for the six hour event.

Below are a few of the participants that attended the Career Fair:

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Rachel Ward, freshmen, handing out the evaluation forms with a smile.

Rachel Davis, with Emerald Youth Foundation, said this about the Career Fair, “It meets expectation, as far as a Career Fair should be in quality and presentation.” Davis is responsible for staffing and much of the AR components of the organization. They are looking for volunteers that love kids and can commit to once a week at minimum. They also have employment opportunities available. To contact Emerald Youth Foundation, click here.

Nathan and Rachel Warner are with the North Florida Christian Camp, a camp that is designed to raise up leaders in the church and to train them. Their main theme: “Because serving Him is everything.” They want kids, adults, and anybody who comes to their camp to know that Christ is the one they are serving. Nathan and Rachel are looking for someone who is good under pressure, because of the long hours required. They need to be willing to work in a team and very personable and relation based. Intern positions are available. To contact North Florida Christian Service Camp, click here.

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Long View Ranch representatives lure students in with their balance board.

Delain Akers is the administrative assistant at Reidsville Christian Church. Reidsville is a non-denominational church. “We share Jesus, that’s what we do,” said Akers. They are in search of a youth pastor with good energy, is relatable to their youth, and will share and teach Jesus from the Bible. To contact Reidsville Christian Church, click here.

Daniel Watson, executive director of The Restoration House, graduated from JUTN in 2001. Watson and his wife started The Restoration House in 2005, where they work with low income single mothers and their children in the Knoxville community. The Restoration House does housing, family advocacy, and allied teams mentoring for the single mom’s and their kids. TRH is looking for summer interns who would be doing event management and volunteer management. There is also an executive assistant position open. To contact The Restoration House, click here or call (865)20o-5406.

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Summer Stroud (sophomore) and Nick McCall (junior) making the most of the Career Fair.

Lee Faust, the Executive Pastor of Leadership Development at Woodland Hills Christian
Church located in Abingdon, VA, is looking for a worship intern and a student intern. WHCC is only 2 hours from Knoxville. For more information on these positions, contact Lee Faust at lfaust@whcc.info, or contact their Student Minister, Nick Viers, at nviers@whcc.info.

Corey Watson is with ELIC (English Language Institute China). They send English teachers to teach English in Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. ELIC is looking for people who are willing to “go” and teach English around the world. To contact ELIC, click here or email corey.watson@elic.org

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