JUTN to host intern,volunteer fair

KNOXVILLE—Johnson will host an Intern/Volunteer Fair Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Philips-Welshimer gymnasium. This is an opportunity for students to gain connections for future careers.

“Professional networking, which would include volunteering and internships, involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with career exploration, or learn more about your field or another field you’d like to work in,” Michael Moore, director of Career Services, said. “It will help the quality of your decision making concerning your future.”

Students should dress business casual in order to make a good first impression. They should also be prepared to ask questions about the organization such as: what their mission is and what kind of employees, volunteers or interns they need.

It would also be beneficial to ask representatives how they got involved with the organization and their journey into their ministry/field of work.

Moore suggests that students should be ready to learn a lot of information about themselves as well.

“As you meet people and hear about organizations, think about what you would or would not be good at and enjoy doing,” Moore said.

The most important thing to remember while attending the fair is to make as many connections with as many people and organizations as possible.

Moore stated,  “Even though you may think now that you will never be involved with some of these places, you never know where, what, or who you will end up working with. Networking is important in the entirety of your professional career.”

Below is a list of organizations that will be present at the fair.

Knox Area Rescue Ministries
Emerald Youth Foundation
Wears Valley Ranch
Hope Church of Knoxville
Casas por Cristo
Primerica – Deck and Associates
Cornerstone Christian Church
Faith Christian Camp
Graceland Ministries
Christian Student Foundation of  Pennsylvania
Harvest Pointe Church
Grow Non-Profit Services Corporation
Grace Landing/Fostering our Future
Higher Ground Church
Impact Christian Church
Dublin Christian Church
Mustard Seeds and Mountains, INC.
One Meal For Many, Inc.
His Hands, Inc.
Hamilton Mill Christian Church
Seymour First Baptist Church
Campus Christian Ministry
Boys & Girls Club of the TN Valley
Life Line Screening
First Christian Church Elizabethton TN
WellSpring Christian Church
Foothills Church
East 91st Street Christian Church
Recovery at Seymour
Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach (KICKO)
Youth Leadership Academy of Knoxville, INC
Sojourn Collegiate Ministry
Holston United Methodist Home for Children
Owensboro Christian Church
Generations Christian Church
Catalyst Church
Jefferson Christian Church
South Rock Christian Church
Oak City Baptist Church
OneLife Church
The Point
Crossway Christian Church
Fountain City UMC Youth
STAR (Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding)
American Indian Christian Mission
The Knoxville Dream Center
YWCA Knoxville
Centro Hispano de East TN
Emerald Youth Foundation
Knoxville Leadership Foundation
Great Schools Partnership
Woodland Lakes Christian Camp & Retreat Center
Bethany Christian Church
River Valley Christian Church
OneLife Church
BlueSky Global
Knoxville Internationals Network-KIN


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