WCU hosts annual Careers in Healthcare symposium

WCU hosts annual Careers in Healthcare symposium

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of high school students interested in working in the medical field spent Wednesday morning at William Carey University learning all about careers in healthcare.

About 250 students from ten area schools took part in an annual symposium called “Careers in Healthcare.”

It gave them a chance to tour WCU’s medical and nursing schools.

They also took part in interactive demonstrations with medical professionals.

“It’s a good experience just to see the everyday duties of everybody’s professions and it’s very informative,” said Shanari Hutchinson, a senior at Hattiesburg High School.

The event also gave recruiters at WCU an opportunity to meet some potential new students.

“When you get a student on campus to experience the hospitality of William Carey and all the great things that we offer, you do see students return,” said Brennan Pitts, recruiter and admissions counselor with William Carey University.

This was the seventh year for the symposium.

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