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Recap: WITC offers students workplace insight with Employer Panel

Panelists and the moderator for the Employer Panel included, (from left to right): Dr. Julie Buckman (moderator), Rob O'Keefe, Maria Schmitt, Jason Eccles, Andrea Statz, and Chris Riba. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College supported its students with an Employer Panel on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Employer Panel gave students access to a variety of local industries by way of five panelists. Panelists were invited to give the students insight as to what employers are looking for when hiring. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions ranging from cover letter creation, resume building, interview questions and follow up. The event was moderated by Dr. Julie Buckman.

This year, the panelists included Jason Eccles, production manager at Bending Branches; Andrea Statz, human resources consultant; Maria Schmitt, vice president at WESTconsin Credit Union; Chris Riba, chief human resources officer at Western Wisconsin Health; and Rob O'Keefe, director of information technology at OEM Fabricators, Inc. Approximately 120 WITC students were present.