Thursday, October 25, 2001

Job Fair opens new vistas for many

Photos by JO2 Ellen Maurer

Nutrition Management's MS2 Ronnie Forkell turns ordinary vegetables into works of art at this year's job fair Oct. 18, using turnips and radishes to make a "floral bouquet." Forkell's feast-friendly flowers earned him the most creative award.

The National Naval Medical Center hosted a job fair Oct. 18, focused on motivating those who already have a career in the military to further their Navy education. Representatives from five different Navy rates and more than 27 NECs set up demonstrations and passed out information, hoping to educate the corpsmen community and increase "C"-school participation.

"The purpose of Job Fair is to show the new corpsmen what Navy medicine has to offer," said Job Fair 2001 coordinator, HM2 Albert Hance.

Specialized corpsmen groups like medical photography and psychiatric technicians explained the benefits of their jobs. Corpsmen detailers were also on hand to speak individually with Sailors about specific NECs and to give on-the-spot approval for certain "C"-schools.

Although a majority of Job Fair 2001 was geared towards the medical community, other Navy ratings who work at the hospital also participated.

Hance said the goal was to get everyone involved and that Job Fair 2001 was an overall success.

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HN Rosalba Lira, who works at the Urology Clinic, holds in her hand one of the largest kidney stones ever found in a NNMC patient.HM3 Jared Gifford talks to others at this year's job fair about what it's like to be a radiation heath technician.
ENT technician HM3 Thomas Santos demonstrates tubing a patient on a specially designed doll.Job ENT
Job OR horizontalJob Brain tests
For the second year in a row, best overall presentation at NNMC's job fair goes to the Operating Room for their mock craniotomy. HN Daniel Avila performs the 'surgery,' as HM3 Linda Holstein assists and HM3 Lisa Stelling watches. HR Rafael Rodriguez Lopez poses for an electonurodiagnostic demonstration while wearing a specially-designed cap that measure and records brain waves.