Career Expo: Honda opportunities

Feb 27, 2018
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The 21st CHEC Career Expo was held Feb. 13 at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center at S.C. State (Panther photo by Valaya Burke)


Honda’s representative talked about the company’s opportunities and benefits during the CHEC Career Expo on Feb. 13.

Chasity McClam, S.C. State graduate, said Honda offers internships and co-ops for graduating seniors. The co-ops are divided into three semesters, so a person can work one semester and go to school the next.

She said it helps “to see what you really like.”

Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of African-Americans in manufacturing unless you’re on the line, she said. A lot of people who hire look for manufacturing experience.

“I told myself, I will never work on nobody’s line,” McClam said.

Once she started working at Honda, she realized she loved what she did. “You get to work, travel and dress up.”

Honda has a lot of public speaking engagements, so mass communications major students should consider the company. The best thing to do is to get into an internship or co-op program, she said.

“That guarantees you a job.”

In its 21st year, the expo featured more than 30 vendors, including those from the military, education, engineering and law enforcement. The event, held at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center at South Carolina State University this year, is a collaborative effort of S.C. State, Claflin University and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

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Honda representatives from left are Dana McCain, Chasity McClam, and Brandey Paige. (Panther photo by Jasminn Dow)

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Students are interested in Honda. (Panther photo by Audrianna Larrymore)

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Claflin students talk to potential employers about job opportunities. (Panther photo by Alexis Pipkins)

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Claflin student, left, Lauren Foster and South Carolina State University student, right, Chavel Cannida visit the Scansource booth at the career fair. (Panther photo by Kayla Richardson)

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Alicia Thomas, senior SCSU student, talks with a representative from Scansource. “This career fair is a big help to most of us seniors who are looking to go straight into the workforce after graduation, and I am considering Scansource as an opportunity," Thomas said. (Panther photo by Tymiyah Tyler)

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South Carolina State University, Claflin University and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College held the annual CHEC Career Expo with theme of “Bright Minds, Great Opportunities” on Feb 13 at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center located on the SCSU campus. The event allowed students to network with representatives from companies including BMW, Boeing, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. (Panther photo by Elijah Mckinnis)

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A plethora of school districts and patrols were on hand for the 21st Annual CHEC Career Expo. (Panther photo by Juwan Smith)

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Tommi Bradley and Jayneil Green talk with an S.C. Department of Corrections representative. (Panther phoot by Kiyshay Tobin

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S.C. State and Claflin students go table to table gaining knowledge about different careers and job opportunities. (Panther photo by Joshua Johnson)

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(Panther photo by Jasmine Stokes)

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Vendors included
ABC Columbia, the Rock Hill Police Department, Zeus and Volvo. (Panther photo by Tiarra McCoy)

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(Panther photo by Jericha White)

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Stephon Boykin receiving information from Lieutenant Recruiter Regina T. Mays about South Carolina Department of Corrections. (Panther photo by Amber Price)

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(Panther photo by Jelah Anderson)

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