Employers: Meet More Than 3,000 Potential Future Employees at Hancock's 13th Annual Career Exploration Day

More than 100 exhibitors and 2,000 students attended last year's event

Article originally posted to Allan Hancock College website.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017--Allan Hancock College will host its 13th annual Career Exploration Day on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Santa Maria campus. The outdoor event will take place in the Commons, which is in the center of campus. In previous years, the event drew more than 2,000 high school and college students. This year, more than 3,000 students are expected this year after the college invited junior high school students to attend in the afternoon as part of the Bulldog Bound program, a component of the new Hancock Promise.


The event is the perfect opportunity for employers to connect with future employees and inform them about the specific training and educational needs of their business or industry. Members of the public are also invited to attend.

“The goal of the event is to expose high school, junior high school, and college students to career opportunities on the Central Coast and to make sure they know how to prepare for the careers of their choice,” said Nohemy Ornelas, associate superintendent/vice president of Student Services. “It also helps those still exploring career options to talk directly with employers.”

The last event drew more than 100 exhibitors, as well as 2,000 students from Hancock and almost one dozen area high schools.

For employers and area businesses, exhibit space is free. For a $250 contribution, businesses can advertise in the printed program and display their banners at the event. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 20. To register, please complete and submit the form located at

For more information, contact Lynn Mayer at 805-922-6966 ext. 3374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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