WILMINGTON, DEL. — Dawn Career Institute (DCI) has introduced a National Placement Team that will help enhance services already provided by its esteemed career services division. Led by National Director of Career Services Derek Sawyer, the National Placement Team is designed to improve career placement and provide a higher level of service to all graduates, including online students, and the employers who rely on them.
"I think one thing that gets overlooked in many areas of education is that employment and obtaining a long-term, successful career is the ultimate goal," Sawyer said. "DCI has recently expanded the Career Services department to not only service the local market, but also our online students who deserve the same attention and time that someone would on campus."
The career services currently provided by DCI include resume writing, interview and job search tips, soft skills development, mock phone interviews, and more. The National Placement Team will enhance those offerings by nurturing direct relationships with national employers. DCI looks forward to providing these employer connections to its students and having the opportunity to receive true feedback on its graduates and programs.
“The National Placement Team’s ultimate goal is to help all graduates begin a career by giving them the skills to succeed on their own,” Sawyer said “You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day or you can teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”
In addition to Derek Sawyer, the National Placement Team is comprised of Career Development Coordinators Aggie Hoosier, Brooke Miller, and Denise Riley. Sawyer, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and a graduate of Stetson University, has years of experience in medical staffing, working primarily with allied healthcare and nursing professionals on the local, regional and national levels. Hoosier has been employed at DCI for three years and has 15+ years of professional experience in healthcare recruiting and staffing. She earned her MBA degree in Healthcare Administration from Wilmington University and a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences with a Concentration in Development Disabilities from Clarion University. Miller, of West Grove, Pa., and a graduate of Shippensburg University, has four years of experience working with clients at the YMCA. Riley, a Wilmington resident and University of Delaware graduate, previously worked in the education arena as an admissions and career services representative.
About Dawn Career Institute
Dawn Career Institute is a career education institution based in Wilmington, Del., with online program options also available. Dawn Career Institute offers programs in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields: healthcare, wellness and business. Dawn Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For more information, visit www.DawnCareerInstitute.edu.