‘Fall’ into your dream job at October Nurse Recruiting Fair

September 13, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,
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Kyle Bonser, RN, landed his job in Mott’s Pediatric-Cardio-Thoracic Unit at this past spring’s nurse recruiting fair.

Are you looking to enter or expand your career in nursing? The UMHS fall Nurse Recruiting Fair is coming up on Sunday, Oct. 9, a chance to meet with hiring managers from many hospital departments, learn about available positions, and start your journey on an exciting new career path.

But don’t take our word for it. Meet C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic Unit RN Kyle Bonser, who landed his job shortly after attending the most recent spring recruiting fair.

Why did you choose nursing as a career path?

I skirted around nursing as a career for a long time. Previously, I was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Many times I was told that I missed my calling and always had a feeling that I wanted to be a nurse. I finally decided it was time. I signed up for school and never looked back.

What was your experience at the UMHS Nurse Recruiting Fair?

The UMHS Nurse Recruiting Fair was very well organized and easy to navigate. When I arrived, I signed in and then went into the auditorium for a welcome lecture. Myself and other attendees were then were escorted into the fair where we had access to all of the different units. I was happy to see some of the nurse recruiters there and they welcomed me by name. I had specific wants and they were gracious enough to take me right to the units that I was interested in. Along the way they answered all of my questions and personally introduced me to the managers that represented the units. This really made me feel welcome and wanted as part of the UMHS family.

How was the UMHS Nurse Recruiting Fair different and/or better than any other work search experience you’ve had?

Many of the health care career fairs and searches are very hands off. You apply to a job on the web and wait weeks to possibly get an automated reply. Here I was informed the entire way. I received an email thanking me for signing up, as well as instructions with next steps. At the same time, I was in contact with a recruiter who guided me. The whole process made me feel like this was the place I wanted to work because the university wanted me there. They want to provide you a great environment where you are encouraged and supported.

What do you love about your job?

I love what I do first and foremost. My previous career did not challenge me the way my current job in the Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic Unit does; it is a great place to work.  This unit is special, it is challenging and management knows this. They support you throughout orientation and throughout your career. For years I have heard about the Michigan Difference and on this unit I have personally seen and experienced the Michigan Difference.

Would you recommend job seekers attend this fair and why?

If you are an RN and want to be challenged and want to be a part of a team that supports you, then I highly recommend you attend the UMHS Nurse Recruiting Fair. If you have questions, they will answer them. If you want to talk to all of the units to see were you best fit, they are available to talk. Most every unit of the health system is represented and provides information about their unit. The representatives are happy to tell you everything they have to offer.  I truly believe that if you want to be part of a great health system, to see the difference, to be the difference, you need to make it a point to attend the UMHS Nurse Recruiting Fair.

If you or someone you know is interested in a nursing career at UMHS, be sure to check out the Nurse Recruiting Fair on Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon to 3 p.m.  Registration is required. The event will take place at the Jack Roth Stadium Club at Michigan Stadium.

Click here for more information, including what to bring and where to park, and to register to attend.

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