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West Virginia Breast Health Initiative (WVBHI) – Externship Highlight

West Virginia Junior College partners with local hospitals, businesses, and organizations in the Charleston area to provide students real-world experience through externships. Students complete these externships during the last twelve weeks of their program. Externships are a great opportunity for students to network with in-field professionals and gain valuable career-focused experience. A recent business administration … Read more

Jeffrey Byrd – Graduate Highlight

Jeffrey Byrd is a recent graduate from the Network Administration/Security Associate Degree program at West Virginia Junior College Charleston. Jeffrey decided to explore his options at WVJC due to the short length of the program, friendliness of the staff and faculty, hands-on training, and convenience of the location. Jeffrey conducted a lot of research on … Read more

Olivia Williamson – Graduate Highlight

Olivia Williamson is a West Virginia Junior College Pharmacy Technician graduate.   Her choice to become a student at WVJC was easy because of the class size and family atmosphere. When making her decision to enroll in school she knew “it would be a challenge” because she is a wife and mother of two small … Read more

Jim Tuell – Student Highlight

Jim Tuell is a student in the Business Administration program at West Virginia Junior College Charleston. Jim has always had an interest in the business field.  He grew up helping his family operate a small business and has always been passionate about learning new strategies to help the business be successful. Before attending WVJC, Jim … Read more

Samantha Esposito – Staff Highlight

“I wanted a position where I would be able to help and impact individuals while also supporting the community.  My position at WVJC has allowed me to do both!” – Samantha Esposito As the Director of Career Management at West Virginia Junior College, Samantha Esposito assists WVJC students and graduates with employment opportunities upon graduation.  … Read more

Mon Health Medical Center – Externship Highlight

West Virginia Junior College and Mon Health Medical Center have had a working relationship for the past few years. Mon Health Medical Center accepts Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration,  and Pharmacy Technician students to complete their externship hours with the facility, as well as Nursing students for their clinical hours. During the last few … Read more

United Hospital Center – Externship Site Highlight

Updated Content 06/12/2024 As the demand for skilled healthcare professionals in West Virginia continues to rise, educational institutions are faced with the challenge of providing practical experience to their students. In response, both colleges and employers are seeking innovative ways to bridge the workforce gap. This is where the unique partnership between WVJC Bridgeport and … Read more

University of Charleston – Externship Highlight

With an externship you can work with experts in your field of study as you learn! This isn’t your typical hands-on learning activity in the lab or classroom. You are immersed in a real-world working environment. WVJC has opportunities for students in different program tracks to participate in externships. An externship is a learning opportunity … Read more