The Guam Community College’s 3rd annual Link Up event was a success even though it was done virtually.
GCC Visual Communications instructor Nita Cepeda says that despite some technical difficulties, the event went on quite smoothly and with great online attendance.
“We almost had 200 people logged on as attendees and largely that was about our peek but we stayed high pretty much at around the 100 count, with participants watching throughout the 9 to 12 period and it went smoothly and the students did really well,” Cepeda said.
She added: “We’ve had about 50 high school students and their reaction was that GCC’s got what I’m looking for, maybe I should really look at going there.”
Cepeda noticed that many of the employers at the event seemed to be interested in hiring students from the marketing and visual communications field.
“I think what’s pushing the goal to get marketing and visual communication students is the pandemic. It pushed all businesses to go online, to put their menus up on Instagram, to put all of their services to order online on Instagram or order through Facebook or go straight to our website and all three platforms is what our students could do. They can create everything for you and it’s not just marketing, really, you get to put out the graphics, put out the videos. People respond to videos and that’s what our students can do,” Cepeda said.
Following the success of the Link Up event, Cepeda says she is proposing to organize an on-campus recruitment event for the upcoming fall semester.