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Career Development Department hosting “Women in Nontraditional Careers” Seminar at Windward Campus on March 8

Article by Melinda Eddleman

Rosie the Riveter_DMC Women in Nontraditional Careers Seminar

March is Women’s History Month and a time to reflect on those who have broken barriers and opened opportunities over the past century so that women can take nontraditional career paths today. And, it’s a time to admire and learn from women who continue to set benchmarks in nontraditional careers in our community.

Join Del Mar College’s Career Development Department on Wednesday, March 8, for their “Women in Nontraditional Careers” Seminar to hear first-hand from local women about their journeys in the careers they chose.

The free seminar is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Emergency Training Building (FEMA Dome) on the Windward Campus, located at 4101 Old Brownsville Rd. (78405). Get online directions and campus map. Both the campus and general community are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Maria Villarreal, DMC Career Counselor with the Career Development Department, at 361-698-2687 or mvillarr28@dellmar.edu.

The event features five women panelists who will discuss their efforts to break into nontraditional careers, including:

·      Stephanie Hajducek, Project Engineer/Design Lead with Chemours and founder of This One’s for the Girls,
·      Lisa Kingsbury, Windstorm Inspector with Lynn Engineering,
·      Jerry Lynn Pippin,18-year veteran Fire Fighter II – EMS with the Corpus Christi Fire Department, who also started a trend with the first service dog in the United States, Molly, to be a part of a Critical Incident Management team,
·      Janet Blanke, Management Development (Civil Engineering) with IBM Corporation, and
·      Imelda Rjasko, Senior Officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Participants can also explore career possibilities, academic programs and services with representatives from the College’s Division of Industry and Public Service, the TRIO Office, Career Development Department and the Disability Services Office as well as outside organizations such as the Family Centered Educational Agency, Nueces County Community Action Agency and others. Get inspired and explore the “nontraditional” possibilities!

To learn more about the DMC Career Development Department, visit www.delmar.edu/careerdevelopment.




About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.