E&H’s Career Center Utilizes College Radio Station to Offer Career Advice


The van Vlissingen Center

The “Ready Set Go” program will air every other Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

Guest Contributor, Savana Ratliff
The van Vlissingen Center for Career and Professional Development at Emory & Henry College has started a new show called “Ready Set Go” to be aired on the college’s radio station, WEHC 90.7. Topics of social economic discussions, career related advice, and interviews of Emory & Henry alums are discussed on the show.

Director of The van Vlissingen Center, and host of the “Ready Set Go” radio show, Lee Svete, reflected on his role in the project.

“I’m a College Career Center Director; my topics are going to be a lot about careers. We have a listening area that is really interested in the college, so the other thing I want to do is promote Emory & Henry College and talk about all the exciting things that we’re doing,” Svete said.

Svete works to reach those beyond the immediate collegiate environment to bring exposure to Emory & Henry, and more specifically, the Career Center. By doing this, the school is able to reinforce their reputation and shed light on the lasting benefits of becoming a Wasp, specifically for those entering the workplace post graduation.

When asked how “Ready Set Go” is able to captivate such a wide range of listeners, Svete said, “It’s good for professionals, college students, experienced people, employers, recruiters, all within our listening area. We invite special guests to each show to talk about a diversity of topics. We talk about work, professional networking, making a career change, and there’s a lot there.”

“Ready Set Go” aims to cover information that anyone can learn from and apply to their own life and career planning process.

To help produce this advice, Svete interviews professionals that have experience navigating their own careers. Often, his interviewees are Emory & Henry alums. He asks them to share tips on getting ready for interviews, what employers look for in candidates, and how to best assemble resumes.

Anyone that is interested in expanding their knowledge of preparing for a career can listen to the “Ready Set Go” program every other Monday at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.