Our Career Specialist assists students in formulating career plans by providing a variety of support services and resources necessary to develop a targeted, focused career path. The desired outcome is that students are highly satisfied with their choices and successfully attain their educational and career goals.
Career Counseling and Exploration
Career interest inventories and self-assessment exercises assist students in further clarifying and understanding how their values and interests affect their career preferences. Individual counseling appointments with the Career Specialist help students become more aware of the many options available to them and how their unique talents, background and skills might fit into specific career options.
In addition, the Career Specialist assists students in discovering the many resources available for learning about a variety of specific job descriptions, including Nontraditional by Gender Career paths, salary information and more general job availability projections in their search and discovery process.
Preparation for the Job Search
While students are encouraged to attend our regularly scheduled workshops on Resume Writing and Interviewing Strategies offered in both the Fall and Spring Semesters, individual resume appointments are also offered to assist in the preparation of a professional, high quality resume. Students are encouraged to create a rough draft of their resume prior to their appointment with the Career Specialist. The appointment time will then be used to revise, customize and refine the students' resume.
Also, individual appointments are available to students who would like assistance in learning and sharpening their interviewing skills to develop a more effective, results oriented job search.
Job Placement Assistance
The Career Specialist strives to assist all Coaches & Mentors students to prepare for, locate and secure professional job opportunities by providing the following services listed:
New Coaches & Mentors students are required to meet with the Career Specialist to complete an individualized career plan. The career plan is a four step self-evaluation and discovery process which will take place during a students first year at CCCC.