by Alexis Tucker, Managing Editor
Finding a job can be a daunting task, but with the help of the Schoolcraft’s Career Services department, job-seeking and career guidance can become a much smoother and less intimidating process.
Located within the McDowell Center, Career Services provides resources to current students, alumni and members of the community. All services offered are free and available year round.
Finding your path
Last year, Career Services launched an online personality quiz labeled Career Coach. Based on the answers, Career Coach will suggest multiple career opportunities. Results from Career Coach help with educational planning with the tool to see degree programs related to a career. It is a free service that gives two options for a six-question quiz or a 60-question assessment, or there are options to search for programs or careers to see all employment opportunities. Students and community members can access Career Coach at schoolcraft.emsicc.com. If interested in discussing the results, an appointment can be made to talk about the specifics in the assessment and what it means.
Working on campus
Many departments on campus hire students employees to do assist in a variety of jobs. Jobs in media services, student services, grounds, tutors, computer lab aids and many more are available for students to apply for. The campus employs around 450 student employees working on campus. Although, they don’t just help with on-campus jobs. Career Services have has an online job board via College Central, which hosts a wide variety of employment options to appeal to students and the community at large. The online job board is maintained by Career Services, and employers have to call first before they can post a job to ensure steady flow on the board.
“What benefits students working for the school is understanding the environment you’re going into and how to prioritize many different tasks and events,” said Jarvis Byrd Jr., Graphic Design major. “…it is very satisfying when you complete those requests.”
Career Services also hosts a multitude of events every semester to equip job seekers with the skills they need to land that perfect dream job or the first steppingstone of a long and prosperous career. There are interview workshops to develop better interviewing skills and resume workshops to build the best resume employers look for, but first, students have to find out where they would like to work.
During the spring and fall semesters, Career Services holds a job fair with a wide range of employers to appeal to all types of people. The annual fall job fair will be held on October 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the VisTaTech Center on main campus. More than 70 employers from a variety of industries will be speaking with and accepting resumes from job seekers. This event is free and open to the public.
“What I love about working in this office is the open-door policy,” said JoAnne Stadnicar, the Career Services Coordinator. “It makes you feel good about working here.”
Career Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 734-462-4421. To send in resumes, email firstname.lastname@example.org