The Career Services Office maintains a wide range of current occupational information, internship and job listings, and career assessment materials designed to help students and recent alumni explore career opportunities. Books, videos, articles, and web resources regarding occupations, job markets, job outlooks, job search skills, and graduate schools are available. Job preparation workshops and consultations are offered along with general internship and career guidance.
FIRST DESTINATION SURVEY
First-Destination Survey captures information regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation. The annual initiative provides clear, concise, and consistent data on the outcomes associated with a college education on a national scale. Outcomes include:
- Types of employment—full or part time, contract, freelance, and so forth;
- Additional education, e.g., accepted to graduate or professional school;
- Still seeking either employment or further education;
- And starting salary for those employed full time.
In addition to providing outcomes for individual classes, the First-Destination Survey is designed to provide trends data over time to inform the discussion about the value of higher education.
What We Provide
- Internship Planning and Assistance
- Career Coaching
- Internship and Job Preparation Workshops
- On-site Campus Recruitment
- Job Fairs
- Electronic Resume and Job Posting Services for Students, Alumni, and Employers (Crimson Connect )
- Career Resource Library
The mission of the Career Services Office is to guide and support students and alumni of the College in their career development by providing resources to help them become and stay competitive within their chosen profession.
- To assist students and alumni in gaining clarity, direction, tools, and confidence in their career planning and development
- To help them gain a better understanding of their interests and strengths in order to clearly define their options
- To assist them in developing specific steps that chart a course to achieve their career goals
- To provide methods and techniques that will facilitate application of key career planning concepts to help them better position themselves in the marketplace
- Refer and link them to employers and other resources
- Offer training, consultation, and activities to help them develop self-assurance and confidence in managing their career activities.
Internships are an experiential learning activity that gives students insight into their potential career allowing them to apply the knowledge gained from various courses taken in the classroom, to practical work settings. Learning by doing and being exposed to professionals working in a selected field provides valuable experience, an opportunity to build a professional network, and may lead to a professional position upon graduation. The Internship Program at CCSJ provides opportunities for students, employers, and the college to collaborate in developing career-related experiences that prepare students to compete in today’s competitive job market.
Two Documents You Might Find Helpful Are
- Skills Summary Examples – This document provides examples of skill or professional summaries
- Building Better Bullet Points – This document helps you develop more dynamic descriptions
We have also created a worksheet to help you develop your resume draft. Once you have created your draft, make an appointment with the Career Services Office to edit your resume.
Creating your first resume can be intimidating, but there are many resources available to help you. Here in Career Services we have created an eWorkshop, or online tutorial, to walk you through the steps of creating a resume.
Career Services Resume Resources
General Career Exploration and Job Preparation Help
Internship Search Databases – Search & apply on your own
Internship Placement Services – Fee-based programs that include placement, housing, meals & activities
Temporary Housing Resources
Federal Government Job Listings
MakingtheDifference.org (general info about working for the government)
USAJobs.gov (main federal job board)
Federal Jobs by College Major
A-Z Index of Federal Agencies
HillZoo.com (opportunities on Capitol Hill)
GovLoop.com (social network for government)
Job Search Databases
Indiana State Personnel Department
CollegeGrad.com (entry-level jobs)
HealthCareerWeb.com (healthcare industry)
CarouselExpo.com (job fairs across the US)
Dice.com (technology jobs)
BilingualCareer.com (search by languages spoken)
Urban Employ Network
SeasonalEmployment.com (summer jobs)