We can help you discover your career and personal interests; develop your career and professional skills; provide opportunities for you to gain access to a broad range of employers, employment information, and entrepreneurial opportunities; and assist you in making decisions as you transition to four-year or professional programs.
We offer a variety of services including:
Career counseling is a process that helps you develop a better understanding of yourself, your personality, background, abilities, and interests, and helps you make decisions about your professional life, such as choosing a new career or changing directions for a career.
We provide a career assessment for students who are undecided on a career path via Career Coach. You can take an interest inventory assessment that will allow you to explore career paths based on your personal interests. Our staff is available to review your results with you and provide career exploration assistance.
Career and Transfer Fairs are offered during the fall and spring semesters to connect you to employers, four-year universities and scholarship opportunities.
Students and graduates can seek job placement assistance to find employment opportunities in their field of study. Our office will provide tools and resources to help you build your network and identify ideal postings.
A resume is a summary of your academic and personal experiences, such as extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and/or jobs. When deciding whether to admit or hire you, most universities and businesses want to view your resume.
Why is a resume important?
To employers and recruiters, your resume communicates your qualifications as well as your brand—who you are and what sets you apart. In a competitive employment market, you need a resume that will help you stand out from the crowd. The ultimate goal of a strategically targeted, polished resume is to land you an interview.
A trained member of the Career Services staff can help you with your résumé. For a quick resume review, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A mock interview is a practice job interview that resembles how to interact with the hiring manager in real life. In this environment, you can practice answering difficult questions, develop and improve tactics, and improve your communication and response delivery skills. The interview can be conducted in-person, by phone, or virtually.
Career and Transfer Services offers a variety of professional development workshops to prepare students to transition to a 4-year school and enter the workforce. We collaborate with faculty, staff, and student organizations to provide workshops to students and alumni. If you would like to have a member of our staff present a workshop, please fill out the presentation request form.
- Introduction to Career and Transfer Services
- Writing a Winning Resume and Cover Letter
- Successful Interview Tips & Strategies
- Dress for Success
- Ethics in the Workplace
- The College Transfer Process
Career and Transfer Services offers students the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and work experience in their field of study through the SLCC Internship Program.
Students will be able to apply their course study to the real world and gain valuable experience. These opportunities bridge the gap between the educational and professional worlds, making it easier to transition from college to a career.
An internship can be the foundation to landing a full-time position after graduation and an exciting and rewarding experience. An internship is a great way to test out a career before making a full-time commitment. It can also help you build a valuable network of colleagues and professional references that can help you begin your career upon graduating.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE):
“An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.”
Benefits of an Internship
- Improve your confidence in professional environments
- Make professional contacts
- Gain valuable industry knowledge
- Possibly land a full-time job upon graduation
- Have evidence of your abilities to show a potential employer
- Develop your professional skills
- Low-commitment way to test out a job and career path
To participate in an internship, students must:
- Be enrolled in a curriculum leading to a degree and have completed 1 semester of their coursework and must be pursuing a major field of study closely related to the job for which he/she is being considered.
- Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the semester of the internship or be a recent SLCC graduate.
- Be in good academic standing with the College by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Be eligible to seek legal employment in the United States or satisfy requirements for practical training in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
- Be recommended to the Employer by the College faculty and Career Services Staff.
- Meet the Employer's selection requirements (e.g., academic, security clearance, etc.)
For more information about the internship program and the available internships please contact:
Lafayette Campus - Ardoin Building, Room 408
Careers in National Defense
College Resource Guide for Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs
Military to Civilian Occupation Translator
Military Veteran Job Board
Military Veteran Staffing Agency
Veterans' Employment and Training Service
Veterans' Guide to Getting Hired
Services are provided to students and alumni on all SLCC campuses. Contact our staff today to help you explore all your transfer and career needs.
Lafayette Campus - Ardoin Building, Room 404
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