An open letter to PCC Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff,
Career Services at PCC offers FREE comprehensive services and programs throughout the year to help your students achieve their career goals. We understand how important faculty and staff are to our students and to this college. As you know, the mutual goal of our faculty/staff, Career Services, and our college is empowering students for success. By working together, we can help to make the transition of our students from a member of the classroom to member of the work force as seamless as possible.
Think of the path our students take to their professional career as a camping trip. Our faculty/staff do an outstanding job of "filling the students' backpacks" with the knowledge and practical skills they need to thrive once they reach their destination. At career services, we provide the maps and compasses, and serve as guides for students conducting their career exploration.
Feel free to encourage students to visit us or if you like, we can bring the information to your classroom. We can collaborate on presentations that will best fit your students such as an overview of Career Services, resume writing, networking, and interviewing skills. In addition, we can arrange presentations by professionals (many of them alumni), who can relate their experiences and how their major has helped them in their careers
The following are some of the presentations we offer:
- Overview of Career Services
- Effective Communication during Interviewing
- Career Exploration and Decision Making
- How to Market Yourself-Resume writing
- Career Jeopardy (Game)
Career Services helps students find their right fit—we help students determine the right career for their interests, career goals, skills, values, and personality. During their time at PCC, students should be encouraged to visit career services to help develop essential job-search skills. We offer resources for job outlook, salary, and employment trend information.
Our career fairs have been effective in attracting many recruiters to our campus,
providing excellent opportunities for students who are looking to start their
career and/or establish a network of contacts. We also help students master the
job interview—there is no better way to prepare for the job interview than by
experiencing an "actual" interview. Our staff will conduct mock interviews with
students, and then provide a constructive critique of their performance and
effective interview strategies.
These are just some of the services we offer. Please call, email, or visit Career Services to determine how we can work together to help achieve student success. I look forward to working with you.