Welcome back, CPCC Faculty!
Workplace Learning is hosting a professional development class on everything new in our area, including Co-ops, Apprenticeships, and Internships. Attendees will receive 1 hour of professional development credit.
Join us in the Hall Professional Development building on the following days and times:
Tuesday, July 31 – 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Tuesday, August 7 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Current CPCC Students:
The Co-op office has numerous opportunities available in the areas listed below. Please contact a Coordinator to learn more about Co-op and if you are eligible to participate in Co-op this fall. We look forward to hearing from you!
College Transfer & Business Administration (general, Marketing & Retail, International Business)
Ed Injaychock (Central Campus): email@example.com
Linda Moorer (Levine Campus): firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Schurkus (Cato Campus): email@example.com
In late 2010, President Obama signed an executive order that would recruit students and recent graduates to internships and jobs within the federal government. Nearly 18 months later, the federal “Pathways Programs” will officially begin on Tuesday, July 10, with three flagship programs: Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.
All federal agencies will post their opportunities in one place. Students and recent graduates should regularly check http://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads for latest postings and more information about the three programs created within “Pathways”.
Jack Welch, the former General Electric Chairman and CEO, gives advice on summer internships, along with his wife Suzy, former editor of the Harvard Review. I like how he encourages students to find a “decent” internship and acknowledges that internships have changed over the years. In today’s competitive job market, having practical experience before graduation is practically a necessity, and no longer just nice to have on a resume.
Why should we consider Jack’s advice? He was highly successful during his tenure at GE , increasing revenues by nearly $103 billion over his 20-year tenure (GE.com). Enough said…
Are you apprehensive about that upcoming interview? Do you know what your professional brand is or how to develop one? Are you unsure as to what LinkedIn can do for you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may find some invaluable information on these topics and more at LinkedIn’s Learning Center.
Click on the following link and you will be directed to a series of six short videos that will help launch your professional career!
Attention all current CPCC Paralegal Technology students:
We have 14 law firms or non-profit organizations that would like to host paralegal Co-op students this fall. If you have completed Intro to Paralegal Studies, Legal Research & Writing I, and Civil Litigation I, you may be eligible to participate. To learn more about Co-op in Paralegal Technology, contact Jill in the Workplace Learning office by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This recent BusinessWeek article shows that companies are partnering with schools to help fill positions requiring special skills sets and training. While the focus of this article is on four-year universities (Virginia Tech & Georgia Tech), the same can be said of businesses (of all sizes!) that work with community colleges by hosting Co-op students or interns.
While the Wall Street Journal article in the link below is geared towards job seekers over age 45, the article provides advice that people of any age can utilize when crafting a resume or during the interview. I like how the expert who was interviewed said that job seekers should think of a resume as their “personal marketing brochure”.
Pay special attention to the side bar, ”Adventures in the Job Market”, on what past candidates have listed on their resume and said during the interview.
Are you considering Co-op for Fall 2012? If so, the time to start planning is NOW. CPCC’s Fall 2012 semester begins Thursday, August 9.
- If you are currently enrolled at CPCC, see if your program offers Co-op by clicking here.
- Call 704.330.6217 and ask to speak with the Coordinator who works with students in your program of study.
- Once you are connected to that person, he/she can tell you how to begin the Co-op process.
It’s that easy! Check back to this blog for Fall 2012 Co-op opportunities in your program of study.
CNN/Money magazine recently published success stories of recent graduates and how they found jobs. It’s a great read and can give anyone in the job market inspiration!