Part-Time Job Fests!


Part Time Job Fests!

4/11 – Central Campus, Overcash Lawn, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

4/18 – Levine Campus, first floor Levine II building, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Career Services and Student Life are excited to bring students the opportunity to meet with Charlotte-area employers who are hiring for part-time and summer jobs!

A link to event details as well as tips you can use to prepare is available at

However, while it’s not required, we encourage students to dress in business casual attire, bring a resume and prepare an introductory speech. Career Counselors are available to help students prepare during Drop-In Lab Hours:

Levine Campus: Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. in LV1408

Central Campus: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CH 122


The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 9 – Do You Know What You’re Wearing?

The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 9 – do you know what you’re wearing?Career Fair

Planning to come to the CPCC Career Fair, but not sure what to wear? You don’t need to break the bank on a suit to look polished and professional.

If you are attending the career fair to find a job, think of your encounter with an employer as the first step of a job interview. A suit is great, but you could also wear nice pants with a jacket. For men, a button down shirt with a tie is appropriate, and for women, a nice blouse with a skirt or pants and a jacket or a nice dress. Clothing should be wrinkle-free and ideally in conservative colors.

If you are attending the career fair to learn more about companies in the area, business casual is appropriate.  For men, consider wearing a collared shirt with nice pants and possibly a tie. Women should wear nice pants or a skirt with a nice blouse.

Remember that you’re there to make a great first-professional impression, so avoid wearing sneakers and denim. More tips on what to wear (and avoid) are available on

Do you still need a resume? Stop by Career Services Drop-In Hours: Central Campus – Wednesdays from 11-1 in CH122; Levine Campus – Tuesdays from 12-2 in LV1408. You can also make an appointment with a career counselor:

Complete event information is available on the Career Services website: Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!


Get Ready for the CPCC Career Fair on Thursday, March 9!

Are you getting ready to graduate and need to find a full-time job? Thinking about a part-time job for the summer? Just curious about what a career fair might be like? Career Fair

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then make time to come to the CPCC Career Fair on Thursday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will be hosted by Career Services in the Worrell Gym on Central Campus, and will feature more than 60 employers who are all currently hiring! 

Now is the time to begin researching employers and make sure your resume is career fair-ready. Don’t have a resume yet? No problem! Stop by Career Services Drop-In Hours: Central Campus – Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in CH122; Levine Campus – Tuesdays from noon-2 p.m. in LV1408. You can also make an appointment with a career counselor:

Complete event information is available on the Career Services website: Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!


Don’t Miss EmployUp this Thursday!

EmployUP takes place this Thursday! More than 50 companies are attending, recruiting students for full-time jobs! EmployUp
Here are last minute details to know about this fantastic hiring event:  
EmployUP takes place Thursday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center, adjacent to the CPCC Central Campus. Please see the parking map for location and parking information.
CPCC students and all veterans can show their student and/or military ID to use the VIP entrance and avoid long lines!
Professional dress is required for admission. Check out the EmployUP Tips video for examples of professional dress.
Bring copies of your polished resume. You’ll be giving them to company recruiters. Follow resume guidelines provided in the Career Guide. Review your resume for typos.
Review the EmployUP Student Information Page that contains tons of tips and links to help you make this event successful for you.
EmployUP is going to be a great event! People are going to be called for job interviews and potentially receive job offers because of this career fair. Why shouldn’t it be you?

Attend EmployUp on March 3

EmployUP takes place in two weeks! If you are searching for a full-time job or want to talk face-to-face with recruiters from regional companies, plan to attend the event on Thursday March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center (adjacent to the Central Campus).EmployUp

Don’t know how to prepare for EmployUP? Check out this week’s CPCC Career Services blog post that lists tips for talking to employers.

Career Services staff is ready to review your resume before EmployUP. Schedule an appointment with your campus career counselor or visit Central Campus for Drop Ins, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., in Room 332 of the Central High building (no appointment necessary).


Start Researching EmployUP Companies Now!

More than 50 companies are attending next month’s EmployUP on March 3 at the Grady Cole Center. Which companies are recruiting job candidates from your academic program who possess your skills and qualifications? Narrowing your company focus will make the event more EmployUpmanageable.  You can find a list of attending companies here.

But employers won’t be impressed if you only know the company name. Researching companies is a must when it comes to career fair preparation. You’ll grab the recruiter’s attention when you can talk about the company’s mission, products and services or office culture. Take the time to learn these facts through the company’s website, their Twitter handle or Facebook page. A great place to start is the Career Services 2016 EmployUP Pinterest board.

Any questions about company research or other career fair topics (resume, dress, etc.)? Email or schedule an appointment with your campus career counselor.

Get Ready for EmployUp on March 3

Is your resume EmployUP ready? Career Services is ready to help you get your resume ready for next month’s career fair on Thursday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center. Check out what you can do: EmployUp

·         Schedule a 30-minute resume appointment with your campus career counselor

·         Submit your resume to and receive a reviewed resume in your inbox within 24 hours

·         Create an EmploymeNC account and upload your resume to receive a resume critique

·         Review the Resume Tips section of the Career Services website

Employers immediately reject candidates with bad resumes. You have worked too hard in your academic program to be dismissed from job opportunities due to a poorly written resume. Visit Career Services (virtually or in-person) today!

Career Services is More Social Than Ever!

Are you active on Facebook and Twitter? The CPCC Career Services office recently launched its own Facebook page and Twitter account. Like them ( and follow them (@cpcc_career) to get up-to-date information about programs, events and all things career-related. Use these outlets to ask questions, get answers and get involved with your career services office.


New Career Services Drop-In Lab Opens at Central Campus

Stop by the new Career Services Central Campus Drop-In Lab on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in Central High, Room 332, this lab is devoted entirely to students’ job search needs. Search for jobs on EmploymeNC and other online job sites, complete online job applications and write resumes and cover letters. A career counselor will be on site to answer questions about your job search as well as review your resume and cover letter.

Attend a “Working it Out” Career Preparation Session in October

Career Services, Workplace Learning and Student Life at Cato Campus are partnering to offer “Working it Out”: A Series of Three Career Preparation Sessions during October.
  • October 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.,  Cato II Auditorium Rm 020
    Lunch and Learn-Employer Panel
    Lunch will be served at this event.
    A small panel of employers in fields relative to CPCC programs and student interest will discuss what they look for in an applicant and employee once the job is secured. Employers will also provide tips on how to maintain their jobs, seek promotion etc. Students will be able to ask the panel candid questions or write their questions on index cards to be addressed.
    ***Please register for the lunch: ***
  • Oct. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Cato I Rm 225
    Interview Do’s and Don’ts– The interview process from beginning to end will be reviewed through an interview skit or presentation. An HR manager from a local law firm will assist with addressing “Do’s and Don’ts” of interviewing in person and over the phone. We will also discuss preparing for the interview, impressions, recognizing and answering different types of questions, handling nervousness, having questions to ask the employer, following up answering  etc.
  • Oct. 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Cato Rm II 267
    Resume Writing and Critique:
    Students can drop in to have their resumes reviewed and critiqued by experienced professional staff. Students will be encouraged to bring their resume on a flash drive, bring a paper copy of their resume or the necessary content to get started.
Questions? Contact Connie Johnston –, ext. 4836 or Mia Mallory –, ext. 4874

Plan to Attend the Levine Campus Volunteer & Part-Time Job Fest on Sept. 24

Attention students! Plan to attend the Levine Campus Volunteer & Part-Time Job Fest this Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of Levine Building II. More than 15 companies will be on campus actively recruiting students for part-time jobs and nonprofit agencies will be talking about service opportunities. For a list of employers attending, visit the Career Services Events page.

Make a great first impression. Dress in business casual attire and bring copies of your resume. You can submit your resume to Career Services at to receive a professional resume review. Questions about business casual dress? Visit the Career Services Pinterest page for tips.

All students from all campuses are invited to attend. See you there!

CPCC Career Services Wants You to Know About EmploymeNC

EmploymeNC is the number one online job board for CPCC students! More than 500 full-time and part-time jobs are frequently added and updated in this database that is exclusively for CPCC students and alumni only. But EmploymeNC offers more than just job postings. Unlike other job boards, this site provides a free resume review service for all users, a template (Resume Creator) to help you create a professional resume and access to the Resource Library that contains valuable career information. Additionally students can learn about upcoming campus recruiting events. Access EmploymeNC from Students & Graduates section of the Career Services webpage.

Career Services Hosts Part-Time Job Fest on Sept. 1

Looking for a part-time job? Plan to attend the Part-Time Job Fest being held on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Central Campus Quad. Recruiters from 25 companies will be on campus collecting resumes and job applications. Multiple industries Job Openingsincluding food service, recreation, entertainment and more will be represented. Click here to see which companies plan to attend. All students from all campuses are invited!

Need help with your resume? Visit for tips.

Career Fair Week at CPCC has Arrived!

It’s Career Fair week at CPCC!  Career Services wants to make you aware of last minute details to get you prepared for the career fair taking place this Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center. 2015 Career Fair logo

  • Last chance for a resume review is March 4. The Career Services Central campus office will offer Drop-Ins on Wednesday March 4 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. Bring a hard copy of your resume to receive feedback.
  • Professional dress is required for admission to the event. Job seekers who are not dressed professionally will not be admitted to the career fair. Please visit the Career Services Pinterest board for tips on how to dress professionally.
  • Pack a “career fair first aid kit.” Essentials that will come in handy include an umbrella, pens, water, snacks, and additional copies of your resume.
  • Don’t forget your CPCC student ID. Avoid standing in long lines and be admitted through the VIP entrance.
  • Practice your elevator speech. What you say to employers – and how you say it – can make or break their interest in your application. Practice your PR pitch now through Thursday.
  • Arrive early. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., but arriving earlier gives you more time to prepare and interact with companies.

Please know that all campus Career Services offices will be closed Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 due to the Career Fair.

See you at the Grady Cole Center this Thursday!


It’s the Last Week to Prepare for the CPCC Career Fair!

It’s the last week to get ready for the CPCC Career Fair! The event takes place next Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center (next to the Central Campus). 2015 Career Fair logo

Recruiters are eager to talk to CPCC students about full-time, part-time and internship positions with their companies.

Career Services wants to help you with last minute preparations. Check out these resources to help you get ready:

  • Check out Career Services on Pinterest, where you can find even more career fair resources, including our board that highlights all attending companies.

When you attend the fair next week, remember:

  • professional dress is required for admittance.
  • to bring your CPCC Student ID to gain access through the VIP entrance.
  • to have multiple copies of your resume to give to recruiters you talk to.

Learning about job openings and getting the chance to talk to employers face-to-face is one of the toughest steps in a job search. The career fair takes care of both tasks in one day. Don’t miss out on this prime job search event!