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!

Career Showcase Day @CPCC on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Explore a new profession at CPCC’s Career Showcase! CPCC offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in fields such as engineering and health care that lead to rewarding careers with some of the area’s largest and fastest-growing companies. Talk with representatives from several of our most popular academic programs for in-demand careers.

• Transport Systems: Automotive Technology
• Health Sciences: Health Information Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology
• Health Sciences: Medical Assisting and Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
• Cosmetology
• Early Childhood
• Health and Human Services: Nursing, Cardiovascular Technology, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Care Technology and Pharmacy Technology
• Transfer Programs (Associate of Arts or Science programs)

During the Career Showcase, two, 45-minute information sessions are offered. Session One begins at 4:15 p.m. Session Two begins at 5:15 p.m. Attendees can attend one or both sessions.

To RSVP for this event, click here or call 704.330.6637. Free parking is available in CPCC Student Deck 2 at the corner of 4th Street and Charlottetowne Avenue.

For more info, click here to visit the event webpage.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
CPCC Central Campus
Levine Information Technology Building, 4th Floor
1125 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

 

Considering Careers in Social Media, Marketing, Internet, or Communications?

Social Media @ CPCC

Social Media @ CPCC

Students, are you considering a future career in Internet communications, new media, social media, journalism or marketing? If so, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) may have a great volunteer or internship opportunity for you!

CPCC’s Community Relations and Marketing Services (CRMS) area is currently forming a team of student collaborators to develop its online and social media presence. We are seeking creative and energetic candidates to assist in creating engaging content, developing interactive media and building online communities. This is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience and insights within your career track of choice.

This is an unpaid volunteer learning experience offered to a limited number of qualified career-seeking college students. Candidates from Charlotte area colleges and universities will be considered. Through CPCC’s Co-Operative Education program, some CPCC students may also be eligible for college credit.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, email socialmedia@cpcc.edu. Applicants please include your full name, contact information and a resume.

Are You Career Ready?

Are you career ready?

Are you career ready?

CPCC Career Services is currently reviewing student resumes for the 2012 Career Fair! Students can make individual appointments or stop by Central High, Room 122 during drop-in hours.  Individual appointments are recommended for students and graduates who have more advanced resume questions. Drop-in hours are for students who have brief career-related questions or are in need of a resume critique. If your schedule is hectic, email your resume to career.services@cpcc.edu for a virtual critique!

The career fair will take place on Thursday, March 15, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Grady Cole Center.  Admission is free and the event is open to public.

Don’t have a resume?  Visit http://www.cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/resumes to get tips on developing a resume that’s right for you!
Central Campus Drop-in Hours:
When: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon.
Where: Central High Building, Room 122

Regular Hours:
Central Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Central High, Room 122
Cato Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 125
Harper Campus: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Room 255
Harris Campus: Monday & Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 1107
Levine Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 2130
Merancas Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., TS-221

To schedule an appointment, call Career Services at 704.330.6551. You can also visit http://www.cpcc.edu/career for more information.

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Career and College Promise

A CPCC college student holding her college textbooks

Effective January 1, 2012, the Career and College Promise program will replace all existing concurrent enrollment programs for high school students.

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.  North Carolina community colleges may offer the following Career and College Promise pathways aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education:

  1. a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway leading to a minimum of 30 hours of college transfer credit
  2. a Career and Technical Education Pathway leading to a certificate, diploma or degree
  3. a Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway (the Current Cato Middle College)

Enrollment for Career and Promise students at CPCC will begin on November 21. For more information visit: https://www.cpcc.edu/hsprograms/career-college-promise.