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


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).


Attend The German Connection – Career Fair on Jan. 26

The CPCC Levine Campus and the German Discipline, led by Daniela Weinert, will be offering The German Connection – Career Fair at Levine Campus on January 26. German Flag

There are almost 300 companies from German-speaking Europe in the greater Charlotte area. Attend our event with your students to:

•       Interact with German company representatives from the automotive, engineering, energy and logistics fields to learn about future career paths
•       Learn about apprenticeships that pay students to go to school
•       Discover how students can get scholarships to work and study abroad in Germany
Representatives from the following companies will be present: Siemens Energy, Groninger, Weima, Huber Technology, Steag, Q Works, Hawe, Dba Stainless Valve, u.a.
·         When: Tuesday, January 26,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
·         Where: Second Floor, Levine II, Levine Campus
We hope to 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.

Attend the Volunteer and Part-Time Job Fest at CPCC’s Levine Campus on Sept. 24

Looking for a part-time job or service opportunities for your service-learning course? Attend the Volunteer and Part-Time Job Fest, being held Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second floor of Levine II. Meet with employers looking to hire and community partners with service opportunities available.

For more information please contact:

Christy Curts, Career Counselor:

Carrie Paynter, Career Counselor:

Jessi Preussner, Service-Learning Coordinator:


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 Hub is Here!

CPCC is excited to announce it has launched Career Hub, a new section within CPCC’s website designed to help job seekers explore everything related to careers, such as: Career Hub

  • the top career fields and employment trends in the region
  • specific CPCC degrees and credentials that are needed for given occupations
  • local wages and job growth projections
  • where to look for local job postings
  • resources for writing a résumé, interviewing and more

This FREE resource was created for residents located in Mecklenburg County and beyond seeking to learn more about the local job market, employers who are hiring, their career choices and the skills needed to secure their dream job.

You can find this as a new top navigation item on the homepage, along with About CPCC, Academics, Student Services, and Arts and Community, or by visiting

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!


Get Your Resume Ready for the CPCC Career Fair!

The CPCC Career Fair is just two weeks away. Will your resume pass the test with employers who you plan to speak with at the event? Check out the latest CPCC Career Services blog post that offers tips on preparing a career fair-2015 Career Fair logo
friendly resume.

Career Services staff are standing by to help get your resume ready for the career fair. Schedule a resume appointment with a career counselor at any of our campus locations. All students can take advantage of Central Campus Drop-In Hours on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary to have your resume reviewed.

Employers are Looking for Full-time, Part-time and Internship Candidates at Next Month’s CPCC Career Fair!

Career Services will host more than 80 employers at the 2015 Career Fair on Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center, adjacent to the Central Campus. 2015 Career Fair logo

Who should plan to attend?

Job seekers looking for full-time jobs. Job seekers commonly complain about having to blindly submit resumes online with no chance to meet recruiters in person. Here’s your chance.

Candidates seeking part-time jobs, internships or co-op positions. Many employers at the fair are also hiring for part-time jobs as well as internship or co-op positions with their companies. The time to search for summer positions starts now.

Students wanting to network with employers in their industry. Begin building your network now for your job search later.

What should I know beforehand?

Professional dress is required. People not wearing professional attire won’t be admitted to the fair.

Career Services can help you get ready. If you have questions about what to wear, what to say to employers or how your resume should look, Career Services can help. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor at any of our campus offices.

Bookmark the Career Fair link for helpful tips and event information. Videos, blog posts and more can be found at

VIP Access for CPCC students & alumni, as well as all military service members and veterans. Students and alumni can present their CPCC ID and military service members and veterans can present their military ID to gain admission through the VIP entrance. This helps avoid long lines.

Last Minute Tips for This Week’s Career Fair

CPCC students should plan to attend the CPCC Career Fair, being held tomorrow (March 6) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center. If you are looking for a full-time or part-time job, this is a great opportunity to get face-to-face time with employers who are actively hiring. Check the CPCC Career Services Career Fair Employer Page to see which companies are attending. Over 95 employers from a variety of industries will be on site!

Here’s a checklist to review tonight before attending tomorrow’s career fair:

  • Review February posts from the CPCC Career Services blog. Last month we offered weekly posts on Career Fair items. From resume tips to how to dress professionally, many of your questions can be answered here.
  • Assemble your professional dress now. Make sure clothes are pressed and accessories are chosen wisely. Don’t forget a tote or professional bag (if possible, no backpacks) to carry resumes and gather employer information.
  • Practice your elevator speech. Rehearse your elevator speech in front of a mirror, friends or family. You want employers to know you’re confident and knowledgeable about your skills and qualifications as they relate to the job. Practice a firm handshake, too!
  • Research employers you plan to meet with. Use the Career Fair Employer Page to identify which employers you plan to speak with at the event. Use the companies’ websites and social media presence (Facebook pages, LinkedIn profiles, Twitter handles) to learn about the companies and prepare questions to ask.

Some items to know for the day of the event:

Arrive early. Parking fills up quickly and lines get long.

Bring your CPCC Student ID. Doing so gives you access to the VIP entrance and avoid longer lines. *Note: Veterans who bring their DD-214 papers will also be admitted through the VIP entrance

Check the weather. You may be standing outside in the early morning hours. Dress accordingly.

Plan your transportation. Parking in the Student Decks will be available (no permit required), or plan your bus route.

Arrange for childcare. Job applicants who bring children to the career fair will not be admitted to the event.

Bring a snack. Pack a small bottle of water and a snack to keep your energy up throughout the day.

Have multiple copies of your resume. Estimate how many employers you’ll be speaking to, but bring a few additional copies just in case.

Career Coach Now Has a Career Assessment

We are excited to announce that Career Coach has added a career assessment feature. Now you can get customized information about your interests and how they align with more than 800 occupations. In Career Coach

addition, Career Coach provides information about career fields and links them to specific CPCC programs. It features current local job openings, estimated regional salaries and job outlook information, and a resume tool. Anyone can use this free career exploration tool anytime and at any place.

Check out CPCC’s Career Coach website today!


2012 Career Fair Continues to Add Businesses

Career Services expects to host over 70 employers at the 2012 Career Fair on Thursday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center.  See which employers are coming and get tips to help you prepare and maximize your experience at the fair at

See a full list of companies currently registered to attend here!

Why Go to the Career Fair?

  • It’s still a tight job market, but every employer coming to the fair is hiring
  • Standing out from the crowd can be difficult when you’re applying for jobs online – the career fair gives you a chance to make a great impression in-person
  • Even if you’re not looking for a job, meeting employers and making connections will pay off in the future 

Prepare early by visiting Career Services

  • Create a professional resume and a get a professional resume review
  • Practice what to say to employers
  • Pre-register to send your resume to employers before the fair by using employmeNC
  • Bring your CPCC Student ID  to skip long lines and be admitted at the student entrance

Professional dress is required for admission.  Bring plenty of copies of your resume and be sure to tell employers you are a CPCC student.  Employers want to meet with you!

Contact our Central campus office at 704.330.6551, CH 122 or view contact information for Career Services at other campuses.