Career Development Every Year
Career development doesn’t begin during your last semester with a quick appointment to polish your resume before you grab your diploma and head out for great things! In fact, you’re already on the road to developing your career before you even get to college, as you evaluate different college programs and decide what school will best help you achieve your goals.
And once you’re here, choosing your major and courses, attending lectures and workshops, getting involved with campus groups and activities, interning at a local or national organization, joining a team, and focusing on your studies are all part of career development.
We’ll help you see the ways that you are already building a set of skills and experiences that can help you find the right job, and we’ll show you how to make sure your investment in a college education leads you to fulfilling employment after graduation.
Some students come to campus knowing exactly what they want to major in; most, however, do not. That’s where we come in!
The Office of Career Development can help you determine the best major for your interests and goals, by guiding you through self-assessments and exploring what JSC has to offer and where that will take you. And once you’ve discovered the major that works for you, our office will support you in your journey to find the career where you will shine!
The content of your classes and the information you gain in your field of study are important, the transferable skills that you gain, develop and are able to identify will likely be the ones that seal the deal in your job search.
Students who start their college education knowing about transferable skills — that is the general skills you develop from jobs, projects, classes, hobbies, and interests that can be used in many different jobs – are better equipped to get the most out of class activities like small groups, presentations and research. And once you’re able to identify and see the value in these types of ‘soft skills,’ you’ll be more likely to seek out ways to add to your development.
The Office of Career Development can help you identify and develop your transferable skills so that you’ll be able to discuss these with knowledge and confidence at job interviews.