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Career Center FAQ's

What does the Career Services Office do?

We support students as they explore and develop their career goals and help them transition from the Academic setting to the Employment arena. Aside from major and career exploration, we also assist students in the formation of resumes and cover letters; as well as networking and interviewing skills and techniques.

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What do I do if I’m not sure of my major or career direction?

MVCC Career Services offers a variety of tools to explore your interests and abilities.  Computer-based assessments and guided interviews can help you choose what you might try first. We also encourage students to speak with professors and other professionals in their potentially desired fields.

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Can you help me with my resume?

Whether you need help making a resume or want someone to look over the resume you already have, the MVCC Career Services Office can help.  We’ll also be able to show you ways to make your resume available to potential employers. For those without a resume, you should check out mvcc.optimalresume.com to begin crafting your resume.

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Can you give me a job?

The MVCC Career Services does not hire students, but we can help you with your job searching, both on and off campus.

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Where can I look for a job?

The MVCC Career Services Offices is part of a consortium of 6 local colleges which features an employment website, College Central Network.  This site features local employers seeking local graduates but also has links to searches throughout the nation and internationally.

MVCC Career Services also strongly advises that their students post their resumes to CollegeCentral.com/MVCC, so that they can search employers and vice versa.

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What careers will be good for me?

There is no easy way to discover what would be a good career match.  What your interests are, how your values show, what your financial needs are, etc., are some of the questions that help you get to the answer.  Working with the Career Services Office can help you explore those variables.

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How do I get Work Study?

Work Study awards are part of your Federal Financial Aid package. You need to apply and be awarded Work Study through the Financial Aid Office.  Work Study is distributed based on eligibility and availability of funds.  The sooner you apply for your AID, the better.  Once you have been awarded Federal Work Study, the Career and Student Employment Specialist will help you find a position.

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How do I get a job on campus?

Most student jobs on campus are Work Study jobs.  There are some positions that are funded directly from the department.  If you are interested in working in a particular office, ask them if they are hiring students.  The Career and Student Employment Specialist may be able to help you further.

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How do I get an Internship?

Major specific Internships are coordinated through the Academic Centers, so speak to your Academic Advisor.  The Career Counselor in the Career Services Office may be able to help you search for other experiential opportunities.

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How can I access students to work in my office?

Student Employment has been designed to further prepare students for employment off campus.  Thus, to find students to work in your office, you will need to post a job opening on the College Central Network website.  Please contact the Career and Student Employment Specialist, Maimun Khan, at 315-792-5485 or mkhan@mvcc.edu for more information.

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How can I find a job on campus?

There are 2 pathways for students to work on campus, Federal Work Study and MVCC Student Assistant.  If you have been awarded Federal Work Study through Financial Aid, please contact the Career and Student Employment Specialist, Maimun Khan, at 315-792-5485 or mkhan@mvcc.edu to start the Work Study process.  If you have not been awarded Work Study, Student Assistant positions would be your option.  Unfortunately, currently, there is no central place such positions are listed.  Each office/department coordinates their own positions.  Non-student employment opportunities are listed through MVCC Human Resources at https;//mvcc.peopleadmin.com.

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