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Career Services FAQ

What does the Career Services Office do?

We assist MVCC students and alumni with forming career and educational goals, and making decisions about their futures.  We also provide services to assist you with a successful job search.

Services we offer include:

• Major and career exploration and counseling
• Resume and cover letter assistance
• Job search, networking and interview skills training
• Connecting students and alumni with local employers
• Career panels, company visits, on-campus recruiting, and career fairs

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

Needing assistance in developing and clarifying career goals is common and we’re happy to help!

We encourage students to start with the career assessment in Career Coach, as it can help if you have no idea what you want to do but also if you have a field in mind but want to explore additional options in a big field like healthcare or business. In addition to the assessment Career Coach provides information about salaries, needed education, job demand and growth, tasks and skills, and related academic programs.

Prospective students, current students, and alumni are also welcome to come and meet with one of our staff members for career counseling. Stop into the office (AB202 in Utica) or give us a call at 315-792-5377 to schedule an appointment.

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Can you help me with my resume?

A strong resume and cover letter are important tools in a successful job search. Students and alumni are welcome to utilize Optimal Resume online that provides sample resumes unique to different career fields, sample text, and formatting assistance.

You can send a resume through Optimal Resume to our staff for review or make an appointment to meet with a staff member for help with developing or improving your resume. Stop into the office (AB202 in Utica) or give us a call at 315-792-5377 to schedule an appointment.

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Can I get help finding a job?

We’re happy to help with a job search, whether you’re in school and looking for part-time or seasonal work or you’re graduating and looking for a job in your field. Keep in mind that a typical job search takes 2-3 months so come and see us early for help getting started.

We encourage students and alumni to register in CareerWorks our online platform for connecting with employers and applying for positions. Our staff are happy to help you target your search, prepare materials like cover letters and resumes, practice interviewing, and more. Stop into the office (AB202 in Utica) or give us a call at 315-792-5377 to schedule an appointment.

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How can I find a job on campus?

If you’re looking for a job on campus you’ll want to visit the Student Employment webpage that is managed by our Human Resources Department. If you’re looking for employment off-campus, including summer work, we’re happy to help you with that search.

You can find and apply for positions on CareerWorks. Stop into the office (AB202 in Utica) or give us a call at 315-792-5377 to schedule an appointment if you need help.

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