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services are offered in the Career
A: Career Services offers:
Job postings (accessible online)
Career Advisors who can meet with you one-on-one
Assistance with resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and
Assistance with job interview preparation
A variety of career-related workshops
Internet, phone and fax access to
communicate with prospective employers
Career assessments including Discover,
Myers-Briggs, and the Strong
?: Do I have to be a student to use your center/services?
A: No, we are open to the
?. Are services free?
A: Yes, all services are offered at no cost. If you do not have a current COC
student parking permit, be sure to purchase a parking permit when visiting, good
in any student lot.
?. Do I need to make an appointment?
No appointment is needed to take the assessments, view the job
database, view the resource
library, or to use the computers and fax machine. Appointments are needed tovisit
with an Advisor one-on-one, or to use Perfect Interview. Walk-ins
are accepted if staff is available.
?: How can a
career assessment help me?
A: A career assessment can
help you narrow down your choice of careers to something you will
ultimately be happy doing, based on your interests, abilities and values. It can
also help you narrow down your
choices for a college major if you are undecided.
?: Is there a cost for the
A: No, assessments are
currently offered at no cost.
?. Do you hold
job & career fairs?
A: Job & Career Fairs are
held in the fall and the spring. Please check our
website for specific days, times and locations.
?: Do you have
resources available to learn
more about specific career areas?
A: We have a career
library containing books on specific career areas, and with examples of resumes and cover
letters. We also have a “Resources” link on our website with numerous links for exploring careers
and for job hunting.
?: How do I
start a job search?
A: Meet with a Career Advisor to discuss your current situation and areas of
interest. We can assist with providing resources for job search, including our
online job database. Assistance with developing resumes, creating cover
letters, completing applications, interviewing and organizing your job search
?: How can you help me to prepare for my next
In addition to one-on-one practice, we offer the online program “Perfect
Interview” to practice and fine tune your interview skills.
?: If I am a current student at College of the
Canyons, how can I get a job on campus?
A: If you are enrolled in 6 units or more and have at
least a 2.0 GPA, you can visit the Financial Aid Office and fill out an
application to work on campus and will be added to a pool of applicants for screening.
?: Where do I go to look for
A: Go to our
database. You will need to
register yourself if it’s your first visit. Most jobs are local and you can even post
your resume for employers to find you.
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? you were looking for?
*We will make every attempt to answer your question
within 48 hours.
questions will not be answered on weekends.
Michaelides, Director of Career Services
Medina, Career Advisor
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