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What can Career Services do for you?
Career Services at Rockford College is here to assist current students and alumni in reaching their career goals. For undecided students, we provide career assessments that help students gain a greater awareness of their individual skills and interests, as well as identify possible majors and career paths that will most likely result in their being satisfied and successful. We also offer assistance with finding internships for students in their chosen major. Additionally, we provide resume and cover letter development, mock interviews, off-campus Federal Work-Study positions, information about graduate school, career counseling and job search assistance. Please see below for further information.
Please visit our employer page for opportunities available.
If students are struggling trying to determine their major and future career path, they should consider taking a career assessment. Career Services offers our current students and alumni FOCUS-2, an Internet based career and educational planning system the enables people to broaden their career horizons, analyze occupations, make decisions about majors offered, search for occupations, and narrow down their options. The following self assessments are incorporated in FOCUS-2: work interest, leisure interest, skills, personality, and values. For further details regarding FOCUS-2, please visit www.focuscareer2.com
. To obtain the link and password, please email email@example.com
Another great resource; "What Can I Do With This Major?”
Internships provide students with a wonderful opportunity not only to gain valuable experience to build their resumes, but also to allow students to understand what a position really entails. Additionally, internships offer students the chance to network with professionals in their chosen fields. These experiences can lead to receiving strong references and recommendations as well as the possibility of being offered a full-time position upon graduating.
Career Services assists students in finding internship opportunities. If students are seeking an academic internship for credit, students should contact the appropriate professor in their major.Resumes and Cover Letters
Career Services assists with resume and cover letter development. Two of the biggest mistakes that people make involve not proofreading their resumes and not making them as marketable as possible. It is most beneficial to set up a one-on-one appointment. To do so, students can call 815-226-4022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. If they are not able to come to campus for an appointment, they may also e-mail these documents to the address above for review. Please allow up to two business days for a response. Mock Interviews
Career Services offers practice interviews for current students and alumni. These interviews are recorded, and through watching the videos, students are able to develop a greater awareness of their non-verbal behaviors. Additionally, students are asked specific questions relating to the job they are seeking; thus they can be better prepared when participating in a formal interview. Off-Campus Federal Work Study
If students qualify for Off-Campus Federal Work Study according to their financial aid package, they can contact Career Services to discuss current open positions. These positions are also found on the Rockford College Web site under Resources, then Employment Opportunities followed by Student Employment.Job Search Assistance
Career Services offers job search assistance. Current students and recent graduates can log onto think.rockford.edu
and scroll down to the career portal to view current job and internship postings, both local and national. If you are an alumnus and are not able to log onto think.rockford.edu
, please contact career services to be a recipient of our weekly job posting email. Additionally, students and alumni are encouraged to attend career workshops offered on campus and to also participate in our annual internship and career fair as well as our speed networking event. Please see below for further details regarding these events. Furthermore, current students and alumni can also log onto www.iscpa.org
and go to the On-line Career Center and create a profile to search for employment and internship opportunities and post their resumes. Additionally, through the Illinois Small College Placement Association, current students as well as alumni can participate in the annual CareerFest, TeacherFest and Interview Day. Here are the dates for the 2010-2011 school year for both career fairs and recruiting events on campus and through ISCPA:
Career Services publishes Career Connections each semester, our newsletter designed to provide information relevant to job searching and details on Career Services events.
Spring 2010 Newsletter
Fall 2010 Newsletter
Career Services is located on the second floor of Nelson Hall.
To set up an appointment, call 815-226-4022 or e-mail email@example.com
Kelly Cooper, Director
5050 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108