At Granite State College, we work to integrate your academic experience with your career goals. We achieve this in two primary ways:
Meet with a Certified Career Counselor for an individual advising session. Learn how to use self-assessment tools to reveal the types of work environments and careers that are best suited for you. Career Services individual meetings and events are free of charge for prospective students, current students, and alumni of the college.
Learn about available internships, practicums and capstone courses that are part of your degree program and connected to your career goals.
CAREER SERVICES NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW! College Central Network
College Central Network connects Granite State College students and alumni to employers for job opportunities and field-based learning/internship experiences.
- Search job opportunities and field-based learning/internship experiences
- Post your resume for employer review*
- Search for job opportunties
- Post your resume for employer review*
- Post job opportunities for our students
- Review student resumes for potential recruitment
- Reach out to potential candidates directly
*Career Services wants to see students succeed in their desired career field. Connect with us to create a polished and targeted resume to post to CCN.
Lunchtime Phone Appointments
Don't have time to meet with Career Services during your busy workday? Schedule a lunch break phone conversation instead and get a head start on your next career move. Use the Request an Appointment link to the right to set up your appointment today.
Work Experience Program
Looking for a way to develop new, on-the-job skills that you’ll need in your desired career? We can help! Our Career Services Work Experience program connects you to projects within an administrative department at Granite State College that needs extra support.
In these paid positions available to all (regardless of whether or not you qualify for Federal Work Study funds), you’ll be able to learn new, employer-friendly skills and gain experience that you can add to your resume. Past participants have been able to land new, exciting job opportunities. Please view our Work Experience Program flyer or contact Career Services for more information.
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All Career Services events are free of charge and available for prospective students, current students, alumni, and the general public.
Did you know that the College offers events, info sessions, workshops, lecture series and more? Check out our events calendar to keep up to date on in-person and virtual events at GSC.
Virtual LinkedIn Workshop
Job seekers, in today’s online world a LinkedIn profile is a must! Employers are using LinkedIn as a screening tool to review applicant’s online presence. An updated, professional profile will help you make a great first impression.
- Why you need to have a profile
- What to include in each section of your profile
- How to add skills, education, volunteer experience, courses etc.
- How to use your profile as a digital portfolio using various media
- How to “brand” yourself as a professional with your photos and headline
- How to follow influencers, join groups and connect/network with others on LinkedIn
Learn more and register your attendance for December 13
Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Learn how to format and write a resume and cover letter that will get results!
You’ll Learn How To:
- Format two different resume styles and learn when to use each
- Use action words to describe your skills and accomplishments
- Techniques to tailor your resume and cover letter for each position
Learn more and register your attendance by clicking your desired date above
Elements of a Job Posting: The Mechanics of Creating the Perfect Resume
November 1, 2018 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Virtual
Whether you’re actively looking to advance your career or just starting to plan for your future, this online info session will help you create a targeted resume by using the job postings you find during your job search. You’ll learn how to use soft and transferable skills gained during your college education to entice employers to hire you!
- Insights from HR managers about what they look for in candidates
- How to analyze a job posting (reading the position description and using it to strategically create your resume using keywords and industry terms)
- How to showcase your soft and transferable skills on your resume
- Other resume tips
Career Change Strategies: Designing your Next Chapter
November 14, 2018 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Rochester and Virtual
Join us in Rochester or online to learn how to navigate into a new career. Many adult students use a new degree as the stepping stone to change careers, but making such a big change is difficult without guidance and support.
- Creative ways to build experience for your future career, while working and earning your degree
- About how to “read” job ads and how to conduct a skills and experience gap analysis
- Resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn tips and tricks to make yourself stand out in your new field
- Networking and interview strategies
Granite State College is committed to helping you advance in your chosen field. The college offers a variety of resources to assist in career development, including:
- General Career Counseling
- Career Assessments
- Networking and Social Media
- Educational Major Decision Making
- Resume and Cover Letter Review
- Job Search Tips
- Interview Prep
- Occupational Research
- Grad School Decisions
- Career Planning and Goal Setting
Find a list of helpful online tools from career assessments and advice, to portfolio and resume builders, to occupational research and job search links.
Find a list of employer-direct job opportunities, internships, hiring events and more.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE PLANNING (APST 505)
This two-credit course, appropriate for all degree programs, addresses the particular concerns of adults at various stages of career development. Students will discover the conditions that guide career planning decisions and give shape to individual careers. Topics covered include interest and skill assessment, job search skills and resume development.
Internships, practicums, and integrative capstone courses integrate your coursework with your career.
Whether your program requires one of these courses, or if you’re simply interested in enriching your academic experience, Granite State College is excited to help you explore these options.
Reach out to your advisor or contact the Experiential Learning Manager in Academic Affairs for more information.