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Career Services is dedicated to assist you build your professional network and connect to potential employers. 

Searching for a job takes planning and time. The start of an effective job search includes preparing your targeted resume and cover letter to submit to prospective employers, preparing your interview skills, researching prospective employers, and researching required skills and salary expectations. Career Services can assist you develop a target job search plan that fits your career plan. We encourage you to start this process early.

Résumé Preparation
Interview Preparation
Research Employers & Salary

The Career Services Coordinator can assist you research area employers who fit your career interest and help identify new employers to consider. Schedule an appointment with the Career Services Coordinator to start making your career plan.

Career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce and is also the foundation upon which a successful career is launched. Career readiness, aka “Soft Skills”, is the new career currency.

Central Carolina Technical College promotes the Competencies for Career-Ready Workforce developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and encourages all students and alumni to further develop these eight competencies.

  1. Career & Self-Development
  2. Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Equity & Inclusion

5. Leadership
6. Professionalism
7. Teamwork
8. Technology

You will develop these key skills in your classes and assignments, extra-curricular activities, community service, work experiences and/or internships. Check out the training videos in Big Interview to learn how to bees promote these skills on your résumé and during an interview.

Central Carolina Technical College is a great place to start for students who are planning to earn a bachelor’s degree from a college or university. Nationwide, many students create an educational plan that works best for their individual financial timeline which may include completing an AA/AS degree before transferring to another school. If you are completing the AA/AS degree program, or AAS degree program, you have a number of Transfer Planning resources and services available to help create a viable transfer plan.

Many students enter college with an academic major or program in mind that will help them achieve their academic or professional goals. As you complete your courses you recognize if that major fits you and your plans or not. Many students might choose to change their major for a number of reasons. Career Services is here to help you explore majors and find the best fit for you.

The starting point for choosing a career pathway is exploring the uniqueness of you. Your values, interest, personality and strengths are major contributors to your satisfaction and motivation. It is much easier to find a job or career that fits you, versus changing yourself to fit a job or career. Who knows you better than yourself? The following services are provided to you to help you along the way in your discovery.

Individual Career Coaching & Consulting

Individual assistance is available to students at any phase of career development or the job search process.

Complete a Career Assessment

Career assessments are provided to students and alumni to explore how your values, interests and personality align with different career fields or academic majors.

Online Resources

Available online resources provide insight and details into career pathways, career readiness and job outlook. Check out some online resources below:

English
VUB Math
VUB Science
VUB Spanish
VUB Computer Technology
VUB Extra Resources

E. Jim Oree

Director, TRIO Programs, SSS and VUB

(803) 774-3331, ext. 331

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Beverly Osborne

Academic Counselor, Veterans Upward Bound

(803) 774-3315 ext. 315

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Wes Pelletier

Assistant Director, TRIO Veterans Upward Bound

(803) 774-3378 ext. 378

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