Career Services

Office of Career Services

From the moment you enroll in classes, you are preparing for your career. The Office of Career Services is here to provide students and alumni support through career coaching, job readiness, cooperative experiences, internships, and events that assist you in getting to that next step.

Students and Alumni

The process of choosing a career path to find a job can be overwhelming. Let Career Services help you! Stop in or make an appointment to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

Services Available to Students and Alumni

  • Jobs Xp
  • Career Counseling and Planning
  • Resume Assistance
  • Job Search Preparation
  • Cooperative/Internship
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Handshake

Career Counseling and Planning

Focus 2 Logo

Finding the right career can be tough! If you want to figure out which careers match your interests and values, use Focus 2 Career to learn more about yourself as well as other potential careers. FOCUS 2 CAREER guides students through a reliable, intuitive career & education decision-making model to help them choose majors offered at Marion Technical College, explore occupations & make informed career decisions. Visit Career Services to have a one-on-one counseling session to help find your dream career.

Workshops and Events

From resume workshops to the annual Job Fair, the Office of Career Services is here to provide you with fun, FREE resources, and events. Check out our campus calendar here or on Handshake


The MTC Office of Career Services is excited to introduce you to Handshake, a powerful and exclusive platform that will help you achieve your professional goals.

We’ve already created an account for you - all you have to do is click on the logo and log in with your MTC email and password to activate your account.

Handshake Logo

Make Handshake work for you:

  • When activating your account, set your preferences for the Types of jobs you’re interested in, Cities you’d like to work in or near, and at least 3 Roles that interest you. Employers are 5 times more likely to contact students who have these 3 elements complete!
  • Upload your resume to your profile. Handshake makes it simple by reading the information on your resume and writing it to your profile for you - easy peazy!

With our Handshake account, you can…

  • Search and apply for jobs/internships;
  • Search for employers and find out when they post new jobs or are attending one of our virtual Career Fairs;
  • Check out the Career Center page to schedule appointments for mock interviews, résumé reviews, etc.
  • Search for upcoming events;
  • And much more!

Job Search Preparation

Finding a job can be tough - let us help! With employers receiving hundreds of resumes for each position, it is important to prepare your resume and cover letter to stand out in the paper crowd. The Office of Career Services can help with your resume, cover letter, interview skills, references list, and follow-up. Don’t make the job search process harder than it has to be.

Resumes, Cover Letters, and References

With employers receiving a high number of applications for each position, it is important to prepare your resume to stand out in the paper crowd. On average, employers spend less than 30 seconds looking at your resume. It’s essential to highlight your soft skills, experience, and education to get to that next step—the interview.


Your resume is sometimes the first contact you have with employers. It needs to be organized, show attention to detail and get the employer’s attention. Here are some tips to get you to the top of the paper stack.

Sample Functional Resume

Sample Chronological Resume

Cover Letters

Cover letters can be a challenge if you’re not sure what the employer is looking for. Cover letters typically tell your story and show more of your personality than a resume. This is an opportunity for you to match your skills with the job description and let the employer know you are the right fit for the job!

Cover Letter Sample 1

Cover Letter Sample 2


References are a key part of your application and should not be left behind. References should be individuals that can comment on your work ethic, skills, and education. 

Reference Sample 

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning gives students hands-on, real-world training that coincides with classroom learning. Real-world experience is essential for networking with employers and gaining valuable skills and potential job opportunities. Internships and other experiential learning opportunities may be compensated by the employers and students can earn college credit for participating. Experiential learning can be internships, job shadowing, practicums, service learning projects and many more! Students who are interested in completing their internships must do the following:

  • Have a sufficient amount of credit hours (depending on major).
  • Fill out the interest form.
  • Create a resume with assistance from the Career Services staff.
  • Fill out Internship Learning Objective Sheet with an employer and return it to the Office of Career Services.

Experiential Learning Newsletters


The partnerships Marion Technical College has with Marion and surrounding areas employers are essential for student success. The more we can work with you, the better chance of you finding skilled and qualified students and alumni to fill your job openings. 

  • Annual Marion Campus Job Fair
  • On-campus employer spotlights and other on-campus events
  • Post your positions with Career Services
  • Experiential learning

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