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 finding 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 Students and Alumni
- Career Counseling and Planning
- Resume Assistance
- Job Search Preparation
- Employment Opportunities
Career Counseling and Planning
Finding the right career for you can be tough! Visit career services to have a one on one counseling session to help find your dream career.
Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Take a self-paced career assessment to get your started in the right direction.
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.
Job Search Preparation
Finding a job can be tough- let us help! With employers receiving 100’s 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 the 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.
Cover letters can be tough if you’re not sure what the employer is looking for. Cover letters typically tell your story and show more of your personality then 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!
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.
College Central Network! (CCN)
Allows students and alumni of Marion Technical College to register for job search assistance through the office of Career Services. Students and alumni can register online here. Through this service, job seekers may view job openings online and make contacts with employers who have listed job openings.
A Cooperative experience gives students hands on, real world training that coincides with the classroom learning. Real world experience is essential for networking with employers, gaining valuable skills and potential job opportunities. Co-ops are compensated through the employers and students can earn college credit for participating. Students who are interested in a co-op must do the following:
- Have sufficient amount of credit hours (depending on major)
- Fill out co-op interest form
- Create a resume to post on College Central Network
- Fill out Co-Op Learning Objective Sheet with employer and return to Office of Career Services
The partnerships Marion Technical Colleges has with Marion and surrounding employers are essential for our student’s 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. We have a number of services to help in your job search process
- Annual Marion Campus Job Fair
- On campus employer spotlights and other on campus events
- Post your positions on College Central Network
- Cooperative experiences