Welcome To The Lawson State Career Center

Dr. Kristie Rankin, Director

205.929.3514

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rankinThe mission of the Career Center is to provide students, graduates and alumni with career opportunities and development of life-long job search skills.  The Career Center is much more than “the place to go to find a job” when you’re ready to graduate. In fact, we’re here for you from the first day you arrive at Lawson State! Throughout your academic career the Career Center can help you learn about yourself, build skills, and form a professional network. The world of work is full of career options and with so many choices, it can be challenging to focus, but no worries - we're here to help you!

During your first year at Lawson State Community College, the Career Center will introduce you to an amazing array of career possibilities and help you explore the link between academic majors and employment options. If you’ve already chosen your dream job, we can help you develop skills and strategies to get you where you want to go.  Students who use our services are better prepared for the world of work. 

The Job Placement and the Career Education Center function as a bridge between each student's academic preparation and the world of work.  The Center has numerous activities, including career counseling, maintaining a career information library, receiving and publishing job vacancy notices, arranging for prospective employers to visit the campus, interviewing applicants, mailing students' credentials to prospective employers, and publicizing campus interviews.  Also, visit the "Glassdoor" for jobs, interview questions and reviews, salaries, company reviews, etc.  For more information, contact Dr. Kristie Rankin at 205.929.3514. 

By being proactive and visiting the Career Center, you can:

►  Gain a better understanding of your skills, interests, and personality and learn how they relate to your career possibilities.

►  Increase your knowledge of the job search process

►  Learn how to get an internship

►  Write an effective resume

►  Gain greater confidence in interviewing skills

►  Learn about the process of applying to graduate and/or professional school

►  Learn how to write an effective personal statement.

SELF ASSESSMENTS:  Free Online Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Assessments for Career Selection:

Jung Typology Test (Get a full type description at PersonalityPage.com)
America's Career InfoNet Library  
New York CareerZone  
Career View / Collegeview.com  

RESEARCH OPTIONS:  Learn more about your potential career opportunities:

Occupational Outlook Handbook  
O'Net Center  
America's Career InfoNet  
NACE Salary Calculator  
College View
BrainTrack  
Job Descriptions.org  
Career Stories  
Inside Career Info.com  
College Majors 101  

JOB SEARCH ADVICE

The Riley Guide  
The Job Hunters Bible  
Susan Ireland's Resume Site  
Leaving the Folks - Expense Calculator  

SEARCH ASSISTANCE FOR OLDER WORKERS

Monster +50  
Workforce50.com  
OurExperienceCounts.com  

 


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In addition, students and alumni may have their resumes critqued by emailing the Director for an appointment.  All students are encouraged to participate in volunteer and job shadowing opportunities in order to build their professional experience and resume.  In addition, students and alumni may have their resumes critiqued by emailing the Director for an appointment.  All students are encouraged to participate in volunteer and job shadowing opportunities in order to build their professional experience and resume.

Further, in order to better serve the students:

A variety of workshops are offered throughout the semester concerning Resume Building, Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills, How to Job Search, Networking for Success, Mock Interviewing, etc.

Career Fairs will be offered each semester to assist students with networking with companies looking to hire.  We ask that each student "Dress for Success" and bring a current resume and cover letter.

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