Welcome To Lawson State Career Services

In keeping with the Lawson State Community College Mission Statement, the Office of Career Services seeks to engage students and to prepare them for employment or career advancement.  Career Services serves as an essential branch of the Office of Student Services and acts as a valuable resource to the Instructional Division of the College. By serving as a liaison between business and industry and the College, this Office has built a network of employers who are more than willing to collaborate with the College on a myriad of levels, as well as provide employment opportunities to our students. This Office provides one-on-one career counseling, interview preparation, resume assistance, and other invaluable career-related resources not only to current students, but also to alumni of both Lawson State Community College and the former Bessemer State Technical College.

Career Services is much more than “the place to go to find a job" when graduation draws near.  In fact, we are here for you from the first day you arrive at Lawson State! During your first year at Lawson State Community College, Career Services will introduce you to an amazing array of career possibilities and help you explore the link between academic majors and employment options.Throughout your academic career, Career Services is here to assist you with personal growth, honing "soft" skills, and forming professional networks. The world of work is full of career options and with so many choices, it can be challenging to narrow your focus. It may seem overwhelming, but be assured we are here to help you!

Meet the Director 

Dr. Kristie Rankin

Bessemer Campus: Building A, Suite 194 A
Birmingham Campus:  Leon Kennedy Student Center,  Student Personnel Suite

Looking for a job?

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

Live Career
Free Career Test
Healthcare Careers
Fun Education
Career Aptitude
Personality Types
Career Planning

CAREER RESEARCH LINKS: Find out more about the career of you dreams!

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online
NACE Salary Calculator
Women in Construction (featuring Lawson State Welding graduate, Alana Willingham)


RESUME REVIEW- Submit Word documents ONLY as attachment