Careerweek 2011 opens Thursday, September 29, 2011 with State Senator Karen Mayne and a panel of women who are working in traditionally male-occupied jobs talking about “Women in Trades.” The discussion will be held in the Oak Room at the Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus at noon. A light lunch will be provided.
Events for Careerweek 2011 will happen Thursday and Friday and then on Monday through Wednesday, October 5, 2011 on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Academic and Career Advising at Salt Lake Community College has designed the events to help students find their career path.
“We have thousands of students that are undecided (about their major),” said Sonia Parker, director of Academic and Career Advising.
4,132 students have self-declared “undecided” and another 6,015 students are majoring in General Studies. These numbers do not include those students who may have declared a major and who decide while they are following their academic path that they like a different major.
Friday, September 30, 2011 will feature the Student Employment Co-op Ed. This walk-by information table will be in the Event Center hallway at the Student Center starting at 11:00 a.m. Showcasing the Student Employment Center, which is located in the Administration Building, students will be able to get help with their resumes and their job searches. The table will be out until 1:00 p.m.
On Monday, October 3, 2011, Tom Risk will speak about the digital arts full tuition grant available for students who are looking to get into the digital arts field. Risk, who is in charge of the grant, will speak from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Student Event Center in the Student Center. A light lunch will be provided.
Students can explore Utah Futures – the web site – on Tuesday, October 3, 2011. The Utah Higher Education Association will be in the Career Library, RM 242 in the Student Center on Taylorsville Redwood Campus, for two sessions. The first one is at 11:30 a.m. and the second one is at 1:00 p.m.
“You want to pick a profession that meets your personality and interests,” said Parker. The Utah Futures web site is one way to help students learn about themselves and which career paths would be good for them.
The Majors to Careers Fair is on Wednesday, October 4, 2011 in the Student Events Center. In its eleventh year, the fair offers students the opportunity to talk with faculty. Students are encouraged to come with questions. Some information that students might ask about includes where graduates work, if there are any scholarships or tuition waivers available for the program they are interested in and what campuses offer the classes for the program.
The Career Library will have an open house all week from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Refreshments and prizes will be available during the open house.
Those who wish to donate new or gently-used women’s and men’s interview attire may do so at the collection bins located in the Student Center.
Parker said that students can expect an inclusive and festive atmosphere during the activities of Careerweek 2011.