Many students who come to Salt Lake Community College are not completely sure what career they want to pursue when they begin their education.
Career & Employment Services offers a variety of resources, including career exploration, resume help, and job fairs. Employment advisors can help guide students into their preferred major and explore job opportunities pertaining to different degrees.
An important resource for students offered by Employment Services is called Career Coach – an online search tool that allows a student to look at possible careers based on varying levels of education and fields of study.
A career assessment can also be very helpful for any student who is unsure of their major or prospective career. These online assessments take personality and interests into account to determine the kinds of careers that might be best for a student.
Students pay a $25 fee for one assessment, or $40 for both.
Career & Employment Services are available in-person at the Taylorsville, South City and Jordan campuses.
Employment advisors also maintain a presence on every campus at least once a week for the convenience of students. No appointment is required; the offices have enough advisors to help students without a long wait.
Students are strongly encouraged to register for services online before coming in. A registration form can be found on MyPage under the Careers & Employment tab.
Internships and Co-op credits
Another way students can utilize Career & Employment Services is by applying for internships or working for college credit. Students who are employed in a job related to their field should check to see if they are eligible to earn credit.
Career & Student Employment Services director Jackie Hesleph says that these types of opportunities are “a three-way win,” meaning students can get paid, earn experience for your resume, and earn college credit.
Career & Employment Services also organizes two annual job fairs during the fall and spring semesters. The fairs are open to college students as well as to the community.
Last spring, 107 employers attended the fair looking to employ students from every major.
Career & Employment Services will post information about the next job fair on its website. As the fair approaches, students will be able to view a list of employers that will be present and the majors they hope to recruit from.
Hesleph believes that the employment services offered at SLCC are comparable to those offered at the University of Utah, and they are arguably more personable.