Career planning is a process involving learning about yourself, exploring career fields and understanding the job market, making career decisions, preparing for the job search and learning life-long job search skills. The Career Development Center provides the following resources and services at no charge to currently enrolled students to assist with this career process:
Make an appointment with an advisor to discuss any step of your career planning (choosing a major, a career direction, etc.) or to get assistance with your job search. You can set up an appointment by
e-mail or calling 972-860-4894.
The Do What You Are career assessment will help you determine your personality type, strengths and interests and which careers may be a match for you.
Complete the assessment here then schedule your interpretation session.
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field,
www.WhatCanIDoWithThisMajor.com can help. Learn about 80 different majors and how they link to careers. Also, explore the types of employers who hire applicants with those majors and discover strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
The Careers College™ is an online, step-by-step instructional guide to mastering the job search and landing your ideal job. The Careers College™ online job search training modules, interactive tools and career resources are available 24 hours a day from an internet-connected computer, tablet or smartphone. Whether you need guidance with career choice, résumés, cover letters or interviewing, The Careers College™ is here to help. Students and employees can access this program for free. Simply call or visit the Career Development Center to receive an activation code today.
Use these guidelines for direction on how to complete each step of the job search process:
Make an appointment with an advisor to help create or update your résumé or refer to the Cover Letters and Résumé Writing Job Search Handouts or any related books in the Career Resource Library.
Make an appointment with an advisor to participate in a practice interview. You will receive feedback to help fine tune your interview skills. Take a look at the
Dressing for an Interview and
Interviewing Job Search Handouts to help you prepare for your mock interview.
Access career planning resources, company Web sites and job listings on the Internet.
Representatives from local companies visit the Brookhaven College campus on a regular basis. Check with the center for company recruiting dates. Have your résumé ready and plan to meet and possibly interview with these employers.
Each fall and spring many companies visit Brookhaven College to talk informally to students about current and future employment opportunities. Have your résumé ready! See the
Career Fair page for more information.
Come enjoy a free lunch while learning about various occupational skills that may assist in obtaining employment, scholarships and a new career! You must pre-register for the sessions you wish to attend. See the
Events page for a list of upcoming LaunchBox Workshops.