The Career Center hosts a number of educational events related to professionalism, career readiness, and “day in the life” perspectives on careers from our industry partners in the community. In addition, we host an annual career fair each spring. Check back frequently to see what exciting events are scheduled that can help you meet your career goals.
All workshops are virtually on Zoom.
Student will need to register for each workshop in order to receive the Zoom link.
OCC Career Center & World of Work Overview (30 minutes)
Learn about the numerous Career Center tools, resources, and services available to OCC students while also getting an overview of the ever-evolving world of work (plus a glimpse into the future of work).
Design Your Life: Career & Major Exploration (1.5 hours)
For most people, selecting a major and career path can be very confusing, stressful, and difficult, especially in rapidly changing world where innovations like artificial intelligence, automation, big data, and immersive media are transforming how we live, work, and learn. Using “design thinking” principles and mindsets, this workshop will invite students to explore a variety of career paths that they may enjoy while developing a sense of curiosity, adaptability, and creativity.
Between major/career research, job/internship opportunities, technical and soft skill courses, and user-friendly networking, it is no surprise that LinkedIn is the best career management tool out there. This workshop will provide tips and strategies on how to best use the site as well as how to set up a profile and a presence. It’s never too early to get on LinkedIn!
Derived from “Grow with Google OnAir” job search webinar series, this interactive workshop will review 4 strategies you can use to improve your resume and stand out to hiring managers and recruiters. Participants will learn about resume formatting, writing, and customization strategies, as well as various Google tools while engaging in challenges and activities.
** Note to Faculty: if you are interested in having one of the above topics to be presented to your class, please fill out this REQUEST FORM. Thank you!
NEW— Additional Resource for YOU during COVID-19
Check out this one-sheet of resources just for YOU in the midst of the COVID-19 situation – Includes information on immediate job opportunities, unemployment procedures, polishing your job materials, and more!