Tips for Planning Your Future

First Semester

  • Register with Career Services.
  • Use Career Cruising career assessment.
  • Make an appointment with a Career Advisor.
  • Get involved.  Join a student organization on campus.
  • Keep good grades.  Attend skill building seminars hosted by The Office of Advising and Testing.
  • Develop a resume.
  • Attend an on-campus Job Fair.

Second Semester

  • Stay involved.  Seek leadership roles in campus organizations.
  • Conduct an informational interview and job shadow.  Confirm your decision for your major.
  • Attend seminars hosted by The Office of Advising and Testing.
  • Do a mock interview.  Make an appointment with a Career Advisor.
  • Get summer work experience.  Make an appointment with the Job Placement Advisor for assistance.
  • Refine your resume.  See the Career Advisor for tips.
  • Meet with the Transfer Advisor if you intend to pursue a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Keep up good grades.  Employers are looking for hard-working, dedicated employees.

Third Semester

  • Stay involved.  Seek leadership roles in campus organizations.
  • Update your resume.  Include campus/summer employment and involvement in student organizations.
  • Keep up the good work in the classroom. 
  • Network with faculty, advisors, neighbors, friends, and family.  Many jobs are found through networking.
  • Attend an on-campus Job Fair.

Fourth Semester

  • Stay involved.  Skills and networking learned while participating in student organizations are valuable in the job market.
  • Attend seminars hosted by The Office of Advising and Testing.
  • Do a mock interview.  Make an appointment with a Career Advisor.
  • Network, network, network.  Many jobs are found through networking.
  • Participate in an internship.
  • Refine your resume.
  • Create and refine cover letter.  Make an appointment with a Career Advisor.
  • Apply for jobs.  See the Job Placement Advisor for current employment listings.
  • Keep up good grades.

 

Offices located at City Park and West Bank Campuses.  We service all campuses and sites.  Call to schedule an appointment today.

City Park: (504) 671-5141
West Bank: (504) 762-3239

Email: helpwanted@dcc.edu

City Park: Student Services Building (Building 2), Room 308.

West Bank: LaRocca Hall, Room 157