Our 2014 Spring Career Networking Night sponsored by the Career Services Center was a success! Over 30 career professionals representing a variety career clusters including the following areas: Engineering /Technology Science, Arts/Communication, Business/ Office Administration, Education/Human Services, Health/Medicine, and Law/Public Service participated in this year’s event. The purpose of the Career Networking Night is to inspire and encourage students to explore a variety of career choices. Over one hundred and fifty students attended the event with an opportunity to hear viewpoints from a myriad of experienced professionals. This event engaged students in exploring future career options. Our students response was positive and enthusiastic, and the event itself was very energetic and vibrant. “Pizza with Professionals” at the end of the evening provided students opportunities to network with representatives from the six corresponding career clusters.
The Skyline College Career Services Center would like to extend its appreciation to the visiting professionals, student volunteers, staff and faculty who contributed hours of energy. When the college works together it forges an even stronger partnership and become a more transformed community.
Career Counselor/Instructor Lavinia Zanassi pictured with Jefferson Adult School students, presented two workshops on “Career and Academic Choice Success Begin With Self Awareness”. This collaborative effort between Career Services Center and Leigh Ann Shaw, Associate Professor of English Speakers of Other Languages and Coordinator of the English Language Institute, is a result of a grant to expose Adult School English Language Learners to Skyline College lectures, programs, and services. Co-coordinator, Francisca Wentworth, ESL Teacher/Instructional Technology Coordinator and Jim Vogt, ESL Teacher were on hand to participate and share perspectives.
During April, the Career Services Center will be offering 48 career assessment workshops for Skyline College Students. Whether students are undecided about their major or unsure of what career to pursue, career assessments can be a valuable tool. The Career Services Center offers assessments throughout the year, but during Career Assessment Month, we dedicate ourselves to promoting and offering this wonderful service to our students. Assessment month began with students taking both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory assessments. In the following weeks, students will have the opportunity to meet with a career counselor for group interpretations of their results. Students needing more additional one on one career counseling services can set up a follow-up counseling appointment with a career counselor.
Article by Brian Jenney