Career Week

Career Week

March 3-8, 2014

Lorain County Community College invites you to attend a campus wide Career Week to help students and prospective students learn more about LCCC's academic opportunities and related careers.

Faculty and staff from a variety of subject areas will offer short programs to help students learn about

  • majoring in their academic discipline
  • degree and career options for majors in that discipline
  • academic and career advising opportunities, 
  • other discipline and career related information

Different programs will be held each day throughout the week.  In addition, students will have opportunities to attend workshops and events that will focus on career decision, resume writing, interviewing skills, and other important career skills.  

Come to Career Week to learn about different areas of study and the careers they can lead to!

Career Fair 2014

Participating in Career Week is a great way to get ready for LCCC’s annual Career Fair Wednesday, April 9.

Standout from the crowd by becoming a Career Fair VIP. Click here to learn more.

These Career Services workshops* offered during Career Week meet VIP club criteria.

Pre-registration for Career Services workshops is encouraged.   Click here to register.
     
     

Career Week Schedule
    

Monday, March 3           
       

Theatre

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Room:  Stocker Studio Theater (SC 144)
Arts and Humanities Division

Looking for a career in the Theatre?  It’s much more than just ACTING!  Learn about the many career opportunities in the world of Theatre and what it takes to get a job in this diverse and exciting field.


Department of Psychology: Career Day Program

11 am to 1 pm
Room:  IL 104 (Psychology Lab)
Social Science and Human Services Division

Stop by anytime for an opportunity to learn more about majoring in Psychology, pursuing a career in the field, and the University Partnership Programs
that can help you achieve your psychology career goals.

Topics include:

  • Should I major in Psychology—What’s it all about?
  • The Psychology Major-Required & Recommended Coursework 
  • Career Options in Psychology-What Psychologists Do and Where Do They Do It
  • Cleveland State University Bachelors in Psychology-UP Partnership Program
  • John Carroll University Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling-University Partnership Program
  • Preparing for and Getting into Graduate School


Be Prepared! Tips for a Successful Career Fair Experience

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room:  LC 210
Career Services

Learn how to maximize your efforts when attending the Sail To Success Career Fair on Wednesday, April, 9, 2014. Gain a better understanding of what prospective employers are looking for and how best “to work” the event so that you leave a positive, professional lasting impression.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair.


Job Search and Networking*

1-3 p.m.
Room: LC 210
Career Services

Looking for a job requires lots of organization and careful planning. You'll learn everything you'll need to know to plan your job-search, including setting goals, organizing, and managing your time. We’ll also discuss networking, which is the strategy that many job-seekers use to find their next job. Networking is an amazing tool to help uncover job leads and learn more about career fields.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program.


Sports and Fitness Career Session

1-2:45 p.m.
Room:  PE 103
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Student Life Division

The HPER Division will host a Sports and Fitness Career Session that will include resume review and interview coaching.


Career and MyPlan

3-5 p.m.
Room:  AT 139
Career Services

Reducing the anxiety involved in  the  career decision making process starts here. Self Assessment is the first step, whether you are in career transition, trying to make first career related decision or as a student looking to choose a major. It’s all about you.  Your preferences and skills. Where and how you can be most effective and successful throughout your career.  In this workshop you will complete the MyPlan assessment plus a brief review of what it all means and how to use it to your advantage.


The Career Party!

6-8 p.m.
Room:  College Center
Career Services, Counseling and Advising

PARTY like it’s...your career
If you went to a party, who would you like to hang out with, talk to, and connect with first? Believe it or not, this interactive mini-assessment can help you in part in defining your personality type or Holland Code.  The Holland Code is a combination of three letters that could be the key, or at least one of the keys, to finding (or making decision) a compatible career path and even majors. So, whether you are a new student, returning student, in transition reentering or seasoned in the workforce....make sure you visit THE HOLLAND PARTY during Career Week! Most important, it’s about YOU and what YOU can do with it to move ahead.  And it’s easy. Just show up and think about yourself.

Tuesday, March 4 

Career and MyPlan

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Room:  AT 139
Employment and Career Services

Reducing the anxiety involved in the career decision making process starts here. Self Assessment is the first step, whether you are in career transition, trying to make first career related decision or as a student looking to choose a major. It’s all about you. Your preferences and skills. Where and how you can be most effective and successful throughout your career. In this workshop you will complete the MyPlan assessment plus a brief review of what it all means and how to use it to your advantage.


Nursing, Dental Hygiene and other Allied Health Programs

8:30-11:30 a.m.
Room: HS 204
Allied Health and Nursing Division

Nursing and other Allied Faculty will be available to discuss the program and answer questions.


Sonography

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room:  HS 204
Allied Health and Nursing Division


Resume Writing and Cover Letters*

1-3 p.m.
Room:  LC 210
Career Services

Your resume and cover letters are your personal sales tools to market your qualifications to prospective employers. Learn the key ingredients to a well-written resume and cover letter and how to make yours stand out among the competition.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program.


Cisco Demonstration

1:30-3 p.m.
Room AT 139

Presented by Doug Huber


Careers in Journalism and Other Related Fields

2:30-4:30  p.m. 
Room:  CC 207
Arts and Humanities

Explore the career opportunities available in journalism and other related field at The Collegian’s newsroom, CC 207, College Center.

Journalism skill offers a wide spectrum of local, national and global career prospects in newspapers and magazines (print and digital), freelancing, public relations and marketing. It also opens the door for entrepreneurs to launch their own business ventures.


Social Networking and Your Job Search

3-5 p.m.
Room:  LC 210
Career Services

To be successful in today’s highly competitive job market you need to incorporate social networking tools into your search. Whether you are a novice social networker or a proficient user looking to maximize your effectiveness, you’ll learn practical techniques for using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to help find your next position. We’ll also explore how you can enhance your professional online image.


Job Search and Networking*

6-8 p.m.
Room: LC 210
Career Services

Looking for a job requires lots of organization and careful planning. You'll learn everything you'll need to know to plan your job-search, including setting goals, organizing, and managing your time. We’ll also discuss networking, which is the strategy that many job-seekers use to find their next job. Networking is an amazing tool to help uncover job leads and learn more about career fields.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program.

       

Wednesday, March 5

Be Prepared! Tips for a Successful Career Fair Experience

9-10 a.m.
Room:  LC 210
Career Services

Learn how to maximize your efforts when attending the Sail To Success Career Fair on Wednesday, April, 9, 2014. Gain a better understanding of what prospective employers are looking for and how best “to work” the event so that you leave a positive, professional lasting impression.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair.


Blackstone Launchpad Open House

10 a.m. to Noon
Blackstone Launchpad in LC 114

Have a business idea? Come pitch your idea at Blackstone Launch Pad.


Criminal Justice

10 a.m. to Noon
Room: IL 108
Social Science and Human Services Division

CSI? NCIS? FBI? US Marshals? Lorain County Police Academy? Interested in a career in Criminal Justice? Assistant Professor and Police Chief Jim McManus, who has over forty years of experience, will discuss the various career options available to students who take classes at LCCC. Former FBI Agent and LCCC Police Academy Commander Paul Graupmann will discuss the requirements for entry into the LCCC Police Academy. Patty Ferritto, Assistant to Cmdr. Graupmann will be available to answer questions regarding financial aid options and transfer credits.


Teacher Education

10 a.m. to Noon
Room: IL 123
Social Science and Human Services Division

Have you ever wondered what you need to do to prepare to be a classroom teacher, a teacher aid, a preschool teacher, a tutor, a substitute teacher, or a special needs teacher? Join Professionals from a variety of educational venues that will be available to answer questions and discuss career possibilities that exist in the field.


Learn more about Social Science Careers
Political Science, Public Administration, Non-Profit, Government, Business, Law

10 a.m. to Noon
Room: IL 125
Social Science Division

Professors and professionals in these fields will be available to talk to students and prospective students. For more information, please contact Dorinda Smith at dsmith@lorainccc.edu.


History: Studying history is more than dates and facts!

10 a.m. to Noon
Room: IL 118
Social Science Division

History majors acquire the tools employers value including perspective, critical thinking and writing skills, and the ability to analyze and interpret information. While many history majors go on to teach, a major in history offers tremendous versatility, preparing students who go on to museum and archival studies, public history, and law school as well as into the business world. Dr. Vourlojianis and Dr. McGowan-Doyle will be available to answer your questions about majoring in history and careers in history.


What Can You Do With an English Degree?

11 a.m. to Noon
Room:  SC 212
Arts and Humanities Division

Stop by anytime to learn more about majoring in English and job opportunities for English majors. Listen to English majors share stories about their careers, and find out how the versatility of an English degree can help you achieve your career goals.


Art Program

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Room:  Stocker Cinema Hall
Arts and Humanities Division

The Art program will hold an informal panel discussion among art professionals, some from LCCC and some from the community.  The discussion will focus on what it is like to be a fine artist as well as a professional in the digital/design fields. 


 

THRIVE 2: Spotlighting New and Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Room: AT 112
Employment and Career Services

Advanced Energy and Electronics
Guest Speaker from Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. (Westlake, Ohio)

LCCC has partnered with area organizations to build the new economy for NE Ohio. Through the Speed-to-Market Accelerator, our efforts to link growing companies with local talent gives you an opportunity to learn about opportunities for careers in advanced energy and electronics.

Lunch is included with this session. Click here to learn more.      


Career Boot Camp

12:30-4:30 p.m.
Room: LC 231
Career Services

Career Boot Camp is great way to jumpstart your decision-making process about a new career.  This popular, four-hour workshop offers helpful “tools” to make a sound decision on your career direction now, and also to effectively manage your work-life in the future.  Career Boot Camp will help you examine your desires, abilities, temperament and make you familiar with resources about employment trends and the requirements of various occupations. Finally, it will help you put all this information together in a plan of action.


Interviewing Skills*

1-3 p.m.
Room:  LC 233
Career Services

Get the job you want by learning how to sell your skills and accomplishments to potential employers during the interview process. You’ll learn about the different types of interviews and how to respond to frequently asked and difficult to answer questions. This session will cover everything you need to know about interviewing, from preparation and planning to what questions to ask and how to follow up after the interview.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program.


Lasting Impressions - Professionalism Essentials

5-6 p.m.
Room: LC 210
Career Services

In addition to your education, your ability to create a positive first impression is critical as you transition to your first job after college. In this workshop you’ll learn tips to put your best foot forward in various professional situations -- whether you are interviewing, networking, or adapting to a new work environment. You’ll also learn about managing your digital footprint.


Resume Writing and Cover Letters*

6-8 p.m.
Room: LC 210
Career Services

Your resume and cover letters are your personal sales tools to market your qualifications to prospective employers. Learn the key ingredients to a well-written resume and cover letter and how to make yours stand out among the competition.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program. 
   

Thursday, March 6

Alternative Energy Program

9-11 a.m.
AT 111 (CIM Lab)
Engineering and Information Technologies Division

The Alternative  Energy Program trains technician in the siting, installation of Alternative Energy Technologies in two Majors. The Wind Turbine Technology Degree trains individuals to install and maintain residential and utility scale turbines. Demand for these skills are national and international. Similarly the Solar program imparts skills to site and properly install Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic Systems.

Both Sets of skills can reduce the dependence of the country on fossil fuel and establish national and individual energy independence.


Communications

10 a.m. to Noon
Room: BU 206
Arts and Humanities Division
Click here to download this session's information flier.      

The Communication Department will offer a panel discussion from 10-11 a.m. and an informal Question and Answer session from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics of this session will include career options with a communications degree, communications courses offered at LCCC, and the partnership with BGSU. Participants will also learn how communications classes can enhance any major.


Exploring Digital and Business Forensics

11 a.m. to Noon
Room:  AT 131

Explore the field of digital and business forensics. Learn about the opportunities, tools and methodologies used by digital and business forensics professionals.


Resume Writing and Cover Letters*

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Room: LC 231
Career Services

Your resume and cover letters are your personal sales tools to market your qualifications to prospective employers. Learn the key ingredients to a well-written resume and cover letter and how to make yours stand out among the competition.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP program.


Sociology

Noon to 1 p.m. OR 2-3 p.m.
Room: IL 213
Social Science and Human Services Division

The sociology department will place emphasis on career opportunities with sociology degree. In addition, we will touch on relevant courses that sociology majors should take.


IdeaLabs - LCCC 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014
1-5 p.m.
Room: IL 212

Come and observe the competition as fellow LCCC students present to a panel of judges in the IdeaLabs - 2014 Idea Competition. For more information, contact Lee Kolczun, Director of Blackstone LaunchPad at (440) 366-4900.


Come Sail Away

2-4 p.m.
Room: IL 226
Business Division

A glimpse into the exciting world of cruising as both a place of employment and a vacation destination


The Easy Way to Land a Job

3-3:30 p.m.
Room: BU 112
Business Division

Using the “Occupational Outlook Handbook” and other Bureau of Labor Statistics information, learn how to research job opening trends and which jobs are likely to be in the greatest demand


Career and MyPlan

3-5 p.m.
Room: AT 139
Career Services

Reducing the anxiety involved in the career decision making process starts here. Self Assessment is the first step, whether you are in career transition, trying to make first career related decision or as a student looking to choose a major. It’s all about you. Your preferences and skills. Where and how you can be most effective and successful throughout your career. In this workshop you will complete the MyPlan assessment plus a brief review of what it all means and how to use it to your advantage.


Fun Facts About Accounting

3-5 p.m.
Room: BU 208
Business Division

Come and learn some fun facts about accounting! Learn what paths you can take, what you will learn and how to get there. Presented by Claudia Lubaski.


Addiction Counseling

4-5:30 p.m.
Room: IL 113
Social Sciences and Human Services Division

Learn about the new short term certificate in Addiction Counseling and the employment opportunities for those who earn it.


Interviewing Skills*

6-8 p.m.
Room: LC 210
Career Services

Get the job you want by learning how to sell your skills and accomplishments to potential employers during the interview process. You’ll learn about the different types of interviews and how to respond to frequently asked and difficult to answer questions. This session will cover everything you need to know about interviewing, from preparation and planning to what questions to ask and how to follow up after the interview.

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program. 
   

Friday, March 7

Lasting Impressions - Professionalism Essentials

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room:  LC 210
Career Services

In addition to your education, your ability to create a positive first impression is critical as you transition to your first job after college. In this workshop you’ll learn tips to put your best foot forward in various professional situations -- whether you are interviewing, networking, or adapting to a new work environment. You’ll also learn about managing your digital footprint.


Job Search Marathon*

12:30-4:30 p.m.
Room:  LC 210
Career Services

We’ve packaged all of the job search essentials in one action-packed 4 hour session! You’ll learn how to organize and conduct a job search, how to network, create a personal infomercial, write a winning resume and cover letter, and the keys to a successful interview, plus more!

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program.


Social Work

1-2 p.m.
Room: IL 113
Social Science Division

Real Jobs, Real Success:  Meet graduates of the Applied Human Services Degree Program and YSU's Social Work Program and hear about where they are working. 


Entrepreneurship as a Viable Career Path

Noon to 2 p.m.
Room: Blackstone Launchpad

Entrepreneurship as a viable career path: entrepreneurship is a legitimate career path; it is not dependent on the student’s major. The Blackstone LaunchPad teaches learners not just how to find a job but also how to make a job.

Saturday, March 8

Job Search Marathon*

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Room:  LC 215
Career Services

We’ve packaged all of the job search essentials in one action-packed 4 hour session! You’ll learn how to organize and conduct a job search, how to network, create a personal infomercial, write a winning resume and cover letter, and the keys to a successful interview, plus more!

Click here to learn more about Career Fair VIP Program.


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Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.