Career & Major Advising- Meet with a professional staff member to discuss your career and educational concerns. Call for an appointment (276)739-2575.
Review Service- Submit your résumé or cover letter for suggestions and feedback from our professional staff. You may either drop off, mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your documents. You may call to find out if it is ready for pick up, or provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and it will be returned to you via U.S. mail. If you still have questions, you can make an appointment to discuss your concerns. Take advantage of this service!
Career Publications- The Library has over 300 volumes of printed material. An area has been set aside to display the most pertinent material behind the Reference Librarian. Information is available on:
In addition, the Career Development Center has a limited number of books & videos. These resources are available for your viewing during office hours. In order for these items to be available to all students books & videos are not allowed to be checked out.
Free Publications - Available in the rotary rack outside or inside the Career Development Center.
Online Presentations - The Career Development Center's four most popular presentations are presented in narrated PowerPoint. Learn all you would have, had you attended one of our presentations. Make sure you have speakers or headphones to be able to hear the audio.
Guide Book Series- Free for the taking. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view the guidebooks. The Reader can be downloaded at no charge from Adobe's web site or stop by the Career Development Center to pick up a Guide Book.
Experiential Education - Employers want good minds and talent, but they also want people with an idea of exactly what they're getting into in the workplace. That's why employers hire graduates who have gained experience through co-ops, internships, service learning, and related jobs. VHCC supports this avenue of acquiring experience through co-operative education (for credit and paid) and internships (for credit and unpaid). For more information read the program flyer or visit the website, then see Richard Hutton in LRC 708. Career Development can assist you in identifying companies or if you are interested in an internship not for credit (paid or unpaid). For information on Service Learning opportunities visit the Service Learning website or contact the Career Development Center.
Job Fairs- Virginia Highlands co-sponsors two regional fairs each year. On October 28, 2009 we will host the 5th Annual Community College Career Connection of Southwest Virginia, a collaborative effort with Southwest Virginia and Wytheville Community Colleges which will be held at the Higher Education Center in Abingdon VA.
On April 15, the 22nd Annual Interstate Career Council Career Fair will be held at the Bristol Holiday Inn. This fair is sponsored by 20 local colleges and universities in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Resumes and Interview Attire are STRONGLY recommended for each event. For more information visit the Career Fair page..
Career Exploration/Assessment- If you are unsure of the major or career that is right for you, or if you just want to confirm your decisions, consider taking an assessment. Online assessments can be found in CareerLinks.
What Can I do With this Major? This program allows students a convenient website to help connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, choose either the PDF or HTML version to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose Links to find a list of websites that provide information about listed majors and related careers. This service was purchased from the University of Tennessee so understand that not all of VHCC’s majors will be on this list.
Workshops - Each semester VHCC students have numerous opportunities to learn the skills necessary to meet their program and career goals.
National Career Development Month - A whole month of activities to improve your career preparedness!
Career Advice & A Slice Seminar Series - Local employers are invited on campus to provide a fresh perspective to career topics. Highlands Tech Prep Consortium will supply lunch, our local employers will supply the knowledge.
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