About Career Services
Career Services provide career counseling to students and potential students, provide tools and information for students to be successful in their job search in the way of resume reviews, interview feedback, and labor market information. Additionally, this office will assist students in the college transfer process as well as connect students to personnel at RCCC that will coordinate co-operative education experiences for qualifed students.
We offer individual and group career counseling and other career exploration tools to help students make decisions about their education and career path. We explore career paths based on personality, interests, and values. We encourage students to look inward and learn more about themselves in order to venture outward toward their future.
Career Services Resources
College Central Network
College Central Network (CCN) is the online career job bank and employment resource system RCCC uses to connect students, alumni, and local businesses. CCN is accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week at no charge to the student, alumni or employer. Students can search for jobs; create a résumé and have it reviewed, uploaded and posted to their account; listen to job search podcasts; create and maintain a portfolio; and access career advice information. Employers can post jobs and review posted résumés and portfolios. Students and employers must register with CCN in order to access the system.
Work-Based Learning allows students to gain hands-on work experience with a local employer in their program of study and earn academic credit by participating in the work-based learning program. Work-based learning is available for curriculum students who have completed one semester (12 semester hour credits), have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and are registered for 3 semester hour credits during the semester of co-op experience.
Corporate and Continuing Education
RCCC Division of Corporate and Continuing Education serves the unique needs and interests of our community. Our programs can help you to meet professional goals, develop a new or existing business, discover a new talent or achieve a personal goal.
If you are unclear about your career goals but are willing to invest time and explore options, then meeting with one of our career counselors may help . Please refer to our career counseling staff link to get contact information, and set up an appointment.
Career Exploration Websites
The following websites provide informative and up-to-date career information designed for the student who wants to explore career possibilities on their own.
- College Foundation of North Carolina, CFNC
- O*Net Online
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Gainful Employment Information
Job Search Sites
The following websites are reputible resources for students ready to job search.
There are typically two job fairs for students and alumni in March and September.
- September 1, 2015. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location to be determined. It will be held in Rowan County (Salisbury) area. Specific location will be noted in communications and marketing materials.
- March 1, 2016. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. It will be held in the Cabarrus County (Concord) area.
Note: More information will be made available through your student email, College Central Network (CCN) and advertising across campus in the future.
Transfer Related Information
University representatives visit the North and South Campuses each semester to talk with students who are interested in continuing their education beyond RCCC. Associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in fine arts are the designated transfer curricula but students in all curricula are encouraged to visit with the college representatives if they have plans to pursue a bachelor degree.
Representatives from area four-year schools visit the North and South Campuses throughout the semester. Make sure you check the schedule frequently to see if there is a school of interest on the calendar. Visits are held in the Student Center of each campus; days and times vary depending on individual representatives schedules.
The staff in the ACA Center can assist you further with questions about transferring onto a four-year institution.
This annual event brings together not only area four-year schools, but schools that fall outside a 15 mile radius. Typically, this event alternates between the North and South Campuses each year. The fair typically attracts over 20 schools. Information and details about the event will be emailed to students. Please connect with the ACA Center for more information and details.