IRSC Career and Transfer Services educates and assists students and alumni in effectively developing, evaluating and implementing their career plans. Whether it's finding that perfect internship, preparing to land the perfect job, or exploring career options, Career and Transfer Services is the place to start.
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Career and Transfer Services Center is here to assist you with all your career readiness needs. Services available to students and graduates: career assessment, career advising, resume writing, mock interviews, internships, job shadowing, career fairs, transfer services, along with co-advising from partnering universities, graduate school events, and job search strategies. All services can be accessed online, face to face, or by telephone.
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Career and Transfer Services Virtual Workshops
Career and Transfer Services offers virtual workshops and a Career Ready programs to help guide IRSC students in their professional development!
Get started on the 6 Steps to Complete the Career Ready Program and earn A Career Readiness Certificate:
- Attend a Career Ready Orientation
- Build your Resume
- Participate in a Mock Interview
- Create a LinkedIn Profile
- Attend Two Career Events
- Complete a Survey
Offered throughout the year, internship and other career workshops explore paid, academic and Capstone internships; uncover where the jobs are; reveal what employers are looking for; assist students in developing a career plan, resume and cover letter; and discuss related topics such as dressing for success, networking and social media.
For information on internships or job shadowing, contact Christine Richard, email@example.com or 772-462-7094.
Learn different interview types and how to prepare for each. We will highlight the Do’s and Don’ts of responding to different types of interview questions and the proper follow-up process after the interview.
This hands-on workshop will explore various aspects of LinkedIn – a social networking site for business – and the role it can play in your professional career. Learn what recruiters are looking for and how to showcase your skills and experience online. Discover how to use LinkedIn to search for employment.
In collaboration with the STEM Pioneer Program, Advising and Career Services will be offering the following workshop.
Learn how to create a resume or CV that will help you stand out to hiring managers. We will explore CV’s: what they are, what they look like, and how to write them for the job that you are applying for. We’ll discuss key elements that every resume and CV should include, as well as standard formatting tips. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to tailor your information to show why you are the best fit for each job you apply for.
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Exploring career possibilities at the start of your education journey will help you and your advisor tailor your plan of academic study. The Office of Career and Transfer Services offers in-person consultation and assessment, workshops and online resources:
- Career Coach for online career assessment, wage and employment data, and exploration of IRSC programs that lead to your career goal
- O-Net to research national data on careers and occupations
- Measuring the Economic Success of Florida’s Graduates to explore correlations between post-secondary degrees, employment and earnings
Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths through Parker Dewey micro-internships.
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, micro-internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off.
Career Tools and Job Banks
Indian River State College offers students a variety of web-based tools to help them professionally create, manage and share the essential information that employers are looking for:
- CareerSource Research Coast and CareerSource Heartland (DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and Okeechobee counties) for job search assistance, skills assessments, training opportunities and more.
- College Central Network Job Bank to access local and national job postings, build a resume or online portfolio, manage your on-campus interview schedule and keep track of your job search history, and more.
- Employ Florida to discover great jobs in Florida, examine job market trends and get career tips.
- Florida Shines to explore careers, make a plan for education and prepare for work.
- Job Interview Questions to uncover a repository of job-specific questions that employers are likely to ask during an interview.
- SkillsFirst is a free service for Indian River State College students & alumni that offers a complete set of career preparation tools to help you navigate the hiring funnel and land a job. Create resumes, improve your interview skills, and more.
- Job Creators Network Discover job, networking and mentoring opportunities from business leaders in Florida and around the country. Membership in the Job Creators Network is free for the IRSC community with Promo Code IndianRiver21!
- Career Guide for Students with Disabilities addresses barriers, professional development and other services for disabled students.
The Indian River State College Office of Career and Transfer Services invites area employers to list available positions with our College Central job bank, provide meaningful experiences for student interns, and participate in job fairs and other networking events. The College also offers employers a quiet space to conduct interviews. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-462-7470 or 1-866-792-4772 ext. 7470 for more information. Fill out the online form to reserve the interview room.
Resources and Services
- Internship and job databases
- Assessment tools for educational and career planning
- Resume, cover letter and interview preparation services, including mock interviews
- Job fairs, career forums and other networking opportunities
Contact Career and Transfer Services
Members of the IRSC Office of Career and Transfer Services are available on each of the College’s five campuses.