Services for Students & Alumni

Career Services Library
The Career Development Center houses invaluable, vocational materials that students need to explore as they make decisions about careers. Students may utilize the reference materials during normal Career Development Center hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended hours on Mondays until 6 p.m.).

The center contains a wealth of career planning, transfer, and job search resources.  Some of the useful tools found in the Career Development Center include:

  • Area employer profiles
  • Books and free handouts filled with job search advice including:
    • Career planning
    • Resumes and letters
    • Interviewing
    • Job search
    • Labor market forecasts
  • Videos
    • The Career Development Center has a collection of videotapes and provides VCRs with monitors for viewing the videos. 
    • Topics include:
      • Career Planning
      • Interviewing
      • Resumes
      • Job Search Strategies

"MCP FOCUS" computer career planning program
"MCP FOCUS" is a comprehensive computer program that will help you with career and transfer planning. Whether you want immediate up-to-date information or help with creating a complete career plan, “MCP FOCUS” will meet your needs. Students should contact the Counseling and Career Development Center for an MCP FOCUS User ID.

Internships
An internship is a three-credit course in which the student works at the sponsoring organization for a total of 135 clock hours, including time at the sponsoring organization and time spent fulfilling academic requirements. Typically, the period may span 12 to 14 weeks for eight to ten hours each week.

The objectives of the internship are as follows:

  • to provide the student with a working/learning experience that is custom designed to fit the needs and interests of the student and of the internship sponsoring organization
  • to increase student opportunities for acquiring work experience related to a particular field of study
  • to increase awareness within community employers of the high quality of JCC’s programs and students

The program is intended for full-time sophomores who have at least a 2.0 average. Second semester freshmen and part-time students will be able to participate with special permission of the faculty sponsor. You can contact the Assistant Dean in the area that relates to your interest.

Assistance Developing Your Resume
Your resume is one of the most important tools in your job search. If yours could use some “fixing,” contact the Counseling & Career Development Center. We offer individual help as well as workshops on resume writing. For help at the Jamestown Campus, call 716-338-1066. For help on the Olean Campus, call 376-7508.

Assistance Preparing for Job Interviews
Would you like to know what the best methods are for finding a job in today’s market? Are you having trouble answering one or more “problem questions” asked by an interviewer? If you answered “Yes” to one or both of these questions, call in Jamestown at 716-338-1066 or Olean at 376-7508 for assistance in preparing for job interviews.