|Online Career Resource Center|
Career Choice Exercise
When was the job created? What are the educational requirements for the job? What is the pay range? What is the Department of Labor outlook for the job during 5, 10, or 15 years?
|Job Research: Job Choices and research How to begin research about Job History, Educational Requirements, Pay Range, Future outlook for employment Tomorrow's Jobs, etc. Employment|
Job Shadow and Interviewing....
"Job shadowing is a work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The job shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student. Students witness firsthand the work environment, employability and occupational skills in practice, the value of professional training and potential career options. Job shadowing is designed to increase career awareness, help model student behavior through examples and reinforce in the student the link between classroom learning and work requirements. Almost any workplace is a potential job shadowing site." -- Paris, K., & Mason, S. (1995). Planning and Implementing Youth Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning. Madison, WI:
University of Wisconsin, Center on Education and Work.
| Locate a
source for an interview or "Job Shadow"
Finding a Job Shadowing Opportunity and Setting up an Interview to Learn About Occupations
Community Partnerships are a good place to
find a volunteer opportunity, where
•Research your career path.
Your college career center and library are great places to
•The Career Resource Center at Careers.org
•Career Talk, an online syndicated advice column.
Other sources are friends, relatives, neighbors, teachers, and local businesses
Prepare for your Interview:
Visit Career Center
PCC offers career counselors and career centers to help you explore various career options,
find a career that best fits your interests and strengths, or to explore specific careers.
Please visit Counseling online at: http://www.pcc.edu/pcc/res/counseling.htm
or PCC's Career Centers online at: http://www.pcc.edu/pcc/res/careers_jobs/career_off.htm
Service Learning and community partnerships:
Here are more resources:
Summertime often means out-of-school time for students. Here are some effective
practices that explore the unique opportunities for both youth and adults to engage
in special summer service activities.
Performing community service at an historic ranch http://snipurl.com/NSRC_33480
Utilizing Foster Grandparents to increase literacy during summer break
Including special education students as camp counselors http://snipurl.com/nsrc_33348
Building effective programs for summer learning http://snipurl.com/NSRC_33218
Providing summer youth activities http://snipurl.com/NSRC_33201
Supporting at-risk youth with summer high school preparatory programs http://snipurl.com/NSRC_33489
Starting an out-of-school program http://snipurl.com/NSRC_32993
Developing positive social interactions in out-of-school programs http://snipurl.com/NSRC_32986
Planning activities for out-of-school programs http://snipurl.com/NSRC_32983
Promoting reading and literacy in out-of-school programs http://snipurl.com/NSRC_32984
Using community-based service-learning as strategy http://snipurl.com/NSRC_33619
Steven Padilla / Effective Practices Collection 1-800-860-2684 x146
Just a quick reminder to everyone this summer to make use of our wonderful resources on campus available to all students, staff, and community members!
The Career Resource Center is here to offer you career information, resources, assessments, and more! If you haven't dropped by the Center before, please stop by in CC-216. We are in the back of the Counseling/Advising Office.
ü Not sure what you want to be when you "grow up”?
ü Not sure what education or training you will need for your career?
ü Want to know if there will be jobs for you when you complete your degree?
Peer advisors (current PCC students who have been trained to assist you) are here and available to help in any way they can. Besides career resources, peer advisors may be able to assist you with researching college transfer information, navigating MyPCC, searching for scholarships, filling out FAFSAs, and/or finding the classroom or instructor's email you need!
We welcome you to visit and browse our numerous career books, search our career databases, take our career assessments, or pick up some of our useful handouts! If you would like to make an appointment so we have ample time to assist you, please call the Peer Advisor desk at 503.977.4891 or call one of the Career Resource Center Coordinators at 503.977.4470. We are also open for drop-in assistance on:
Summer 2008 Hours:
M, T, TH, & F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
We are here to help you succeed!
Enjoy your summer! And attached is one of our Career Websites Handouts.
Jill Cain, M.S. ~ Career Resource Center Coordinator
Portland Community College
Sylvania Campus, CC-216
12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
503.977.4470 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~
Some useful links: Writing Resources
|Adult Literacy Articles||Letters Library Logic||Reading List Resource|
|Bias Computers||Poetry Powell's Books||Sentences Syntax|
|Dictionary ESL||Prepositions Private Tutor||Transitions WebLinks|
Interview, Job Shadow Report, and Presentation