CSC Resources Provided to Students
Career Services provides resume and cover letter assistance to students who are in the process of searching for employment or an internship. We meet one-on-one with students and walk them through the following types of professional correspondence:
1. A chronological or functional style of resume
2. A letter of inquiry
3. A cover letter
4. A letter of application
5. A letter of acceptance
6. A thank you letter
7. Functional skills and action verbs
Career Counselors can meet one-on-one with students if they are facing career decisions and need some advice. We can help provide information about the job outlook for a certain major or career path as well. Students need to call the Career Services Center at (907) 786-4513 and make an appointment to meet one on one with a Career Coach to guide them in such areas as: choosing or changing a career direction; assessing abilities, interests, and priorities; graduate school options and the admissions process; job searching; and other necessary information.
If a student has an important interview coming up, Career Services Center has a mock interview program so the student may practice their interviewing skills before the actual interview to work out any kinks, nervousness, or uncertainties that the student may have. Students have the option to video tape their mock interview to provide them with visual feedback, in addition to the tips that a Career Services Staff member will give to them. Our professional interview rooms provide a great atmosphere for practicing the interview skill necessary to obtain their ideal job!
Career Pathways Job Shadowing Program
Career Services is dedicating to helping students understand what careers are available to them. As part of that dedication, we are offering our Career Pathways Job Shadowing Program for students. If students are unsure about if they'll enjoy a certain career path or what exactly a normal day entails, please let them know about our Job Shadowing Program. We help connect students with employees in their interested career fields so they may speak one-on-one with that employee to get any of their questions answered. The first step of this process is meeting with a Career Counselor in the Career Services Center. We can schedule appointments by phone at 907-786-4513 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know of students looking for employment or an internship? Have them register for an account on the Career Service's Online Job Database! Career Services Center provides one of the most utilized online job search engines in the state of Alaska. Over 3,000 employers are signed up on the Job Database and students, alumni, and community members can use this system free of charge! All students needs to do is sign up for an account, get approved, and then they may search the hundreds of open jobs and internships on the system! Please direct people to the Career Services Center to learn how they may utilize this system. Faculty and staff may also sign up for an account so you may be notified when new jobs are posted that may be of interest to your students!
Faculty and staff, AKCIS is a great tool for you to share with students! AKCIS can help narrow questions students may have about the career exploration process. You may find detailed information on specific careers. Students can take assessment tests, similar to the Myers-Briggs and the Strong Interest Inventory assessments, free of charge. You may find out what occupations would best suit you personally. Search for financial aid opportunities. Search for colleges, universities, and grad schools that meet your personal preferences and necessary criteria. AKCIS is a fabulous tool with information to guide and assist in vocational endeavors. To access AKCIS, click on the title of this section or visit https://akcis.intocareers.org/ and use the following login information:
The Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) is a comprehensive career guidance system that provides information and exploration tools to people throughout Alaska.
The Virtual Career Library is amazing! It holds over 6,000 digital pages of career guidance information. After a simple registration and approval by the Career Services staff, you will be able to access hundreds of career advice videos, digital career books and directories, virtual job data cards, job bank resources, and occupational videos to help you achieve career and life success! If you have additional questions about the Virtual Career Library, please contact our office at 907-786-4513.
Click on the "Handouts" section for more information and resources to give to students about the career exploration process.
Resources for Students