CareerLink and Boot Camp Updates

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
Students in Job Lab Image

Students check out the online CareerLink search-and-find software platform during Job Lab hours, Fall Semester 2016.

With studies and family responsibilities, the lives of Truckee Meadows Community College students are fuller than ever before, and updates to Career Center programs are now facilitating more opportunities for them to explore careers and jobs.

The TMCC Career Center added open drop-in Job Lab hours in 2016, and is now updating the schedule for a series of Boot Camp workshops offered during Spring Break.

“This year, the Boot Camp workshops are being offered back-to-back at 10-11:30 a.m. and Noon-1:30 p.m., as opposed to having a large gap of time in between,” said Kelley Wong, Career Center Coordinator. “That will make it easier for students to schedule transportation or child care.”

Spring Break Boot Camp

The Career Center is offering the Spring Break Boot Camp, March 20-23. TMCC students and alumni may attend a menu of practical workshops that provide skills toward finding a fulfilling career position.

Job Prep Boot Camp will be held Monday, Mar. 20 through Thursday, Mar. 23, in Red Mountain Building, room 115 and Sierra Building, room 117. Workshops are free, and open to anyone who has taken a class at TMCC. Each day of the Boot Camp offers topics at two daily times:

  • Business Card & Networking, Monday, Mar. 20, 10-11:30 a.m., RDMT 115
  • Resume Workshop, Monday, Mar. 20, Noon-1:30 p.m., SIER 117
  • Interview Workshop, Tuesday, Mar. 21, 10-11:30 a.m., SIER 117
  • Business Card & Networking, Tues., Mar. 21, Noon-1:30 p.m., RDMT 115
  • LinkedIn Workshop, Wednesday, Mar. 22, 10-11:30 a.m., SIER 117
  • Interview Workshop, Wednesday, Mar. 22, Noon-1:30 p.m., SIER 117
  • Resume Workshop, Thursday, Mar. 23, 10-11:30 a.m., SIER 117
  • LinkedIn Workshop, Thursday, Mar. 23, Noon-1:30 p.m., SIER 117

“We want to continue to give super busy students an opportunity to benefit from all of the workshops that the Career Center has to offer, and during Spring Break, they may have more time to benefit from some of the many sessions.”

CareerLink is a Helpful Tool

CareerLink is a comprehensive job search-and-find software for TMCC students and alumni. It includes on-campus and off-campus job boards that can match up students and employers.

Wong advises students seeking part-time and full-time jobs or internships to register on CareerLink and continue checking the postings.

“CareerLink is a great tool that students shouldn’t forget about,” Wong said. “It’s continually being updated for new jobs and internships.”

The platform, CareerLink was launched in 2014, following staff training which began in March of that year. The extensive software program enables employers to post jobs and internships, and for students and alumni to search jobs, upload resumes and practice job application skills. When employers register on CareerLink, they are also invited to events such as job fairs and student networking breakfasts.

Drop-in Job Lab Hours

“Students can come in to the Career Center and let us know whether they need help with starting their professional materials or brushing them up, and then we can help them with their resume, registering on CareerLink or in finding spring workshops that will work with their schedule,” Wong said.

Drop-in hours are currently scheduled at four of TMCC’s campus sites:

  • Dandini Campus, Red Mountain Building, room 115; Mon. and Tues. from 2-4 p.m., Wed. and Thurs. from11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Fri. from Noon-2 p.m.
  • Meadowood Center; by appointment
  • William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center, room 108; Tues. from 4-6 p.m.
  • William N. Pennington Health Science Center; by appointment

More information about the Career Center can be found by calling 775-674-7645.