GCC Career Services is here to assist students who: Want their education to prepare them for a viable and fulfilling career path that aligns with their values and life goals Are pursuing internships or other professional experiences that will boost their learning and qualifications for future opportunities Are motivated to transition successfully into the world of work and become gainfully employed If any of the goals listed below apply to you, here's how you can start accelerating your career development and increase your chances of success: Make an appointment with the Career Readiness Coordinator, Shannon Doran. Make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, David Brown. Utilize relevant sections of this website. Click the topics listed below to learn more and get started. What does GCC Career Services provide to students? Career Development Coaching Appointments (for enrolled credit-students) Internship Advising Appointments (for enrolled credit-students) Log into HandshakeGCC with your GCC username and password. Find internships and employment Register for free employer-hosted events Conduct informational interviews with professionals Network with peers, alumni, and others with similar career interests Career Services Newsletters – Tips, resources, events, and opportunities sent directly to your GCC inbox (This) Career Services Website – full of guides, tips, checklists, articles & more Career Goal-Setting & Action Planning Ideally, a career development plan would include a list of personalized, doable, and empowering action steps that a student can take to both define and achieve their education-to-career goals. Here are some steps you can take to get started: Make an appointment with the Career Readiness Coordinator, Shannon Doran. Check out the Career Goal Setting & Action Planning webpage and relevant subpages. Career Exploration & Decision-making Here are some steps you can take to get started: Make an appointment with the Career Readiness Coordinator, Shannon Doran. Use the Career Research & Comparison Table: Fill in page 1 to reflect, gain insights, and establish your baseline. Use page 2 when researching and comparing occupations. Use occupation research platforms to start gathering perspective about industries, occupations, and career paths. Take one or more career assessments to gain insights and reveal questions that you can follow-up on. Use reality checking tools to understand the relationship between specific occupations, financial well-being, and lifestyle preferences. Engage in at least 1 Informational Interview to learn things you can’t research online. Complete at least 1 Internship, while at GCC. Internship/Job Application Development Here are some steps you can take to get started: Make an appointment with the Career Readiness Coordinator, Shannon Doran. Draft or update your resume. Create your Handshake Profile. Draft a cover letter. Draft a references sheet. Improve your interview skills. Find an Internship or Job Here are some steps you can take to get started: To get an internship, make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, David Brown. To find summer jobs and part-/full-time employment, make an appointment with the Career Readiness Coordinator, Shannon Doran. Log into the HandshakeGCC Job/Internship “Board” with your GCC username and password. Visit the Get-A-Job section of the website as well as relevant subpages. Use other job search engines. Hone your job search strategies Use your GCC username and password to log into Handshake and access job listings, non-credit (paid and unpaid) internships, networking events, employers, peers with similar career interests, and your Handshake profile. 2023 graduates started to looking for employment earlier than usual. Use Handshake to start gathering perspective about the regional employment landscape and job market now, so there will be more opportunities available to you, when you need them.