Career Resource Center Services for Students
Individual Career Counseling
We offer confidential one on one career counseling services to Pacific students and alumni. While each session is customized to the client, typical counseling topics include:
- Exploring majors and careers
- Career assessments that look at your personality preferences, interests, values, and preferred skills
- Job search strategies and resources
- Interviewing skills and practice
- Networking tips
- Resume and cover letter reviews
- Graduate school planning and personal statement feedback
- Internships and Experiential Learning
Call 209.946.2361 to schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor.
Academic Career Courses
Co-Op 088: "Career Exploration and Planning" is a one-unit course for students who are undecided about their majors or career direction. Assessment tools such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and other activities are used to increase students' awareness of their personal strengths, interests, values, preferred skills, and more. Students also learn to use resources and methods for exploring occupations, industries and employers in depth.
Co-Op 188: "Career Search Essentials" is a one-unit course that introduces students to the resources and skills necessary for a successful job or internship search. Students learn to write resumes, cover letters, and other professional materials as well as how to articulate their skills and experiences during an interview.
Register for these course through insidePacific.
Connecting with Employers
Tiger Jobs: Tiger Jobs is the Career Resource Center's online job database. Employers who are interested in hiring Pacific students and alumni post jobs and internships on Tiger Jobs, and candidates can apply for positions directly through the database. On-campus employers also post work study and non-work study positions.
Etiquette Dinner: Learn about dining etiquette and professional behavior while enjoying a 5-course meal with an employer host, and a group of students and faculty.
"You" Make a Difference Day: Learn about internship, volunteer and service learning opportunities with non-profit agencies
"Meet Your Future" Mock Interviews and Panel Presentations: Practice interviewing with employer representatives and receive feedback on how to improve your skills. You can also attend em ployer panel presentations where you will receive timely career and job search advice from employers.
Career & Internship Fair: Employers from various industries participate in this annual event. This fair is open to students and alumni from all majors who are exploring full-time, part-time and inter nship/co-op opportunities.
Employer Information Sessions: Learn about the organization and its culture as well as gain insider information about open positions.
On-campus Interviews: Throughout the year, employers from a variety of industries who are seeking Pacific students and alumni hold interviews at the Career Resource Center.
Graduate Success SurveyTo find out what the class of 2010 is doing, check out the Graduate Success Survey.
Outcomes You Can Expect By Using Our Career Services
When you use the resources and services available at the Career Resource Center, you can expect to achieve several outcomes. Depending upon your goals and the services you choose to use, these could include:
- Increasing self-awareness of your interests, strengths, values and other elements relevant to meaningful career and life choices
- Defining your educational and career goals
- Uncovering occupational, industry and employer information
- Writing effective professional materials, including cover letters, resumes, and personal statements for graduate school
- Developing internship and job search strategies and action plans
- Articulating your relevant skills and experiences to employers or admissions representatives during interviews
- Determining your goals and expectations for internships and experiential learning opportunities and understanding how these experiences translate into your future career aspirations
- Properly managing your online presence and effectively using social networking tools
- Direct linkages to opportunities and/or employers and Pacific alumni
As you can see, there is much to be gained from your association with the Career Resource Center. We welcome your visits and participation in events. Please let us know how we can improve our aims or services to better support your career and higher education pursuits.