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Message to Parents

To help ensure a successful transition into the professional world, we invite parents to encourage students to take advantage of the many resources offered through the Career Resource Center. We would also like to make parents aware of the different services the CRC can offer a student to aid in their success. These include:

  • Individual help and counseling at the CRC

  • Assessment and career exploration tools

  • Career planning courses

  • And several networking events such as the the Career and Internship Fair

More resources and tools can be found throughout the Student section of the CRC website.

Our Approach to Student Success

Sprouting plantFrom the Career Resource Center's perspective, student success relies on managing both college activities and potential opportunities for the future. We serve as the connector between what students experience in school and what employers are looking for when students exit our gates. In addition to excelling in their academic achievements, there are two other things we recommend students make a priority while at Pacific: gaining experience and networking.

Experience

gives students the skills that qualify them for their first career. It's what makes a student look competitive on a resume. Internships are important, but there are lots of other ways to build those qualifications. Often times these other activities also help them land that first internship. Those activities can include: volunteer work, student clubs, leadership roles, class projects, study abroad, and campus jobs which students can find through the CRC provided system Tiger Jobs.

Networking

is how students can increase the chances of their resume getting seen. It's also not something that gets developed overnight, so they need to start early and manage it constantly. It is an important skill they will need to succeed in their careers. From our signature events that allow them to meet recruiters in person, to our counseling services that coach students on how to network professionally, we provide them with a variety of outlets to invest in their career early on. One specific program that serves this need is our Student Alumni Connection in Tiger Jobs. Through this, the students can access Pacific Alumni who have registered as mentors. To complement this program, we also invite alumni mentors to campus each semester for our Student Alumni Mixer where the mentors help facilitate a practice networking event for students.

Whether your student is finishing up school this semester, or needs some direction with their major, encourage them to visit us. Follow us on Facebook for updates on our latest offerings and events.