Fall 2016 Apprenticeship Fair.
Thursday, September 15, 2016.
FREE and open to the public.
Note: This is an off-campus event.
The event will be held approximately 2 miles from campus.
Click here to view location.
The Apprenticeship Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016, 10am-2pm at 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA, 22003. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
The Fall 2016 Apprenticeship Job Fair is in partnership with SkillSource Group Inc. and Virginia’s Department of Labor & Industry – Division of Registered Apprenticeship.
Looking for a job? Trying to find an internship? Whether you are near a computer or on the go, a great place to begin your search is by accessing College Central Network (CCN) – NOVA’s online job board system.
The following are some benefits of using the system.
Get started today. Check your VCCS student e-mail account with instructions for accessing your free account. Contact Career and Experiential Learning Services if you cannot access your account.
Did you know all NOVA students, staff, and faculty have free access to FOCUS 2, an online, interactive, self-guided career and education planning system that can help you:
Follow the steps below to create an account and begin using FOCUS 2.
Contact Christy Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any problems accessing the system or to schedule a career advising appointment.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to share their experience of what it’s like to be an employed student at NOVA. ELI is dedicated to creating an educational environment that appreciates and acknowledges the individual experiences of its diverse population of students, faculty, and staff and below are some resources and helpful tips for students and faculty that could help foster such an environment for our employed students.
Tips for Students and Faculty
Prioritize: If school is most important, cut back on your hours at work (if possible). If work is most important, take fewer classes.
Make yourself take time for yourself: You have to carve out space between work and school for you to enjoy your life. Don’t forget that life is meant to be lived and it’s more than deadlines, paychecks, bills, and assignments.
Successful planning and time management: Contact ELI Success Coaches at email@example.com or call 703-764-5076 for help with time management, planning, and a host of other resources and services.
Communicate with your instructor: Talk often and early about your work schedule, scheduling conflicts, etc. Your instructor may be willing to provide you with special accommodations.
Open the door for communication: Invite students into the conversation about their concerns about work and school. Posting a statement on Blackboard is a good start.
Acknowledge the importance of the students’ other life responsibilities: Create an environment of understanding and free of ultimatums.
Offer resources: Empathize with your students and link them with assistance (i.e. tutoring resources, resources to help with work/school balance, etc.) that you would find useful if you were in their shoes. Your wealth of knowledge and life experience can be of great use to students.
Resources for Students
NOVA’s Career Services website – http://www.nvcc.edu/current-students/career-services/index.html – this website provides information about the career development process and connects individuals to resources pertaining to self-assessment, career exploration, decision making, and finding employment.
College Central Network – http://www.collegecentral.com/nova/ – this resource includes a database of current, full-time, part-time, and contractual jobs posted by employers interested in hiring NOVA students. Individuals can create and post their resume online. This resource also includes a national job board, career articles written by industry professionals, career videos, and career advice podcasts.
CareerOneStop – http://www.acinet.org/ – this website provides information about occupations and industries as well as state labor market information and resources.
Monster – http://www.monster.com/ – this resource includes an online job board as well as resources on a variety of areas to include resume advice, interviewing tips, and career advice by industry. Individuals can create and post their resume online. Individuals interested in articles about starting a new job, leaving a job, work-life balance, and workplace issues should take a look at the “In the Workplace” section. Individuals interested in reading articles about getting promoted or changing careers should take a look at the “Career Development” section. Both sections are located within the “Browse Career Advice” area of the “Career Resources” section.
If you would like more one-on-one career counseling, please contact ELI Career Counselor, Christy Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Jennifer, ELI Success Coach
NOVA students now have access to College Central Network (CCN). After registering with CCN, you will be able to:
Follow the steps below to get started using CCN:
What feature of College Central Network did you find most useful? Why?
Don’t forget – the Conducting a Job Search webinar will be offered today from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm.
This 45 minute webinar will focus on basic strategies for conducting a job search. Topics covered will include creating a plan, identifying sources of job leads, and resume, cover letter, and interview basics.
The webinar is free, but registration is required.
As you plan your fall schedule, prepare to transfer, or get ready to begin a new job take a moment to focus on your career development.Are you attending NOVA to pursue a certificate or degree, but unsure about what career options might be available to you? Have you decided on a major, but have difficulty answering the question – “What can I do with a major in _____? Do you need to fine tune your skills or add to your skill set in preparation for a career change? Learn more about career options by utilizing FOCUS 2, an online interactive self-guided career and education planning system that can help you:
Select a major based on your interests and aspirations
FOCUS 2 is free for NOVA students. Access the system at NOVA’s Career Services website.
Simply click on the FOCUS 2 button, create your free account, and begin your exploration.
Also check ELI’s webinar schedule for offerings of the Exploring Career Options webinar. This 45 minute webinar will focus on using various online resources to research career options. The relationship between programs of study at NOVA, college majors, and career options will be discussed. Resources presented will provide information on nature of work, educational requirements, job outlook, and wages.
Need some help? Have a question? Contact Christy Jensen, ELI Career Counselor, at email@example.com.
EOP’s STEM diversity career expo is a local career fair for anyone looking for a job in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)! The STEM diversity career expo gives you the chance to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit diverse talent. More information about the expo can be found in the flyer below.