Career Services



NAME OF CONTACT:    Ashley Ruby
    Office: Room 521 (in library)
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    301-387-3733

 

"To get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping!" Chinese Proverb

Career advising services at Garrett College provide opportunities for students to develop clear career goals and design action plans to reach those goals, including obtaining relevant career experience and developing the skills necessary to conducting an effective job search. Assistance is available through individual career coaching, group learning experiences including workshops, computerized career and education planning, access to job listings, connections with employers and other career services. Our belief is that students, armed with in-depth personal knowledge and a realistic and detailed plan, can obtain their work and career goals and move forward with confidence in any direction they choose.

Choosing a Career & Major

In need of some career direction? The Advising and Academic Success Center at Garrett College utilizes career planning and exploration tools such as the KUDER Career and Transfer Planning System. This free assessment takes into account a student's interests, skills, and values and suggests careers based on the results. The student can explore details about those careers, and even explore transfer institutions, if that is the goal, to further his or her education in pursuit of that career.

Once you’ve chosen a career direction, it is equally important to pursue the appropriate major. Garrett College offers Associate in Arts transfer programs, non-degree transfer programs (pre-allied health), and both degree and certificate career advancement programs (non-transfer). Explore Garrett College's majors.

In order to make the best decision about what to major in and/or what to career to pursue, be sure to pursue the following steps: know yourself, explore your options, choose one option, develop an action plan, and evaluate your decision.

Finding a Job

Perhaps you are looking for a job. Garrett College hosts the annual Garrett County JOB FAIR every March (tentatively scheduled for March 31, 2016, 3-6PM in the CARC). This county-wide job fair is a gathering of nearly 60 local and regional employers in search of paid candidates for their organization. Multiple industries are represented, and many businesses return each year due to the success of the event. The Job Fair is hosted in collaboration with the Maryland Workforce Exchange and the Garrett County One Stop Job Center, both located in Oakland, MD.

You might also wish to visit out JOB POSTINGS Bulletin Board in the Learning Center (600 building). Job postings are updated regularly, and dated for your convenience. The Job Posting board is created in collaboration with the Maryland Workforce Exchange and the Garrett County One Stop Job Center, both located in Oakland, MD. Information for the Maryland Workforce Exchange and the Garrett County One Stop Job Center can also be found on this bulletin board.

When it is time to find a job to support you financially while you are in school, get some career related experience before you graduate, or work full-time in your selected career field, these steps will help you find the right job: assess your strengths and goals, research the world of work, create self-marketing tools, network, and conduct your job search thoughtfully.

Contact an AASC Advisor

Need help with a resume? Cover letter? Practicing your interview skills? Choosing the right major to support your career and transfer goals? Selecting the right career for you?

Be sure to contact your advisor, or any of the advisors in the Advising and Academic Success Center for assistance. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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