Local Career Events and Resources
SFCC CAREER SERVICES FREE CAREER WALK-IN CLINIC
- 45-minute individual appointments
- Must register in person on day of clinic in room 131 any time after 8 a.m
- Open to students and community members
- Resume review or creation
- Decide on a career, new career, college major
- Career Interest Assessments
- Interview preparation
- Job search strategies and resources
- Brainstorming abour career options
Clinic schedules are posted below, on JACK and outside room 131, which is next to the cashier's office
NEXT WALK-IN CLINICS:
- Wednesday, Aug 26 1-5 pm
- Thursday, Aug 27 9:30am - 12:30 pm
- Monday, Aug 31 1-5 pm
- Wednesday, Sept 2 9:30am - 12:30 pm
- Wednesday, Sept 9 1-5 pm
- Thursday, Sept 10 9:30am - 12:30 pm
In January 2014 Santa Fe Community College Center for Academic Transitions successfully partnered with the AARP Foundation and American Association of Community Colleges, with generous support from the Wal Mart Foundation to provide unemployed and underemployed Northern New Mexico residents age 50+ assistance with getting back to full time work that would provide self-sufficiency. SFCC was named one of 12 community colleges nationwide – and the only one in New Mexico – to participate in AARP Foundation’s first BACK TO WORK 50+ Initiative.
In March 2015, SFCC was approved for a renewed and expanded AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ grant, now called BACK TO WORK 50+ Women's Economic Stability Initiative (WESI), focusing primarly on women aged 50-64 who seek full time employment. This grant is expected to go through February 2017. Santa Fe Community College has been joined in New Mexico by Central New Mexico Community College of Albuquerque in this new program and is one of only five national community colleges selected for this more intensive program. See the national Press Release for details.
Upcoming Information Sessions about BTW50+ WESI, which are required to enroll in the program, are currently planned for August 7 and October 2, 2015. More sessions may be added later. If you are interested in attending an Information Session, call the AARP Foundation Call Center toll-free at 855-850-2525 to register and receive a helpful packet which includes the booklet "7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers" and local job search resources. If you have questions aout this program and eligibility, contact SFCC's Career Services Coordinator at the information provided below.
CAREER EVENTS AND JOB FAIRS:
Informational Blogs:Are There Really Jobs at a Career Fair?
New Mexico Workforce Solutions Job Fair Calendar
RECRUITING ON CAMPUS:
THE SFCC FANTASTIC FUTURES CAREER FAIR is an excellent place for recruiters to find and speak to great candidates. 30 percent of our students have advanced degrees and are updating their skills or recareering. The event is:
Every April in the SFCC Main Hall and Campus Center. Free to students and community members.
Our 2015 Career Fair was Thursday, April 16. Call 505-428-1406 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about 2016.
READ "Where's My Great Career?", blog essays written by SFCC Career Services Coordinator, Patty Armstrong.
- A Lack of Readiness Means Lost Opportunities (New, May 18, 2015)
- Appreciating Your Assets
- Are There Really Jobs at a Career Fair?
- Bogus Job Postings and Exploiting Employers
- Can You Love Your Job?
- Finding Your Career Direction
- Great Tips for A Job Search in Tough Times (Book Review)
- Higher Education Shifts Focus from Participation to Graduation
- How Do I Tell People I Was Fired?
- I Just Graduated And Now I Need A Job
- Is Fear Inhibiting Your Career Development?
- It's Not You. It's Unregulated, Non-Standardized and Secretive Human Resources
- Job Application: Obscuring Your Age or Obliterating Your Chances?
- Just Because They Say They Do, Doesn’t Mean Job Counselors Know What They Are Doing
- Know What Human Resource Offices Are Looking For (Book Review)
- Networking? I Don't Even Know Where to Start!
- O*NET Helps You Find Key Words for Your Resume
- OMG! I Am So Nervous About Interviewing!
- Re-careering; Finding and Selling Yourself in a New Field
- Returning to School as an Adult
- Slow Down! A Hasty Job Application in a Mistake
- The Best Resumes Show Employers You Have What They Want
- The Power of Keywords
- They Didn't Pick Me for the Job. I Must Be...
- Volunteering Your Way Into A Job
- Where Are All the Job Postings?
- Your English Teacher Does NOT Know How to Make Job Search Resumes!
GET THAT JOB SEMINARS are now self-study learning modules available in the CAT Lab at the Center for Academic Transitions, room 131, M-F, 9-5. These learning modules are designed to supplement individual work with the Career Services Coordinator. Modules include
- What Kind of Job/Work Do I Want to Do?
- Job Search Strategies
- What Makes a Great Resume?
- Navigating the Online Application
- Creating A Professional Portfolio
- Successful Interviewing
- Facebook, LinkedIn and other Online Profile sites
CAREER EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT RESOURCES:
- Accelerate New Mexico
- Department of Workforce Solutions (New Mexico Dept. of Labor)
- Santa Fe Small Business Development Center (new office location on campus!)
- Santa Fe Workforce Connection Office: 301 West DeVargas, Santa Fe, NM 505-827-7434
- WESST (Has self-employment groups/workshops/advising geared to Artists)
- Your Queer Career (LGBTQ Job Search Book and website QueerCoach.com)
Focused on Women
Focused on 50 Plus Age Group
- 50+ Employment Connection: 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 505-476-4623 (Has Job Club)
Advocacy for immigrants, undocumented and exploited workers
- Encuentro (Albuqurque branch of NDWA)
- Minimum Pay and Overtime for Direct Care Workers Rule (new law goes into effect 1/1/15)
- Own the Dream (info about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program)
For more information, please contact Patty Armstrong, GCDF, Career Services Coordinator, 505-428-1406 (Fax: 505-428-1657), email@example.com.
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