Student Success & Careers

Welcome to the Office of Student Success and Career Services! The office's primary goal is to encourage and support you throughout your college career in these three main areas:

  1. Degree Planning: This office serves as a connection between you and your faculty advisor. Here you will be able to check your degree progress.

  2. Student Success: We want to make sure you succeed in your classes! Feel free to visit the office if you are having trouble with your classes or if you just need to chat with someone. Check out the Teaching and Learning Center website as well if you need tutoring services.

  3. Career Services: Come by the office to see the resources that will help you decide on a major, develop resume writing and interviewing skills, and discover possible employment opportunities. We want to encourage all students, not just juniors and seniors, to start thinking early and often about career goals.

To set up an appointment during office hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, contact csmith@bmc.edu or call 662-685-4771, x 172.

If you do not have time to come by the office, please access any of the links provided on this page to help you explore career information.

Employment Opportunities: Click here to see current job postings!


RESOURCES

Interest Inventory

Typefocus: Free online personality analysis.

Major Question

BMC Majors: Information about majors right here at Blue Mountain College.

What Can I Do With This Major?: Once you have decided on a major, here is some information about careers related to that field.

General Career Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook: A free government-sponsored resource with data about future needs in careers across the country and in our state, plus information about the kind of preparation prospective employers expect from candidates in those fields.

CareerOnestop: A free all-inclusive government-sponsored site where you can explore careers, get sample salary information, and pick up hints on writing resumes and interview strategies.

Career Journal: division of the Wall Street Journal focusing on articles about careers

O*Net Online: provides job outlook information and tracks/predicts occupations with bright outlooks, rapid growth, and expected job openings.

Resumes

Resumes for Teachers: Free online help specifically for persons interested in teaching careers.

The Resume Revolution: A resource dedicated to helping you create resumes and CVs that are more updated from the traditional models. It also includes tips on tailoring your resume according to your experience (entry-level, professional, and executive) and on being aware of your social media presence.


QuintCareers: Resume and CV Resources and Tools for Job-Seekers.

Job Star Central: Career resources from the public library.

QuintCareers-ActionWords: Helpful list of action words to incorporate into your resume.

QuinCareers-CoverLetters: Suggestions for preparing cover letters to accompany your resume.

Internships

The Washington Center: The gateway site for internship possibilities in our nation’s capital.

InternWeb: Searchable online databases of internship possibilities.

QuintCareers-Internships: Includes general job searching information as well as hints for internship seekers.

Interviews

FCC Career Center: Traditional interview questions to anticipate.

About Careers – Interview Questions: Interview questions and suggested answers.

QuintCareers – Behavior: Behavioral job-interviewing strategies.

QuintCareers – SampleQuestions: Sample questions for a behavioral job interview.

EzineArticles-10 Tips for Success: Ten tips for success.

AboutCareers-Interview Attire: What to wear for an interview.

AboutCareers-Thank You Notes: Post-interview thank you notes.

Networking


Berkeley Career Center: Networking means asking people you know for help in finding a job

LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a site where people can make networking connections

Job Search

Campus Career Center http://www.campuscareercenter.com/: A national job search site.

Monster.com: A national job search site.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security: Official State of Mississippi employment website

Mississippi Teacher Center: provides list of teacher vacancies in the state.

Academic360: job search engine for those interested in working in higher education as faculty, staff, or administrative professionals.

Mississippi Works: a website devoted to helping jobseekers find employment opportunities in Mississippi as well as show listings of workforce training providers.

MS Governor’s Job Fair: here you will find information about upcoming job fairs in Mississippi

 

 



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