Join the North Lake College Career Center for the following events throughout the spring semester this year.

February 12, 2019 – April 30, 2019                                             
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Facebook Live
“Career Talk Tuesdays” – every Tuesday on Facebook

Each Tuesday participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, receive advice regarding careers, and suggest new topics. Tune-in for Information on topics such as “Salary vs. Hourly Pay: Slamming the Stigma,” “Keys to Career Fair Success,” “Career Spotlight-NLC,” “Employer Highlight,” and more. Join First Year Advising & Career Development Tuesdays live on Facebook.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – A353
“Professionalism: Essential in Education and Employment”

Participants in this workshop will have an opportunity to enhance their understanding of professionalism and its importance both on and off campus. A panel of Human Resources professionals and College Faculty will address the basic tenets of work ethic/professionalism including appearance (attire/grooming/hygiene), communication (oral and written), punctuality, ethics and their effects in the classroom and in the work environment. The featured panelists will include our own Dr. Malcom Frierson, Professor of History, Dr. Darryl Howard, Professor of Religion and Philosophy Discipline Coordinator, and Ms. Kay Nixon, Human Resources Specialist.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – H226
“Great Leaders are Made, Not Born”

Leadership is important in any industry or organization with which you connect. It is a learned skill, but many do not feel confident in their abilities to lead. Join SLI and First Year Advising & Career Development as we present Ms. Keya McClain of Keya’s Coaching. Ms. McClain will present exercises that reveal one’s ability to work on a team effectively, assist with identifying strengths as individuals and as team members, and enables one to eventually lead and delegate the right duties to the right people. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – A353
“Building a Resume Employers Want to Read”

Are you applying and not receiving an invitation to interview? Are you applying and getting the dreaded rejection email? Perhaps your resume is raising “red” flags or it just does not have what the employer is looking for. First Year Advising & Career Development in partnership with Ms. Melida Barrera, Talent Acquisition Specialist at DFW Airport, and Mr. Jared Fitzpatrick, Diversity Outreach & Talent Acquisition Consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will provide participants with tools to build resumes employers want to read and a candidate they want to interview.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – H226
“Making the Most of Your Degree” (Co-Hosted with TRIO SSS)    

A college degree increases career options and career opportunities. Many degreed individuals, however, do not know what their options are or how to pursue related career opportunities. This workshop will assist participants with identifying and acquiring employment within their related career options. A panel of career professionals will share their career development; what provoked any career transitions; how they identified relevant career options; and how they obtained employment. The featured panelists will include our own Mr. Charles Purdy, Instructional Lab Coordinator, TRIO Student Support Services and electrical engineer.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – H200
NLC Spring Career Fair 2019

North Lake College First Year Advising & Career Development will host “Spring Career Fair 2019” Thursday, March 28th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Life Center (H200). Participants should bring plenty of resumes and dress for success for an opportunity to speak to more than 50 employers offering employment opportunities that correlate with Guided Pathways. Register once for a chance to win one (1) scholarship during the hourly scholarship drawings. Learn more about the spring career fair.  

Thursday, April 16, 2019
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – H200
Career and Financial Reality Fair (Co-Hosted with Trio SSS)     

The Career and Financial Reality Fair is an opportunity for attendees to preview real life hands-on. The student will be choosing a career and starting salary, then complete a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to experience some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own.

Visit the Career Center home page to find out more about career services at North Lake College.