Career Services provides students and alumni real results

Career Services will partner with Student Life to host the Business Etiquette Luncheon April 13.

DCTC Career Services offer events and services to help students and alumni achieve their career goals

With the help of Career Services a number of students have found employment in their fields including Tatiana Lozada. A nursing program alumna, Tatiana used Career Services to help polish her resume. After only one week of applying for jobs, she got three phone calls from potential employers and two interviews.

“Now I am part of the team of Apple Valley Medical Center as a full time triage nurse,” said Tatiana.

Career Services is available to all DCTC students and alumni. Director of Career Services Jessica Ayub said she is eager to help.

“It is a privilege to support our DCTC students and alumni in finding their paths to success and fulfillment,” said Jessica.

Students can schedule individual appointments with Career Services staff. Additionally, students can search for employment and intern opportunities on Presently, there are more than 125 openings for students and more for alumni. Monthly, 100 employers register new opportunities on the site.CCN Logo

“Our DCTC recruitment website is extremely active with recruiters frequently adding openings.  We were up above 200 openings daily prior to the winter break, and we are seeing the postings rapidly rise again with our entry into February. Our students and alumni, can really benefit from checking out part-time, seasonal, temporary, permanent, internship, and full-time employment on this site. Soon we will also offer campus openings for student employment here at DCTC,” said Jessica.

Moreover, this spring Career Services will host a number of events to help students put their best foot forward. Each event concentrates on different areas of career development but all aim to help students and alumni achieve their goals.

Resume workshops

Starting March 7, Career Services will host a series of Resume Workshops. The workshops aim to help students get employers attention by teaching them how to effectively capture their education and experiences. The event will be held 1 to 2 p.m.

A second workshop will be held 11 a.m. to noon March 10, another March 24 noon to 1 p.m. and then the last will be held 10 to 11 a.m. March 26. All the workshops will be held in Computer Lab 2-102.

Students should bring a copy of their resume on a thumb drive. Students can attend more than one session.

Career and college fairs

Several career and college fairs will provide resources for students looking at life after DCTC. The Career and College Transfer Fair will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commons Area. The campus-wide event will connect students with employers looking for interns and hiring as well as admission representatives from a number of four year schools including Augsburg College, Concordia University-St. Paul, Metropolitan State University, Northwestern Health Services University and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Rasmussen College and Minnesota State University, Moorhead among others.

Skills events

In April, Career Services will offer several sessions on other skills necessary for success in employment starting April 6 with the Soft Skills You Need to Succeed 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Dakota Room. The session will provide students the opportunity to hear from a variety of employers, including Mayo Clinic and General Mills, about what skills they want to see in their in new hires.

On April 13, Career Services and Student Life will partner to host the Business Etiquette Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dakota Room. Etiquette consultants Sally Berkholder and Julie Walsh will present on important business etiquette skills to excel and stand out.

Lastly, on April 19 Career Services will host Interviewing for Success from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in Dakota Room B. The workshop will offer the steps it takes to meet hiring expectations and get an offer.

For more information contact:

Jessica Ayub, Career Services DirectorJessica Ayub

Career Services Center 2-202