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Career Development Center

We’re glad you’ve discovered our webpage! Here, we are happy to provide you with an overview of our services.

The mission of the Alice Lloyd College Career Development Center is to help students and alumni:

  • Explore career options.
  • Develop effective job search skills.
  • Assess the current job market.
  • Connect with employers.
  • Obtain information about graduate or professional schools with the goal that students and alumni secure career-related employment or admission to graduate or professional school.

Reaching this goal is an ongoing process, which students should begin ideally by their sophomore year. The Career Center is available to advise and assist in every step of a student’s career path, helping to ensure a successful and satisfying transition to taking their first steps beyond their college years.

Career Success Plan

Freshman Year: Explore Majors and Careers

  • Think of college as time to develop knowledge and strengths both within and outside the classroom.
  • Learn how the Career Development Office can assist you to explore your education/career options.
  • Complete a skills inventory assessment.
  • Attend career exploration series and other career development seminars and workshops.
  • Participate in in extracurricular activities that enhance your skills and values.
  • Consider a service learning project.
  • Plan early for summer work and internships/co-ops.
  • If undecided about which major to choose, visit your Career Development Office, talk with your advisor, and consider a mentoring program. Explore your options!

Sophomore Year: Career Exploration

  • Meet with career counselor for help with deciding on or confirming your choice of a major and to research your options.
  • Attend Job Fairs and other career events to make initial contact with employers and learn about their career-related opportunities.
  • Set up informational interviews, mentoring or shadowing experiences with ALC alumni and/or business leaders.
  • Join campus organizations and consider leadership positions to gain experience and develop skills.

Junior Year: Evaluate Decisions and Recommit Goals

  • Consider cooperative education, internships and part-time jobs.
  • Begin networking with alumni and professionals in your field of interest.
  • Begin work on a resume that highlights your skills, knowledge and experiences as they relate to your future goals. Have it reviewed by your career counselor.
  • Participate in study abroad programs and semester study programs.
  • Attend the Job Fair and other career events to speak to employers recruiting for internships, Co-op, and seasonal job opportunities.
  • Research graduate and professional school options. Visit schools!
  • Take graduate school entrance exams (GREs).

Senior Year: Career Decision and Implementation

  • Attend Senior Class meetings in the fall.
  • Update your resume and have it reviewed by your career counselor.
  • Make sure you are registered to utilize and participate in career fairs and career development seminars and that your resume is updated in the database.
  • Find out about the On-Campus Interviewing Program and other employer benefits.
  • Attend appropriate employer presentations and receptions.
  • Use the career-related Internet sites to research employers and locate job openings, including Co-op and internships.
  • Develop a job search action plan and use the Career Development resources to identify employers.
  • Prepare for your job interviews. Attend an interviewing skills workshop and view the interviewing videos.
  • Request a free copy of Job Choices, a guide to employment nationwide.
  • Consider joining an appropriate professional or trade association.
  • Identify faculty and/or work supervisors who will provide a favorable reference.
  • Participate in local and regional job fairs, and other career events in the area.

Online Resources


To utilize some of our excellent resources, please visit our Student Occupational Information page. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact us directly or stop in!

Career Services Office Hours

Monday—Friday, 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Evenings by appointment

Staff

Janet Johnson, Career Services Director

Location

2nd floor of Jerry C. Davis Student Center, Room 208

Contact Information:

Alice Lloyd College Career Service Office
100 Purpose Rd
Pippa Passes, KY 41844

Phone: (606) 368-6136
FAX: (606) 368-6217
E-mail: janetjohnson@alc.edu

 

Upcoming Events

Calendar

October 2017
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September 24, 2017 September 25, 2017 September 26, 2017

JBS Trip to Camp Nathanael

JBS Trip to Camp Nathanael

ALC Blood Drive

ALC Blood Drive
September 27, 2017 September 28, 2017 September 29, 2017 September 30, 2017
October 1, 2017 October 2, 2017

JBS 1st Quarter Grades Due

JBS 1st Quarter Grades Due
October 3, 2017

Convocation: Entrepreneurial Development - Jean Hale

Convocation: Entrepreneurial Development - Jean Hale
October 4, 2017

ALC Mid-Term Grades Due

ALC Mid-Term Grades Due

JBS Trip to White Oak Pumpkin Patch

JBS Trip to White Oak Pumpkin Patch
October 5, 2017

ALC/JBS Fall Break - No Classes

ALC/JBS Fall Break - No Classes
October 6, 2017

ALC/JBS Fall Break - No Classes

ALC/JBS Fall Break - No Classes
October 7, 2017
October 8, 2017 October 9, 2017 October 10, 2017

Alice Lloyd: A Life With Purpose

Alice Lloyd: A Life With Purpose
October 11, 2017

JBS Science Fair

JBS Science Fair
October 12, 2017

Cheaper by the Dozen - Presented by the June Buchanan School

Cheaper by the Dozen - Presented by the June Buchanan School

Convocation: Cheaper by the Dozen

Convocation: Cheaper by the Dozen
October 13, 2017

JBS Grandparent's Day

JBS Grandparent's Day

Cheaper by the Dozen - Presented by the June Buchanan School

Cheaper by the Dozen - Presented by the June Buchanan School
October 14, 2017

Appalachia Day Homecoming

Appalachia Day Homecoming

Convocation: 100th Year Celebration

Convocation: 100th Year Celebration

Cheaper by the Dozen - Presented by the June Buchanan School

Cheaper by the Dozen - Presented by the June Buchanan School
October 15, 2017 October 16, 2017 October 17, 2017 October 18, 2017 October 19, 2017 October 20, 2017

Fall Board Meeting

Fall Board Meeting
October 21, 2017

Fall Board Meeting

Fall Board Meeting
October 22, 2017 October 23, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 25, 2017 October 26, 2017

Convocation: Breast Cancer Awareness

Convocation: Breast Cancer Awareness
October 27, 2017

JBS Halloween Parties

JBS Halloween Parties

JBS Fall Festival

JBS Fall Festival
October 28, 2017
October 29, 2017 October 30, 2017 October 31, 2017

Convocation: Bill Miller

Convocation: Bill Miller
November 1, 2017 November 2, 2017

Convocation: Graduates Celebration!

Convocation: Graduates Celebration!
November 3, 2017

JBS 2nd Quarter Mid-Term Due

JBS 2nd Quarter Mid-Term Due
November 4, 2017