The OCC Career Center is located next to Counseling on the third floor of Watson Hall. The Career Center offers OCC students a broad and diverse set of resources and services to help you explore and discover your best education and career path, identify and understand your strengths and interests and develop the skills that will help you reach and succeed in your career goals after college.
Career Center Services and Resources Include:
- career/major exploration
- resume and cover-letter writing
- job/internship search
- interview preparation
- guest speakers
- industry panels
- career-readiness topics
The Career Center staff and resources can help you browse job and internship opportunities offered by local employers (see Pirate Job Lookout below), prepare for your job or internship search, write a resume and cover letter, prepare and practice for your interview. The Career Center workshops can help you "Design Your Life," explore careers and interact with industry professionals to get the information you need to choose the path that's right for you and build a network of career professionals and mentors in local businesses who will be there for you when you're ready to launch your career.
For more information or to access workshop information, career counseling appointments and other resources directly, go to http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/career-center/default.aspx
Pirate Job Lookout
The Career Center hosts the "Pirate Job Lookout" online portal with listings of temporary or permanent part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities. All OCC students have full access to the portal. Take a look at http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/career-center/job-internship-listings/default.aspx
The Internship Academy
The Career Center also hosts and offers the Internship Academy course, which gives students an opportunity to earn college credits while participating in a qualifying internship position. The Internship Academy program is designed to connect employers with OCC students and build a talent pipeline. The Internship Academy complies with Title 5 regulations for accredited field experience.
In addition to "on the job" training and experience gained on the internship "job" site, Internship Academy students also receive guidance and mentoring from a faculty member in their chosen major field of study, and career preparation and success guidance from the internship course instructor. Together, the employment experience and educational aspects enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to confidently select, enter and progress in a chosen career.
- Students must identify an internship placement independently before registering in the Internship Academy course. The Career Center staff and job/internship listings can support the search, but the Internship Academy does not place or guarantee placement in an internship.
- Course credits are awarded on a sliding scale, dependent upon the number of hours served/worked at the internship site during the semester.
- The course may be repeated for credit if a student participates in more than one qualifying internship experience.
- For more information, visit us at http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/career-center/internship-academy/default.aspx