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Career & Disability Services at Southwest

Career Services

career services

If you are unsure about the academic program choice you have made, or if you just can’t seem to decide on a career path, we are here to help! Disability services assistance is also available. Come by DE – 220 for assistance.

 Available resources for career tools and assistance in researching your career options are:
SWCC College Central Network Services – Post jobs, search resumes and more! Open to students, alumni and employers. Click here to access services.

JOB POSTINGS – Job postings are available on the  College Central Network Services.

Stephanie DavisDirector of Career  Services
Director of Disability Services

Title IX Coordinator
stephanie.davis@sw.edu
276-964-7314
276-964-7695 (fax)

Seirra Goff
Administrative Support
seirra.goff@sw.edu
276.964.7573

Career Events

Career Fair & Opportunity Showcase

Wednesday April 19 2017

1:00 pm  – 4:00 pm
King Community Center Gymnasium

REGISTERED EMPLOYERS include: Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, Appalachian School of Law,  Ashworth College, AT&T, Bass Pro Shops, Become Irresistible, LLC, Buchanan General Hospital,  Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), CGI Federal, Clinch Valley Community Action  and many more!

Spring Employment and Recruitment Fair

Wednesday March 22 2017

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bluefield State College, Ned Shott Physical Education Building

Download the BSC Career Fair 2017 Flyer for more information.

Career Assessment & Planning

 Review the websites listed for helpful information about your area of need or interest. 

Virginia Career View provides up-to-date information on post-secondary education, occupational outlook, work requirements, salaries, military training, apprenticeship information and licensure.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and projected job outlook in a wide range of occupations.

Virginia’s Education Wizard helps students navigate the process of selecting careers, finding majors, estimating the cost of college, finding and applying for financial aid and scholarships, and planning for transfer from a community college to a four-year institution. The VE Wizard can help you identify occupations that match the skill sets you have and the skills you plan to attain.

MBTI (Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator) Personality Pathways: Identify how your natural preferences affect interests and talents, relationships, and ways of dealing with the world.  Use the information to assist you in making career and major decisions. Come by Career Services in Dellinger 220 and  take your FREE personality inventory assessment.

Helpful Links: http://www.nursingjobs.us/ ; https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/Main.action ; http://jobchoicesonline.com/ ; http://jobs.virginia.gov/ ; https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/

Disability Services

Southwest Virginia Community College is committed to ensuring that all qualified individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to take part in educational programs and services on an equal basis. The aim is to provide this opportunity in an integrated setting that fosters independence and meets the guidelines in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act.

Reasonable accommodations are identified for each student on an individual basis and are provided based on the students documented disability and functional limitation in the academic environment. All documentation, medical information, and any other information are confidential according to Federal Confidentiality laws.

It is the responsibility of the individual with disabilities to make their needs known and to provide appropriate documentation of a disability.  See Eligibility and Documentation Requirements

In order to receive the accommodation needed, we require that you meet with a disability counselor at least two weeks prior to the beginning of classes.

Effective date August 22, 2016

New Guidelines for use of Calculators in Mathematics Classes

1.    The use of a calculator will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will be heavily dependent on diagnostic testing information. The final decision will be based on input from the student, documentation, the Director of Disability Services, and the Mathematics department.

2.    Use of a calculator will not be approved as an appropriate accommodation when:

·      The provision of a calculator undermines academic standards, or fundamentally alters the nature of an assignment or test.

·      The test is designed to measure skills that the calculator would eliminate.

·      The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide is considered an essential part of what an exam is designed to test; therefore, students will not be allowed to utilize calculators within the subject areas of whole numbers, integers, fractions, or decimals.

Other considerations:

·      It is possible that a calculator may be permitted for some exams and not for others. If other students are not allowed to use a calculator and another student is allowed the use of a calculator as an accommodation, the instructor may request that the student take the test at the testing center to protect the privacy of the student with a disability.

·      Calculator usage as an accommodation may be limited to a 4-function calculator or a scientific calculator depending on the course.

·      The student should discuss the type of calculator appropriate for advanced mathematics classes with the instructor.

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