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Career

Career & Disability Services at Southwest

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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.


SWCC College Central Network Services – Post jobs, search resumes and more! Open to students, alumni and employers. Click here to access services.

find fbJOB POSTINGS – Visit our Career Center Facebook page to view job listings as they are provided to us by area employers.
Notice: The Facebook job posting page will become inactive on September 5, 2014. Please use the College Central Network Services.

Stephanie DavisDirector of Career and Disability Services
Coordinator of Pregnant and Parenting Student Services
stephanie.davis@sw.edu
276-964-7314
76-964-7695 (fax)

Crystal BartonCareer Services
Administrative Support Specialist
crystal.barton@sw.edu
276.964.7573

 

Career Events

Interstate Career Fair,  2015 Date TBA

Annual Career Fair for the Students and Alumni from the 17 Interstate Career Council Schools.
2015 Date TBA

Nursing & Allied Health Career Fair 2015 Date TBA

Bluefield State Job Fair, 2015 Date TBA
Co-sponsored by Bluefield State College, SWCC, Concord Univ., Bluefield College, New River Comm. & Tech College, Wytheville CC
Location: Ned Shott Gym, Bluefield State College, Rte. 52, Bluefield WV

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. See ADA & Section 504 pdf  Laws Relating to Students with Disabilities

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. See Differences Between High School & College Students

The following accommodations are provided by Southwest Virginia Community College:

  • Adaptive technology
  • Tests read out loud to the student
  • Special seating during classroom lectures
  • Extra time allowed for testing
  • A private room for test taking (proctored)
  • Tape recording of lectures
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Service animals
  • An interpreter
  • Books on tape
  • Other accommodation can be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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