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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.

Your Career Services office now offers an additional tool for your use in finding, and achieving, that perfect career for you. New services on the Career Finder site allow you to research careers complete with current wage and employment data, then quickly connect to SWCC programs to see how to gain matching credentials. You can then, in the same online tool, search current job openings to land that great job in the career field of your choice.
Available resources 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
76-964-7695 (fax)

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

 

Career Events

Interstate Career Fair,  2/26/16

February 25, 2016

12 until 4 p.m.
The Millennium Centre
201 Millennium Place
Johnson City, TN 37604

https://www.collegecentral.com/interstatefair/

 

BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE’S
28TH ANNUAL SPRING AND RECRUITMENT FAIR

DATE:  WEDNESDAY, 30 MARCH 2016
TIME:  9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

LOCATION:  NED SHOTT GYMNASIUM (BSC CAMPUS GYM)

SWCC’s Career Fair & Opportunity Showcase

April 13, 2016
1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The King Community Center Gymnasium on the campus of SWCC
Open to all SWCC students and alumni and the public

Career Pathways to Manufacturing

April 13, 2016
10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
The King Community Center Gymnasium on the campus of SWCC
Open to all SWCC students and alumni and the public

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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