Career Services

Career Services

Services

Our Career Services Center, located in Gibbes Hall Room 204, seeks to connect local employers who have job openings to current Hinds students or recent Hinds graduates who are seeking jobs in those fields. We also prepare students and graduates to talk to employers about those jobs.

Resources

Student & Alumni Services

Job Search & Networking Skills

We offer a variety of tools and resources to assist you in preparing for your job search. Those resources include providing assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, rules regarding hiring policies, and all other tactics and strategies for guiding employment.

Networking is simply gathering information from and making contacts through the people you already know. Recruiting experts agree that a very small percentage of jobs are found by going through classified sections of the newspaper. In fact, around 80 percent of jobs are found through networking. The Career Center offers resources to help you create your network.

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Professional Dress

Your resume should be a tailored document that highlights your education, work experience and skills. It should provide a summary of your qualifications for a job, internship, scholarship, assistantship, co-op, or other position. Think of it as a personal brochure that markets you! The Career Center offers resume and cover letter writing classes and consultations, as well as interviewing skills workshops that will help you develop your brand.

Thanks to a partnership with Resume Target, a professional resume writing service, Hinds Community College is pleased to offer access to career-related information and resume templates. To gain access, login to your College Central Account.

Interview Preparation

Interviews allow employers to assess you as a complete person, rather than just your qualifications on the printed page. Employers want to gauge whether or not you would be a good “fit” for their organization. This is also an opportunity for you to find out the same thing about the employer. Most employers consider the interview to be the most important part of the hiring decision. Come to the Career Center to see how you can begin preparing for your interviews. We will conduct mock interviews with industry professionals or if you prefer, you can schedule a one on one consultation.

On-Campus Interviews & Job Fairs

The Career Center brings employers to campus to interview students. The center staff has strategically recruited employers that have open positions. All students are eligible to participate in these recruiting events.

Services for Employers

There are several ways to recruit quality students here at Hinds. We have provided a list of these opportunities below. If you are interested and/ or have a question about any of these services please contact our office. We will be happy to help.

Job Fairs

We host several job fairs throughout the academic year. Each fair is customized to target specific majors and fields of study.

In-Classroom Visits

Spend time on campus visiting classes and faculty members in the majors interested in recruiting. Speak to a variety of classes in 15-20 minute increments.

Student Information Booths

A booth is set up in a common area on campus. This provides an opportunity to network and meet with students on a larger scale.

On-Campus Interviews

Conduct on-campus interviews with targeted students that are pre-screened.

On-line Jobs’ and Internship Posting

Post position openings on Career Services’ online recruiting site website, College Central. Register on the College Central website.

Faculty & Staff Services

As Hinds faculty/staff, we encourage you to utilize the services and programs offered by Career Services. We serve as your source for professional development for your students.

Contact us today to schedule a presentation and/or refer a student.

Our presentation topics include:

  • Introduction to the Job Search
  • Writing a Resume & Cover Letter
  • Interviewing 101: How to be a STAR in your interview
  • Backpack to Briefcase: What to Expect After Graduation
  • Professional is as Professional Does: A “how to” on Professional Behavior

Internships

What is an Internship?

An Internship is a full-time, paid or unpaid*, practical work experience directly related to a student’s professional interest and/or major. Internships allow students to participate in some type of work experience prior to completing their degree. Work experience in a method of understanding the job, profession or field. These experiences are intended to close the gap between school and work.

6 Reasons Why Internships Are Invaluable

  1. Apply what you learned in the classroom
  2. Discover what you do and don’t like
  3. Network with the right people
  4. Get the experience employers want
  5. Develop Your Professional Identity
  6. Transition into a full-time position

Numerous Internships are available in the program area of study as well as congressional internships and Disney internships. The most direct way for students to learn about these employment opportunities is through the Career Services Center at Hinds Community College which is located at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center on the Raymond Campus.

Students and alumni may follow Hinds Community College Career Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter to view employment opportunities, internship opportunities, upcoming job fair etc.

Other excellent sources of internships opportunities are internship databases available online and personal contacts with family and friends. Below is a list of excellent internship databases.

Students and alumni may also register and upload their resumes to our online job posting board College Central Network at College Central. This will allow them direct access to CCN. In addition to the Career Services Center can help students with cover letters, resumes, interviewing skills, and workplace expectations.