BY JACOB SCHULTE
Photo courtesy of Jacob Schulte. Inside the Career and Workforce Solutions Center at COD
College of the Desert students looking for work can visit the Cravens Multi-Purpose Room on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Career and Workforce Solutions Center (CWSC) is hosting a hospitality job fair for students to connect with businesses throughout the valley.
More than 20 employers will be present, primarily from the hospitality and tourism industry. “Students can register online at www.CODjobhub.com,” said Richard St. Juliana, director of CWSC. “Or if they want to drop by the day of the fair, all they need to do is sign in.”
Students who need help with resumes writing or want to improve their interview skills can visit the CWSC Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 a.m. in the Administration Building, rooms 5 & 6. There are many resources at the center to help students prepare for jobs and internships. It is a helpful resource for those who need help entering the workforce.
CWSC offers a wide variety of job-hunting and career-planning tools including an online resume builder, career counseling and two different personality evaluation tests to help students struggling to find the right career path. Scheduled workshops are also available free to students. Workshop subjects include tips on professional etiquette, networking with employers, job search strategies and more.
Even with the many tools and resources available to student job candidates, St. Juliana expressed the importance of preparation and self-motivation when getting ready to look for a job or career. “Put in the work today for the job you want tomorrow. Getting your resume together, applying for jobs, the hiring process, that all takes time. Even if you don’t need a job today, put in the work for when that day comes.”
Students looking for internship opportunities or job leads in other industries can inquire at CWSC at any time during operating hours, or online at www.CODjobhub.com “We have connections all over the valley,” St. Juliana said. “If a student comes to us with a specific need, we’ll be able to either point to one of our connections or help them develop their own connections.”