The Career Pathways Initiative at Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus is helping prepare students to find a job after graduation.
The employment and economic development program hosted the first workshop in their Ready, Set, Graduate series on Friday, March 12.
The series is designed to help students organize their job search, identify their strengths, develop a resume, and sell their skills in an interview.
As part of the program, students have access to an interactive web-based program that allows them to practice interviewing with hiring professionals via a webcam. The software also provides video interview coaching.
Speakers during the workshop included Brittany Brunson, career support services facilitator for Career Pathways, and Thomas McCloria, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and Governor’s Dislocated Worker Task Force.
“Our partnership with the local Department of Workforce Services is invaluable to our students and campus. Mr. McCloria’s expertise and interactive style of coaching manages to be fun while demonstrating to students that they still have a lot of work to do before they’re ready to compete successfully in the job market,” said Tara Johnson, director of Career Pathways.
Additional workshops in the series are scheduled for later this semester and include searching for a job, creating a resume and building a resume.
Arkansas Tech University’s – Ozark Campus will also be hosting two job fairs in April.