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Career Services

One of the most important decisions you will make in college is choosing the right academic program for your career goal.  To help you with this important decision, John Tyler's Career Center offers resources such as:

Career Center staff are available to help students at the following times and locations:

Chester Campus
Moyar Hall, Room 107F
804-706-5225
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Midlothian Campus
Administration Building, Room B116
804-594-1563
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Below is just a sampling of the Center’s many services for students:

Research Tools
The Career Center encourages students to explore potential careers in a number of ways, including self-assessments, internships, volunteer work, elective coursework, and career shadowing.  There are also a number of excellent online resources available to students:

College Board Online – Information on planning for college, taking tests and finding the right college

Glassdoor - A career community where past and current employees have contributed over 5 million pieces of content on salary information, company reviews, and interview questions. Glassdoor features over 300,000 companies, in all industries, as well as over 15 million job and internship postings.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Published by the US Department of Labor

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) – Job search with the Virginia Workforce Connection

Virginia Career VIEW – College and career information system

Virginia Education Wizard – Let the Wizard help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, find the college that is right for you, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to your questions about your future.

Information and Sessions
Counselors in the Career Center can also provide you with information about degree and certificate programs at John Tyler and planning your academic future.  The Center also regularly holds sessions and provides information on job entry skills, including completing applications, writing cover letters, resumes and thank-you notes, andbeing successful at interviews.

Self-Assessment Tools
Enrolled students may participate in more in-depth career assessments by completing individualized interest and personality assessments and follow-up interviews and interpretation. The Strong Interest Inventory provides a detailed interest profile based on vocational types such as artistic, social, or enterprising. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a personality inventory reporting preferences on scales such as extraversion/introversion.

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