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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 offers resources such as:

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

Chester Campus
Moyar Hall, Room 107L
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Career/Internship Coach
Moyar Hall, Room 112C
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Midlothian Campus
T Building, Room T115
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Job Board

College Central
 – John Tyler uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service.  Search over 500,000 job opportunities, including local full-time positions, part-time positions, summer jobs and internships.  Access resume building resources and internships opportunities.  Upload your resume and make it searchable to local employers.  Create an account by entering your John Tyler Student ID and creating a password.​

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, and being 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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