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Career Services

Services may be impacted as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Get the latest updates

 

The Office of Career Services is currently assisting students with professional development. All student services continue to be offered remotely, and students are encouraged to access these services from off campus. John Tyler Community College provides limited on-campus assistance for students who are unable to access services remotely.

Staff are available for assistance with resume and cover letter writing; looking for and applying to jobs and internships; preparing for an interview; or creating a LinkedIn profile.

Remote Assistance
Staff are available remotely by appointment Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Appointments can be made by emailing Ashley Pinney or calling 804-706-5166; it is requested that appointments be made 48 hours in advance. Phone messages and emails will receive a response within 48 hours.

In-Person Assistance
Staff are available by appointment Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Appointments can be made by emailing Ashley Pinney or calling 804-706-5166; it is requested that appointments be made 48 hours in advance. Each appointment will be 30-60 minutes, depending on the student’s needs.

Students requesting resume help should bring a hard copy or a digital copy on their computer with them to the appointment. At the Chester campus, students may also use the Professional Clothing Closet to select clothing for an interview, classroom presentation, or a job or internship.

Walk ins are not allowed due to the tightness of the space. When arriving, check in at the front desk with the student worker or with the Career and Internship Coordinator. Only one person may attend each appointment due to physical distancing measures. You must follow campus safety protocols while on campus.

 


Tyler Career Services assists students, alumni and community members in understanding their career-related interests, individual values and strengths. We guide students through picking a major and career, conducting a job or internship search, creating résumés and cover letters, building an online presence, assisting with interview preparation and career readiness, and networking/informational interviews.

We also build relationships with quality employers and connect them to Tyler talent through on-campus recruiting, career fairs and job and internship posts in our database.

If you are a student, alumnus or community member who would like to make a career advising appointment or if you are an employer who would like to engage with Tyler talent please email the Career and Internship Coordinator, Ashley Pinney.

Tyler Talent Job and Internship Database

Tyler has a new, free database called Tyler Talent where students, alumni, and community members can access part-time, full-time, and seasonal jobs and internships posted by our local employer partners. If you are a student, alumnus, access Tyler Talent. If you are a community member, you can use the New Student tab to create an account.

Professional Clothing Closet

Students and community members in need of professional apparel for a career fair, interview, or job or internship, are invited to visit the Professional Clothing Closet at the Chester campus. Email the Career and Internship Coordinator, apinney@jtcc.edu, to schedule a time to visit. The clothing is free and yours to keep.

Upcoming Events

November 18: Oh The Places You’ll Go: Career Planning for December Graduates
Are you a December graduate? If so, congratulations! Do you need assistance figuring out your next steps after Tyler? Not sure which path is right for you? Need someone to talk to about your ideas and possible plans? The Career and Internship Coordinator is here to listen to you. On Wednesday, November 18th, sign into Zoom anytime from 9-5pm to talk. Phone, video, and in-person appointments are always available if this day doesn’t work for you- email Ashley Pinney to connect.

December 1: United States Secret Service Information Session
12:30–1:30 p.m.

The U.S. Secret Service will be giving an information session about careers in IT, business, criminal justice and more. The Secret Service has offices around the country including Richmond. Please register here. You can register up to an hour before the session begins. Learn more about their career opportunities.

December 2: Financial Balance: How to Budget for Success
12–1 p.m.

Fort Lee Federal Credit Union will be holding a free workshop about creating a budget. Please register here, by 4 p.m. on December 1.

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