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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a time to visit. The clothing is free and yours to keep.
Financial Balance Webinar: How to Budget for Success
Tuesday, January 26, 12:30–1:30 pm
Fort Lee Federal Credit Union hosts a free webinar for Tyler students. Learn how to define your financial goals, plan, take action, and avoid pitfalls Register Here
Work It Wednesday: United States Secret Service Information Session
Wednesday, January 27, 12:30–1:30 pm
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. Register Here. You can register up to an hour before the session begins. Learn more about their career opportunities.
Work It Wednesday: United States Census Bureau Information Session
Wednesday, February 3, 12:30–1:15 pm.
Learn more about part-time job opportunities at the Census and the upcoming American Housing Survey Register Here
Make a Resume & Cover Letter Drop-Ins
Tuesday, February 16, 9 am–12 pm and 1–5 pm
Create or update a resume or cover letter with guidance from the Career and Internship Coordinator. No appointment needed. First come, first served. Join anytime from 9 am–12 pm and 1–5 pm here.
Virtual Part-Time Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 10, 11am–1pm
Connect with 15 local organizations virtually to learn more about their part-time job and internship openings. Each company will have a video link that will allow you to talk to them directly. You can join the fair anytime from 11 am–1 pm. Register Here. You will receive the link to join the fair the morning of February 10.
Alumni Advice: Longwood University
Wednesday, February 17, 11–11:45 am
Money’s Not Free: How Credit and Loans Work
Thursday, February 18, 12:30–1:30 pm
Virginia Credit Union will host a webinar on how to use debt to build wealth. This session covers how to get approved for different types of loans and how to build a strong credit score. Free for Tyler students! Register Here
LinkedIn is Not an Option: How to Build Your LinkedIn Profile Workshops
Tuesday, March 2, 10 am, 12:30 pm, 4 pm (45-minute sessions)
Join a group, 45-minute Zoom workshop at 10 am, 12:30 pm, or 4 pm to learn how to start your LinkedIn account. Join here
Alumni Advice: James Madison University
Wednesday, March 17, 12:30–1:15 pm
May Graduates Resume Review Drop-Ins
Tuesday, March 30, 9 am–12 pm and 1–5 pm
May graduates are encouraged to drop-in virtually to meet with the Career and Internship Coordinator to update or create their resume. No appointment needed. First come, first served. Join anytime from 9 am–12 pm or 1–5 pm here.
Alumni Advice: Virginia Commonwealth University
Wednesday, March 31, 12:30–1:15 pm
Oh! The Places You'll Go: Job Search Help for May Graduates Workshops
Tuesday, April 6 10 am, 1 pm, or 4 pm (30-minute sessions)
Congratulations on finishing up your final semester at Tyler! Join a group, 30-minute Zoom workshop at 10 am, 1 pm, or 4 pm to learn how to start your job search. Join here If you’d rather have a one-on-one meeting to discuss your job search, please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.