Student resources

Welcome to MCLA Career Services. We’re here to help connect you with internships, graduate school opportunities, life-planning, and meaningful employment. Services provided include the following:

  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Guidance with career searches and self-discovery
  • Mock interviews
  • Assistance with graduate school searches and applications
  • Support with internship applications and resources
  • Events to connect students to employers, such as career fairs and the Career Kick-Start Program.
  • Resources to locate employment opportunities, such as Handshake and the MCLA Career Services Facebook page.

UPCOMING CAREER SERVICES EVENTS

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MCLA CAREER SERVICES FALL 2022 CALENDAR

  • Wednesday, September 14: Career Preparation Workshop (first-year students only)
    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    This workshop is for first-year students only. It will cover all aspects of proper career preparation including use of the ONET* Interest Profiler, Handshake, effective resumé and cover letter development, successful interviewing tips and techniques, job shadowing, and internships.

  • Friday, September 16: Career Preparation Workshop
    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    This workshop will cover all aspects of proper career preparation including use of the ONET* Interest Profiler, Handshake, effective resume and cover letter development, successful interviewing tips and techniques, job shadowing, and internships.

  • Thursday, September 22: Resumé/Cover Letter Workshop
    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    This workshop will focus on how to build an effective resumé and cover letter. Helpful tips will be provided, and sample resumés will be reviewed. 

  • Thursday, September 29: Interviewing Skills Workshop
    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    This workshop will include valuable information required for a successful job interview experience. Everything from proper attire to telephone and virtual interviewing, to sample questions will be among the topics for discussion.

     

  • Tuesday, October 4: Interviewing Skills Workshop
    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    This workshop will include valuable information required for a successful job interview experience. Everything from proper attire to telephone and virtual interviewing, to sample questions will be among the topics for discussion.

  • Thursday, October 6: Internship Workshop

    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    Learning how to reap all the benefits and rewards from a successful internship is quite important and is often overlooked. This workshop will cover important topics including internship requirements, how to apply for an internship, prospective internship placements and resources, and how to get the most out of the experience.

  • Tuesday, October 11: Internship Workshop
    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    Learning how to reap all the rewards and benefits from a successful internship is quite important and is often overlooked. This workshop will cover important topics including internship requirements, how to apply for an internship, prospective internship placements and resources, and how to get the most out of the experience.

  •  Thursday, October 20: MCLA Virtual Career & Internship Fair 
    Time: 11:00-2:00      Location: Virtual (Handshake)
    The fall 2022 MCLA Career & Internship Fair, conducted on Handshake, is a tremendous opportunity to connect and network with employers and recruiters, both locally and nationally. Take full advantage of employment and internship opportunities by participating in this event.

  • Wednesday, November 9: Resumé/Cover Letter Workshop
    Time: 2:00-3:00      Location: Career Center (Bowman Hall 217)
    This workshop will focus on how to build an effective resumé and cover letter. Helpful tips will be provided, and sample resumés will be reviewed. 

Upcoming Employer Visits

Prior Recorded Events

 CLICK HERE
to view the most recent Alumni Career Panel event "Job Searching in a Recession." Also posted on the MCLA Career Services Facebook Page!

CLICK HERE
to view the most recent Alumni Career Panel event "Nailing the Zoom Interview and More".  Also posted on the MCLA Career Services Facebook Page!


Student Employment

Many MCLA students are awarded work study funds in their financial aid package.  If you have a question about your workstudy award, please connect with Student Financial Services and they can confirm your award.

There are also many jobs available for non-work study students.  A list of all openings can be found here. Please see Human Resources for all of the necessary documentation to begin working at MCLA.


First Year CURRICULUM 

MCLA Career Services recognizes how important it is to start your professional development journey early.  From orientation onward, you will engage in a comprehensive career-planning curriculum. 

First, you will engage in self-discovery, via the O*NET Interest Profiler  O*Net provides you with a blueprint for the future.  It matches you with a three letter code.  The O*NET  Interest Profiler will then share presentations related to a variety of career options best suited for you, based on your results.  This will help you to learn more about yourself as an individual, while also learning more about the career paths you may wish to pursue.

It is the goal of MCLA Career Services to help you create a path by which you engage in personal and professional development. You can accomplish this by continued engagement with Career Services during your time at MCLA.  A comprehensive approach is extremely important and we encourage you to begin your career exploration as a freshman.

Check out our sample cover letter and resumes, tailored to the MCLA Experience.

Sample Cover Letter

Sample Resume One

Sample Resume Two


Sophomore & junior Year curriculum

As sophomores and juniors, MCLA Career Services strongly recommends that you enroll in at least one internship.  It is important to adhere to workplace etiquette, and be sure you are aware of the rules and regulations set forth by your employer. Appropriate attire is also an important consideration for any internship experience. Please consult with your community-based supervisor regarding these matters prior to beginning any internship experience.

If you are considering graduate school, please visit the MCLA Career Services for a variety of graduate school resources.

Networking is also extremely important. During your time at MCLA, you will have many opportunities to meet with employers through various Career Services events. Please take advantage of these opportunities and begin to network as early as possible in your college career. 


Senior Year CURRICULUM

As seniors and alumni, we encourage you to take advantage of various resources, including: resume/cover letter review, mock interviews,graduate school application support, networking opportunities, and much more


career services resource Library

Please see the resource library below for information on the following:

Building a Successful Cover Letter Developing an Effective Resumé
Preparing the Interview
Resources for Employment and Internship Opportunities
How to Write a Cover Letter in 2022 How to Make a Resume in 2022 How to Make a Great Impression: 21 Job Interview Tips Handshake
How to Write a Cover Letter with Steps, Examples and Tips How to Make a Resume with Examples Tips for Great Job Interviews MCLA Career Services Facebook Page
Hot to Write a Cover Letter for a Job in 2022 How to Make a Resume: Step by Step Interview Tips Television Monitor in Bowman Hall
How to Write a Standout Cover Letter How to Make a Standout Resume Interview Advice Linkedin