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Career Center

The Career Center is home to a variety of support functions for Midland College students. Here, you will find services that are peripheral to instruction.

Get help defining your career and educational interest, assistance with and support of your studies toward that defined interest, and help to find a job that works around your school schedule.

 

 

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Services Provided

The Career Center posts jobs that employers interested in hiring Midland College students want posted, on boards across campus. These are both full and part time jobs located in the Midland/Odessa area.

Students can also visit www.collegecentral.com/midland to view and apply for jobs employers have posted online. Students may upload their resumes for employers to view through College Central.

Eligibility

Federal Work-Study jobs are available in different departments on campus. A student must apply for FAFSA, qualify for Federal Work-Study, and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in order to apply. Work-Study jobs are only available in the Fall and Spring of each school year.

Financial Aid will send eligible students an award letter stating the amount of Work-Study granted to the student. Work-Study enables students to work on campus up to 15 hours a week, depending on eligibility, at $9.20 per hour. Limited positions are available and an interview does not guarantee employment. A potential employee must agree to a background check; employment is contingent upon a clear background check.

Applying for a Work-Study Position

  • Submit your award letter, with the approval stamp from the Financial Aid office, and a copy of your school schedule to the Career Center.

  • Complete a Criminal History Record Release form at the MC Human Resource (HR) Office, Pevehouse Administration Building, Room 100. 

  • Visit the Career Center to complete the “Student Work Policies and Contract” form. 

    Work-Study Policies and Contract (pdf)
  • All original paperwork (application, award letter, schedule) must stay in the Career Center.
  • The Career Center maintains the list of Work-Study positions and matches the student with the position(s) they best qualify for, but it is up to the student to contact the department(s) and schedule an interview.

Interview

  • Students should dress appropriately and arrive promptly for all interviews.

  • On the day of the interview, visit the Career Center first for a copy of their application and schedule to take to the interview.

  • Departments may choose to contact the student directly after reviewing the application, so students should check messages frequently and return calls as soon as possible.

    Helpful Tip:
      Be sure to get the caller’s full name and phone number

Getting the Job

  • If offered a position after the interview, return to the Career Center for the original application and forms. 

  • Personnel Status Form (PSF): The hiring department will sign your application, and issue a PSF with HR. Both the student and the hiring supervisor will sign the “Work-Study Policies and Contract” form.

  • Return the "Work Study Policies and Contract" form to the Career Center for the “Final Approval" signature.

  • The student must submit all paperwork to the HR Office and sign the PSF and any other required forms.

  • Students may not begin work until all paperwork is complete and the HR Office issues a form of completion (Blue Slip). The Blue Slip must be taken to the supervisor.

Career Assessment

Career assessment is a way to learn more about how well a variety of careers might suit you.

Each assessment focuses on a specific area, such as skills, interests, or values. Typically, an assessment asks you to answer questions about what your likes, dislikes, what is important to you, and your strengths.

No appointment necessary.

Career Advising & Research

Career advising appointments may be made after completing the online assessment.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact the Career Center for an appointment with our staff to review your resume.

What to Bring

Bring the following materials/information to your Career Center appointment:

  • Employment History - employers, dates, responsibilities
  • Education - schools/seminars/workshops attended
  • Special Skills - foreign languages, for example
  • References - be sure to check with them before you list them
  • Anything Else You Think Might Help Your Job Search

Resume templates are available in the Career Center, and our computers may be used to create and print resumes.

The Career Center offers a variety of programs with information and tips on where to search for jobs, how to interview, proper business attire and office etiquette. 

Job Search Guidance

Visit with us at the Career Center, and we will help navigate job listings and online job-search resources.

Job Readiness Workshops

Offered during the school year, sometimes with free lunch included, these workshops are a great opportunity for students to learn how to write a resume, prepare for an interview, and learn how the hiring process works. The workshops are offered free-of-charge.

Helpful Links


Career One Stop

Career exploration training and jobs, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

CareerOneStop 


COLLEGE CENTRAL

Local job postings and services for students, alumni, and employers for Midland College students and alumni, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

College Central 


Monster Jobs

Global online employment solution for people seeking jobs, and employers who need people.

Monster Jobs


O*NET OnLine

Detailed descriptions of the world of work for job seekers, students, researchers and more.

O*NET OnLine

 


Texas Career Check

From the Texas Workforce Commission, an exploration tool built for students to research different careers and schools.

Texas Career Check


Texas Reality Check

Also from the Texas Workforce Commission, a resource to show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn in order to pay those expenses.

Texas Reality Check


USAJOBS

Explore career paths with the federal government on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website.

USAJOBS

 

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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