Career Services

It’s never too early to start thinking about life after college. After all, you can’t be a student forever! As you decide where you want to go with your future, our Career Services department will help you create an academic plan to support your dreams and goals. Beyond the classroom, we’re here to assist you with resume writing, interview skills and job opportunities.

While you're a student at Washington State Community College, it’s important that you prepare your resume, network with industry professionals, join Ohio Means Jobs, and participate in career fairs to successfully obtain gainful employment. WSCC’s Career Services Office is located conveniently in the Center for Student Success. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome. Contact us at 740.568.1913 for more information.

Choosing a Career

At Washington State Community College, we want to help you on your way to an exciting career! If you’re not sure where to begin and are undecided about your major, take a skills assessment. This test matches your abilities with a good career choice. We recommend students utilize Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ), to take skills assessments, find careers to match their personality, research degree options, and learn about internships and co-ops. OMJ can also give you important information about in demand careers throughout Ohio to help with long-term career planning.

Job Search Links
Ohio Means Jobs - A free resource for individuals looking for work in Ohio. Users can search through thousands of job openings, receive tips on how to write a good resume, and much more. USAJOBS – The Federal Government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. Facebook – WSCC Career Services is on Facebook! "Like" our page and we will inform you about: job postings, job fairs and give you job interviewing tips.  – Maintain your connection long after you graduate! Campus Job Boards – We have two job boards on campus that we regularly update with job opportunities. The first is in the Career Corner in the Center for Student Success. The second is by the vending machines near the Commons of the Main Building.
Additional Resources

OhioMeansInternships – Internships are a great way to enhance your program of study and gain soft skills. In some situations, internships can also help secure full-time employment upon graduation.

Career One Stop Resume Guide – Whether you’re creating your first resume or updating an existing one, the Career One Stop Resume Guide is a great resource for help.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Operated by the United States Department of Labor, the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides users with occupation profiles, employment projections, and other information.

Washington County Department of Job & Family Services – For FREE assistance with employment, consider contacting Washington County ODJFS. Basic services include career planning and resumes, job interviewing, and other workshops. Their free resource room provides computers, printers, telephones, fax machines, etc. Staff is available on-site to help you complete online job applications and much more! Call 740.373.5513 for more information.

Workforce WV – Residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley may benefit from some of the FREE core services at Workforce West Virginia. Resume assistance, job searching, etc. Contact the Parkersburg location at 304-420-4625 for more information.

For more information

Center for Student Success
740.568.1913