Career Services at the James Kerney Campus
Located in room 150 on the first floor of the CC Building, the Career Center offers a complete range of career development resources and counseling to the wider community of students on the Trenton Campus of Mercer County Community College.
Resources and Services
- Four state-of-the-art computers as well as training videos and a career library to support research, inquiries, and applications;
- Leads to full-time and part-time jobs;
- Step-by-step information and advice about jobs and educational advancement; and
- Individualized mentoring and coaching.
Students and Alumni Welcomed
The Center serves more than 50 students per month who are enrolled in the Community Education and Training programs as well as students who are seeking their associate degree. Alumni also are invited to take advantage of the Career Center's services. Students are seeking post-secondary skills, opportunities in training education, or employment. Clients may:
- Take online or hard-copy interest, value and/or ability inventories to discover potential career paths that best fit their interests. Staff members evaluate results and share advice with clients;
- Use library and online resources to explore various job titles, the duties they entail, job outlook over the next several years, salary ranges, and pros and cons of particular jobs;
- Take advantage of the latest career tools provided by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, including NJ Can and Jobs4Jersey. Clients connect career paths to institutions of higher learning which offer degrees or training in particular fields. GED clients can find information on approved training that qualifies for Individual Training Assistance support from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and
- Develop such "soft" job-seeking skills as conflict resolution, personal presentation, interviewing, effective communication, and applicant etiquette.
Seminars, Workshops, Instruction
Each Friday, half-day seminars are presented by Center staff, MCCC staff members, or guest speakers. Focused and timely topics include resume writing, setting SMART goals, note taking, and dressing for success. Guest speakers include area business professionals, government officials, or entrepreneurs who work in the fields of healthcare, business, hospitality, and finance.
To prepare for employment, students also can attend:
- free workshops on job search techniques;
- coaching sessions on personal presentation and interviewing skills; and
- instruction and practice for resume and cover letter writing, completion of online and hard-copy applications, and follow-up communication.
How to Contact Us
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