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PCC CAREER SERVICES NEWS


 
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Career Services' mission is to help prospective and current students as well as alumni to explore major and career choices, create connections with job and internship opportunities, and build a plan to prepare for your future.
Come see us early and often!
Drop by our virtual help desk in MyPCC during open hours
Students: request a virtual or phone appointment
Faculty: invite career services to speak to your class
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Check out Career Services' Live Webinars for Winter Term.

Register TODAY! 

Career Services' LIVE WEBINAR OFFERINGS! 
 
Want to learn more about how to choose your major/career? What about understanding where the jobs are? Need support during your job search process? Want free money to help pay for school (scholarships)? We've got you covered!

Upcoming Webinars:

Transferring to a Four Year University
Wednesday, January 19 at 10:00 am: Register here

Money$ for College
Thursday, January  20 at 2:00pm: Register here

Resume Basics
Friday, January  21 at 10:00am: Register here

Networking Basics
Tuesday, January 25 at 2:00 pm: Register here

Career Planning 102: Where Will the Jobs Be?
Wednesday, January 26 at 1:30pm: Register here

Career Planning 101: Choosing Your Major
Thursday, January 27 at 2:00pm: Register here

Why is LinkedIn so Important?
Monday, January 31 at 3:00 pm: Register here

All of the PCC community is welcome at these events.

SCHOLARSHIP SEASON IS HERE!
It's not too late! Apply for a scholarship and get that free $$$!
 
The PCC Foundation Scholarship: DEADLINE - February 1 at 11:59pm
The PCC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships every year to students who may not otherwise be able to afford an education. APPLY HERE 

The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship: DEADLINE - March 1 at 5pm 
The Ford Family Foundation is one of Oregon's largest private scholarship foundations. For those of you new to this scholarship, it's been around since 1994 and award up to $40,000 a year per student.  APPLY HERE

OSAC - DEADLINE March 1 at 5pm 
OSAC offers $10 Million in scholarships with one easy application.  Early Bird Deadline - 2/15 at 5pm *Submit by this date to be entered into a drawing to win an extra $1000 scholarship! APPLY HERE
 
To better understand the scholarship process, or to find other scholarships just for you, make an appointment with Career Services or attend a Career Services scholarship webinar.


Online Scholarship Help!

Did you know the PCC Foundation offers drop-in Zoom sessions for scholarship applicants with questions about the application process?  
The Foundation’s Scholarship Officer will be accessible through 
January 2022  to assist PCC learners in strengthening their applications.

Go here to view dates and times and access Zoom Links. 

Join us to talk about how to get money for college! 
Thursday, January 20th at 2pm

 
This workshop covers many of the hot topics regarding money for college. You can learn more about: 
 
Introduction & Resources - 2:00-2:10pm
Scholarships - 2:10-3:05pm
Support Programs Panel - 3:15-3:35pm
Financial Aid - 3:35-4:00pm
Writing Scholarship Essays - 4:05-4:15pm
Career Goals - 4:15-4:30pm
Academic Plans - 4:35-4:50pm
Q&A session - 4:50-5pm

Attend all or drop in as you please.  Register here!
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Looking for a Job? 
Current HOT JOBS from Panther Works
(PCC Job Board)


Civil CAD Technician, Paradigm (Deadline 2/28/22)
Behavior Interventionist Therapist, Compassionate Therapy for Autism (Deadline 3/1/22)
Administrative Clerk, Portland Public Schools (Deadline 1/22/22)


Interested in any of the jobs above or others like it?

Activate your Panther Works account, upload your resume, and
apply for your next opportunity! 

Panther Works Job Board Tips:

  • Download the app on your phone for optimal searching
  • Upload your resume for employers to review
  • Get help with writing/updating your resume with a Career Services staff member by making an appointment through the online request form
Log into Panther Works to job search! pcc-csm.symplicity
Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program
Interested in a summer internship?!
The ELI application for 2022 is open now until January 31st.
 Apply for the Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) program! Do you identify as a student or recent graduate of color? Are you looking for an internship?

The ELI Program matches BIPOC college students and recent graduates with paid internships at top organizations throughout the Portland Metro area. Since 2016, ELI has partnered with nearly 200 companies and placed participants into 500+ internships, with many successfully transitioning into full-time roles. These opportunities provide access to a network of professionals of color, mentoring, and leadership development at the best companies and community organizations in the Portland area.

Need help with your resume or interview prep? Schedule an appointment with CS and learn more about this amazing opportunity and other internships!

Thinking about transferring?
ATTEND VIRTUAL OREGON TRANSFER DAYS 

Admissions representatives from 20+ different state and private institutions from Oregon and other parts of the U.S. will be available virtually to share information about admission processes, financial aid, housing, etc. with our transfer students. This is a great opportunity for students to meet with college representatives.

Access OTD event with the Remo Conference Platform with this link http://beav.es/JJY  

Here are a couple videos that explain the REMO program being used https://youtu.be/P01JxUBNU2Y  and https://youtu.be/O7hmoIe9Yxo

No pre-registration is required.



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Here are some resources we provide in Career Services:

Career Assessments
Major Exploration
Career Research 
College Exploration
Scholarship Resources
Job Search Assistance

 
Interested in any of these services? Contact: careerservices@pcc.edu

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