Career Services - Nevada State College

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Phone: 702-992-2611
Location: RSC 128
(Rogers Student Center 1st Floor)
Social Media: NSCCareer


The Career Services Center is offering virtual support services to students and alumni via Virtual Drop-In Hours and Virtual Appointments.

Virtual Career Advising Drop-In Hours

Drop-in during our weekly scheduled Zoom hours to speak with a Career Mentor - no appointment necessary!  Drop-in times are limited to 15 minutes and operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Get help with:

  • Resume/Cover Letter Assistance
  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Interview Assistance
  • Online Career Platforms: Handshake, Focus2, Big Interview and LinkedIn

Virtual Career Advising Drop-In Hours Schedule:  Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12pm-3pm

To access Virtual Drop-In Hours via Zoom, log into Handshake.  All NSC students and recent alumni already have a Handshake account. To log in:

  • Visit
  • Click on the blue NSC Login button.
  • Enter your NSHE ID# and NSC password.
  • Then click on the "Events" tab to find the event details and Zoom link.

Note: All attendees will initially enter a waiting room. If another student is already meeting with a Career Mentor, you may have to wait 5-10 minutes.  Prior to entering the meeting, you will receive a message while in the waiting room to complete an online check-in survey to verify that you are an NSC student/alumni.

Virtual Career Advising Appointments

Students and alumni can schedule a career advising appointment with a Career Services Center staff member.  Virtual appointments are via phone or video.  To schedule a phone or video advising appointment:

  • Call 702-992-2611 and leave a message. OR
  • Email

By scheduling a virtual career advising appointment, students and alumni can get assistance with:

  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Resume/Cover Letter Assistance
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Internship Search Assistance*
  • Volunteer Search Assistance
  • Interview Preparation Assistance
  • Graduate/Professional School Assistance*
  • Online Career Platforms: Handshake, Focus2, Big Interview, and LinkedIn

Services marked with an asterisk (*) are only offered for virtual career advising appointments; these services are not available during virtual drop-in hours.

Big Interview 

Learn and practice your interview skills with Big Interview!  Big Interview is an online interview preparation system that combines training AND mock interview practice to help improve interview skills and build confidence.

To create a Big Interview account:

  • Go to and click on “Register.”
  • Enter your name, email address, and password.
  • Use Organization Code: Scorpion1300
  • Click “Create My Account.” A new page will appear.
  • Click Login and enter your credentials. (Remember your credentials for future reference.)

For more information about Big Interview, watch this 1-minute introductory video here.

You can also watch additional introductory videos here.

Career Resources During COVID-19

Review the resources below related to work and job search resources during this unprecedented time.  (Note these resources, plus more, can also be found on Handshake in the Resource Library section.)

NSC's Career Fair Employer List - Hiring vs. Not Hiring - this resource lists the hiring status of local employers who were registered to attend the spring career fair.

Work Opportunities During COVID-19 - a resource of local employment and remote job opportunities.

Job Search Resources During COVID-19 - a resource listing job search strategies and helpful online resources.

Job Search Safety Tips: Avoiding Job Scams - a resource to learn about job search safety tips and common red flags of fraudulent job postings.

Email correspondence is a very common form of communication in the job search, the workplace, and in a college environment.  When contacting employers, work colleagues, and/or faculty/staff, it is very important to use proper email etiquette as impressions will be formed based on the email you write.  Review this Email Etiquette resource to ensure you make a good, professional impression!

The Career Services Center provides assistance to currently enrolled students and alumni with the career exploration and planning process.  From career advising walk-in visits and appointments to career development workshops, students are encourage to explore, prepare and invest in their career goals. Services offered by the Career Services Center include:

  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Career Planning
  • Resume Assistance
  • Cover Letter Assistance
  • Volunteer Search Assistance
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Internship Search Assistance
  • Interview Preparation
  • Graduate School Assistance
  • Assistance with our online career platforms, including:
    • Handshake Assistance
    • Focus2 Assistance
    • Standout Assistance
    • LinkedIn Assistance


Students and alumni can receive free career advising assistance during our Walk-In Hours and/or by scheduling an appointment.  Note that Walk-In Hours vary from semester to semester.  Normal Office Hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.


Due to COVID-19, Walk-In Hours have been cancelled.

Our Spring 2020 Walk-In Hours* are:

Monday: 9 am- 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm

Thursday: 9 am – 3:30 pm

Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

*Schedule can be subject to change.

During Walk-In Hours, students can get assistance with:

  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Resume Assistance
  • Cover Letter Assistance
  • Job Search Assistance (i.e. on-campus employment, off-campus employment, etc.)
  • Volunteer Search Assistance
  • Interview Assistance
  • Assistance with our online career platforms, including:
    • Handshake Assistance
    • Focus2 Assistance
    • StandOut Assistance
    • LinkedIn Assistance

Please call to schedule an appointment for assistance with:

  • Internship Search Assistance
  • Mock Interview
  • Graduate School Assistance



The Career Services Center offers its students and alumni a modern career development platform called Handshake. Through Handshake, students can:

  • Find and apply to on-campus student worker positions
  • Apply to local and national job and internship positions, personalized based on your major and interests
  • Connect and interact with recruiting employers and build your career community
  • Learn about and register for local and on-campus career fairs and networking events
  • Explore the Resource Library to find online career-related resources and handouts pertaining to career/major exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and more
  • View a personalized news feed containing the latest information and career events from NSC Career Services Center and your favorite employers you follow
  • View our Handshake Student User Guide and/or our NSC Career Services YouTube channel to help you get started!

Handshake Log-In Instructions

Only current NSC students and alumni have access to Handshake. (Past students who attended NSC but did not graduate cannot gain access to Handshake.)

Handshake - Current Student Log-In

All current NSC students already have a Handshake account created – you just need to log in the first time to activate it! To log in:

  • Visit
  • Click on the blue NSC Login button.
  • Enter your NSHE ID# and password associated with your NSC account
  • Having issues?  Email

Handshake – Alumni Log-In

If you are an NSC alumni (who graduated prior to May 2017) and would like to request access to Handshake,

  • Email to request access.  Make sure to include your NSHE ID#, the month/year you graduated from Nevada State College, and your degree earned.

Handshake’s Resource Tool

Nevada State College offers a variety of online career resources, which can all be found on Handshake’s Resources section. These free resources include:

  • Focus2: NSC's online major/career exploration and planning tool, offering free self-assessments and career education resources
  • What Can I Do With This Major?: What Can I Do With This Major? is a helpful major exploration tool that can help connect academic majors to career paths.  Learn about the types of employers that hire individuals pursuing each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
  • Occupational Outlook: Occupational Outlook Handbook is the U.S. government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations.  Gather career information such as job descriptions, educational requirements, salary ranges, and employment outlook.
  • O*Net Occupational Information Network: The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations. The Occupational Information Database also provides valuable assessment and career exploration tools for students looking to find or change careers.
  • Glassdoor: Glassdoor gives you the inside scoop on companies with anonymous employee reviews, salary and interview insight, and more. Glassdoor also hosts its own job board.
  • Buzzfile: Buzzfile is a comprehensive employers-by-major resource available to colleges and universities. Students can discover, research, and locate thousands of potential employers based on the student's college majors.
  • StandOut:  StandOut is a free online interview preparation resource, offering video mock interviewing practice and interview tips.
  • Online Career Handouts: The Career Services Center has created multiple career handouts on topics such as career/major exploration, resume writing and samples, interview skills, and more.  Students can also find and view “What Can I Do with My NSC Major in…” handouts specific to their major.

To access these resources within Handshake:

  • Log into your Handshake account (see log-in instructions above).
  • On the top right corner, click on the “Career Services” drop-down menu. Then click on the “Resources” link.


Focus2 is an online major/career exploration and planning tool designed to help college students make decisions about future career goals and education plans. Focus2 provides 5 self-assessments to help you identify your top work interests, values, skills, personality type, and leisure time interests. You can also explore occupations and majors compatible with your unique results. Use Focus2 to help choose or change your major and also to verify your choice of a career field.

To Access Focus2:

  • Visit
  • Click on the “Register” button to create a new account
  • Fill out the required fields and use access code: Scorpion1300
  • Remember your username and password for future reference

Download and complete this Focus2 Worksheet.


StandOut is a free online interview preparation resource, offering video mock interviewing practice and interview tips.

To Access StandOut:


What Can I Do With This Major? is a helpful major exploration tool that can help connect academic majors to career paths. Learn about the types of employers that hire individuals pursuing each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. To access this website, visit Otherwise, you can access this resource by logging into Handshake and going to the "Resources" section.

Please note: NSC Career Services pays a subscription fee for students to access this website.  Therefore, students can only access this website from this current web page ( or via Handshake in the Resources section. Students cannot simply type the URL into a browser as the content won't be accessible to view.


Students looking for part-time employment on-campus can find open positions on Handshake at (All NSC students already have a Handshake account. Please refer to the Handshake section above for log-in instructions.) Student workers are able to work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week and work schedules will be accommodated to fit the student’s class schedule. Hourly pay varies and is dependent upon the student worker position and campus department.


The First Destination Survey is a survey required for recent graduates that provides the Career Services Center with information on what alumni are doing post-graduation. Only graduating seniors and recent NSC alumni are invited to participate in this important post-graduation outcomes survey.  There are 2 ways to access the First Destination Survey:

Option 1: Handshake Email

Open the email sent from Handshake and click "Take Survey" button at the bottom of the email.

Option 2: Log into Handshake

  • Visit
  • Click on the blue NSC login button.
  • Enter your NSHE ID# and your password associated with your NSC portal account.
  • Once logged in, click on the "Career Center" drop down in the top right corner and select "First Destination Survey."


The Career Services Center encourages employers to connect with the campus via advertising internship and job opportunities, hosting on-campus company information sessions and on-campus tabling events, and participating in professional development workshops, and career fairs and events for our students and alumni.

For specific employer recruitment inquiries, please contact our Administrative Assistant, LeLycia Henderson, at 702-992-2611 or via email at

For employer inquiries regarding internships, please contact our Internship Manager, Noelle Garcia, at 702-992-2608 or via email at


Employers - please post your job/internship opportunities to our FREE modern college recruiting management platform - Handshake – which is accessible to our 4,200+ students and alumni.  Handshake is where students and alumni first look when searching for job and internship opportunities, so posting to this online platform is beneficial. Once you create a Handshake Employer Account and connect to our school, you will also be added to our employer database and receive communication on upcoming recruitment events on campus.

Through Handshake, employers and their staff can:

  • Post vacancies for full-time positions, part-time positions, and internship opportunities
  • Advertise hiring and recruitment events
  • Manage ALL college campus recruiting efforts with Handshake at no cost (Handshake works with 600+ colleges and universities across the country; UNR also uses Handshake, as well as the 3 state schools in Arizona)
  • Handle college recruiting needs via a mobile experience – update job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake’s responsive design
  • View and register for upcoming NSC Career Fairs and events
  • View students’ public Handshake profiles and message them within the platform

If you are a new employer to the system, you will need to register as a new user and then create a new job posting at (Please read and review this Handshake Employer User Guide to get started.) The process should only take 5-10 minutes to complete.  Once you create a new Handshake Employer Account and connect with our school, please inform us via email at so that we can expedite the review and pending approval request from your organization. Once your posting is approved and activated on Handshake, NSC Career Services can also highlight your posting by advertising via other means such as our social media accounts, monthly newsletter, and sharing with relevant students and professors.

Should you need assistance navigating Handshake, please refer to Handshake Support Center (this site offers helpful 2-minute training videos and articles with screenshots) at

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