Location: RSC 128
(Rogers Student Center 1st Floor)
Social Media: NSCCareer
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:
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.
Our Fall 2019 Walk-In Hours* are:
Monday: 9 am- 5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 3 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
*Schedule can be subject to change.
During Walk-In Hours, students can get assistance with:
Please call to schedule an appointment for assistance with:
The Career Services Center offers its students and alumni a modern career development platform called Handshake. Through Handshake, students can:
Only current NSC students and alumni have access to Handshake. (Past students who attended NSC but did not graduate cannot gain access to Handshake.)
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:
If you are an NSC alumni (who graduated prior to May 2017) and would like to request access to Handshake,
Nevada State College offers a variety of online career resources, which can all be found on Handshake’s Resources section. These free resources include:
To access these resources within Handshake:
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.
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 www.whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major. 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 (www.nsc.edu/career) 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 handshake.nsc.edu. (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:
Open the email sent from Handshake and click "Take Survey" button at the bottom of the email.
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 Internship Manager, Noelle Garcia, at 702-992-2608 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 https://nsc.joinhandshake.com. (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 email@example.com 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 support.joinhandshake.com.