Career Services - Nevada State College

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Email: career@nsc.edu
Phone: 702-992-2611
Location: RSC 318
(Rogers Student Center 3rd 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:

  • 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

STUDENT WALK-IN/APPOINTMENT HOURS

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.

WALK-IN HOURS

Our Fall 2018 Walk-In Hours* are:

Monday: 9 am- 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am -11 am & 1 pm – 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:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume Assistance
  • Cover Letter Assistance
  • Volunteer Search 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:

  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Career Planning
  • Internship Search Assistance
  • Interview Advice/Preparation
  • Graduate School Assistance

OVERVIEW OF RESOURCES

HANDSHAKE

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

  • View 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 handshake.nsc.edu.
  • Click on the blue NSC Login button.
  • Enter your NSHE ID# and password associated with your NSC account
  • Having issues?  Email career@nsc.edu.

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 career@nsc.edu 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

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 focus2.nsc.edu
  • 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

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?:

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.

ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT

Students looking for part-time employment on-campus can find open positions at jobs.nsc.edu. 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 which the student worker position and campus department.

FIRST DESTINATION SURVEY

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 handshake.nsc.edu
  • 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."

EMPLOYER RESOURCES

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 Coordinator of Employer Relations and Career Advising, Issy Graham, at 702-992-2606 or via email at issy.graham@nsc.edu.

POST YOUR JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS TO HANDSHAKE

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 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 career@nsc.edu 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.

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