Career Services Center | Nevada State College

Career Services Center

This webpage will be undergoing maintenance Academic Year 2022-2023.

Services Available for Current Students

When you make an appointment or attend an event, Career Services can assist you with every point of your career journey including:

  • Exploration: Exploring Careers, Exploring Nevada State Majors
  • Application Material Review: Resumes/CV, Cover Letters, Reference Pages
  • Interviewing Skills: Best Interview Practices, Mock/Simulation Interviews with Real-Time Feedback
  • Job Searching: Where to find positions (Handshake & LinkedIn), on-campus job search
  • Reviewing/Negotiating Jobs: Reviewing benefits packages, negotiating salary/perks
  • General Career Finances: Understanding how to budget with your salary/income, understanding your loan payments with your salary/income (for specific questions on paying back student loans, please speak to the Financial Aid Office)
  • Hands-On Learning: Searching & Applying for Internships & Volunteer roles
  • Grad / Pre-Professional School: Reviewing and comparing programs, understanding program prerequisites, how to get letters of recommendation
  • and more! Just let us know what we can help you with.

Come See Us!

Career Services Winter Hours

*At this time we do not accept drop-ins due to staff capacity. Please also be aware that during busy times our appointments may book out 1-2 weeks in advance.

Appointments can be made via zoom or in-person in RSC 128 (down hallway across from bookstore) depending on staff availability.

  • Dec 5th – 16th Mon/Fri 9am-5pm, Tu/Wed/Thurs 9am-6pm
  • Dec 19th – 30th Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
  • Jan 3rd – 13th Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • *Office is closed on holiday observances Dec 26 and Jan 2

New Appointment Scheduling Platform

The CSC now uses Penji for appointment scheduling along with The Writing Center and Academic Success Center (tutoring). All NSC students already have an account through their NSHE ID.  If you prefer to make appointments on your cell phone, Penji also has an app that is free to download on Google Play or Apple Store! Click here for student user Penji FAQs.

Appointment Attendance Policy

The CSC does have an attendance policy for appointments. If you have an appointment but need to reschedule or cancel,  call our office at (702) 992-2611 or email career@nsc.edu before the appointment has started if possible.

Student Responsibilities

When utilizing CSC services and attending events hosted by CSC, students are expected to:

  1. Understand that career advising is reciprocal; you get out what you put in.
  2. Understand that Career Advisors cannot make decisions for you. They can provide guidance on career-related choices, but it is ultimately up to you to make decisions regarding your career journey.
  3. Understand that Career Advisors are not here to “make” any materials for you. They provide instruction and guidance on how to construct resumes, cover letters, reference pages, and more utilizing best practices, but you are required to create these documents yourself. Asking a Career Advisor to “write your resume for you” is plagiarism.

Spring 2023 Events

Coming soon.

To RSVP or learn more, go to Scorpion Central at beengaged.nsc.edu and log in with your student credentials.

On Demand Resources

For many on-demand resources including handouts and worksheets on resumes, cover letters, internships, grad school and more you can navigate to our Outlook Sharepoint. From there, you can view, download and save resources to your own device!

In addition to handouts and worksheets, students also have access to the following virtual platforms at any time:

Interview Practice – 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 access go to biginterview.nsc.edu. If you are a first time user:

  • Click on Register
  • Enter your name, email address and password (we suggest using your student email and NSC password)
  • Enter organization code: Scorpion1300
  • Click Create My Account 
  • A new page will open and you will click Login then enter the email and password you used to create the account

Online Job Board for College Students – Handshake

Handshake is NSC’s online internship and job board for students. All students already have an account with Handshake! To access go to handshake.nsc.edu.

  • To log on, go to handshake.nsc.edu, click NSC Login
  • Enter your NSHE ID# and NSC password associated with your student accounts

Major & Career Assessments – Focus2

Focus2 is an online major/career exploration and planning tool. To access go to focus2.nsc.edu. If you are a first time user:

  • Click on Register
  • Enter your name, email address, a username and password (we suggest using your student email and NSC password)
  • Enter access code: Scorpion1300
  • When all fields are filled out, click Continue to finish your account registration

Identity-Based Career Resources

Undocumented Students (with or without DACA/TPS)

Justice-Impacted Students

Coming soon

First – Generation Students

Coming soon

LGBTQIA+ Students

Coming soon

Services Available for Nevada State Alumni

Alumni of Nevada State have access to the Career Services Center for life! We can support you with many aspects of your career journey. Here are the current services we are offering to alumni:

  • Exploration: Exploring careers, exploring a career change
  • Application Material Review: Resumes/CV, cover letters, references
  • Interviewing Skills: Best interview practices, mock/simulation interviews with real-time feedback
  • Job Searching: Where to find positions (Handshake & LinkedIn)
  • General Career Finances: Understanding how to budget with your salary/income
  • Reviewing/Negotiating Jobs: Reviewing benefits packages, negotiating salary/perks
  • Grad / Pre-Professional School: Reviewing and comparing programs, understanding program prerequisites, how to get letters of recommendation

Alumni also have access to attend large-scale events hosted by Career Services including our annual Grad School Fair (Fall) and Career Fair (Spring).

Come See Us!

Career Services Winter Hours

*At this time we do not accept drop-ins due to staff capacity. Please also be aware that during busy times our appointments may book out 1-2 weeks in advance.

Appointments can be made via zoom or in-person in RSC 128 (down hallway across from bookstore) depending on staff availability.

  • Dec 5th – 16th Mon/Fri 9am-5pm, Tu/Wed/Thurs 9am-6pm
  • Dec 19th – 30th Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
  • Jan 3rd – 13th Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • *Office is closed on holiday observances Dec 26 and Jan 2

Trouble Scheduling?

The CSC now uses the scheduling system Penji, which requires a single sign-on (SSO) login. To login, you will need to provide your NSC student email and password associated with your student account. If you cannot remember your NSC credentials, please contact our office at (702) 992-2611 or email career@nsc.edu and we will assist you in setting up an appointment.

Appointment Attendance Policy

The CSC does have an attendance policy for appointments. If you have an appointment but need to reschedule or cancel,  call our office at (702) 992-2611 or email career@nsc.edu before the appointment has started if possible.

Alumni Responsibilities

When utilizing CSC services and attending events hosted by CSC, alumni are expected to:

  1. Understand that career advising is reciprocal; you get out what you put in.
  2. Understand that Career Advisors cannot make decisions for you. They can provide guidance on career-related choices, but it is ultimately up to you to make decisions regarding your career journey.
  3. Understand that Career Advisors are not here to “make” any materials for you. They provide instruction and guidance on how to construct resumes, cover letters, reference pages, and more utilizing best practices, but you are required to create these documents yourself. Asking a Career Advisor to “write your resume for you” is plagiarism.

Employer and Community Partners

Welcome! Nevada State’s Career Services Center looks forward to assisting you in connecting with students, developing branding efforts, and recruiting on campus. There are a variety of ways to help your organization stand out and gain the attention of our students. If you are interested in connecting with Nevada State students, please read our Nevada State Recruiting Guidelines.

All guidelines are subject to change at Nevada State Career Services Center’s discretion. Privileges for recruiting at Nevada State may be revoked at any time if the Career Services Center feels that any illegal or inappropriate actions are taken from an organization or if an organization no longer follows our recruiting guidelines.

Benefits of engaging with students through Career Services:

  • Increase visibility of job/internship opportunities
  • Build long-term brand awareness
  • Connect with eager individuals looking to showcase their talents
  • Build student and faculty/staff campus networks
  • Recruit individuals with fresh knowledge and skills

Engagement Opportunities

Tabling in Student Center

Attending Career Fair(s)

Offering Full-Time & Part-Time Job Opportunities

Offering Experiential Learning: Internships, Micro-Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering, Connecting or Sponsoring Student Clubs/Orgs

Working with Faculty on Classroom Projects/Presentations

Get Featured in CSC’s Monthly Newsletter to Students

Get Featured on CSC’s Social Media Pages

Sponsoring the Career Services Center

Giving to Nevada State Foundation Scholarships

Please contact the Career Services Center at (702) 992-2611 or email career@nsc.edu for more information on how to connect with our students.

More information coming AY23.

Mission

The Career Services Center works to educate and support current students and alumnx in navigating their career development journey by providing curated resources, programming and advising. As a state institution of higher education, we prepare the new majority of students for career success and economic mobility to support the needs of the Nevada workforce and be able to give back to their communities.

Values

We believe…

  1. Career development is a journey; it is a life-long process that doesn’t end at graduation.
  2. Career advising and support is a reciprocal relationship; students get out what they put in.
  3. Through utilizing our services, students will gain a better understanding of their professional skills, interests and available career pathways, thus feeling more knowledgeable about their options and more confident in their career decisions and overall career journey.
  4. All students and alumnx, regardless of immigration status, racial/ethnic identity, gender identity, etc. deserve access to equitable resources and support through our office.
  5. Any student who graduates from Nevada State has access to our career support and advising for life.
  6. Hands-on learning and professional workforce experiences reinforce the academic and professional development process by providing opportunities for direct application of skills, theories and models learned in the classroom.
  7. Career development is a collaborative effort with other campus stakeholders in order to effectively support and reinforce career competencies (NACE) both in and out of the classroom to create career-ready graduates.
  8. Fostering positive relationships with local employers and community leaders provides meaningful professional experiences and connections for students while also creating a pipeline of qualified candidates for the Southern Nevada workforce.
  9. Students who utilize our services and apply the tools and knowledge gained from career advising to their own journey can expect to be successful in the workforce upon graduation by securing gainful employment within 6 months of their graduation date.

Anti-Racist Statement

Our department recognizes that racism is pervasive in our society and that no part of it is exempt, including the systems of higher education and the workforce. While we cannot single-handedly control the actions, behaviors and opinions of the existing workforce, we can work to dismantle racist practices and beliefs within our sphere of influence. We do this by curating and tailoring career resources and services for marginalized populations that  help students navigate the challenges they may experience within our institution and in the workforce. We empower students to be change agents throughout their career journey by continuously challenging social and systemic norms within their own work cultures when they can do so safely.

We aim to provide our employer partners with the right tools to identify, discuss, and challenge racist beliefs, practices, and norms that may be present in their workplace cultures and educate on the workforce needs of the new majority so that they may become employers of choice for our Nevada State students and graduates.

Reporting & Statistics

Nevada State Graduate Statistics

 

May 2022 Graduates

Coming soon.

Meet Your Career Services Center Staff

Kaytee Johns

Interim Director

Kaytee currently serves as the Interim Director for Career Services and also supports NSC’s Internship Program and advises all students interested in pursuing internships. She has an M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration and a B.A. in Sociology/Women’s Studies. Kaytee is originally from Minnesota and has been at NSC since June 2021.

Lizbeth Vega-Santiago

Administrative Assistant

Lizbeth serves the Administrative Assistant for the Career Services Center and the Office of Student Life where she supports many core functions to help our offices run smoothly. She is an alumna of NSC ’21 with a B.A. in Deaf Studies. Lizbeth has been with NSC as a full-time employee since March ’22 and we are excited to have her with us back on campus!

LeLycia Henderson-Ray

Freshman & Sophomore Career Advisor

LeLycia “Ley”, serves as a Career Advisor and primarily works with first and second year students to provide career advising as well as helping to coordinate CSC events across campus. has her M.S. in School Counseling and B.A. in Psychology, both from San Diego State. Ley is originally from Southern California and has been at NSC since Fall 2020.

Currently Vacant

Assistant Director of Career Services & Employer Relations

Kyah King

Junior, Senior & Alumnx Career Advisor

Kyah serves as a Career Advisor and primarily works with third and fourth year students to provide career advising as well as helping to coordinate CSC events across campus. She has both an M.Ed. and an M.S. in Human Resource Management as well as a B.A. in Psychology. Kyah is originally from Illinois and has been at NSC since Jan 2022.

Currently Vacant

Career Advisor & Internship Coordinator

Office Information:

  • Location: Roger’s Student Center Suite 128 (first floor hallway across from bookstore)
  • Phone: (702) 992-2611
  • Email: career@nsc.edu
  • Operating Hours Winter 2022:
    • Dec 5th – 16th Mon/Fri 9am-5pm, Tu/Wed/Thurs 9am-6pm
    • Dec 19th – 30th Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
    • Jan 3rd – 13th Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    • Office is closed on holiday observances Dec 26 and Jan 2.
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