Location: RSC 128
Social Media: NSCCareer
Schedule an Appointment: www.calendly.com/nsccareer
The Career Services Center is offering virtual support services to students and alumni this semester. Starting Fall 2021, limited in-person drop-in hours will be available - see the "Career Advising Drop-In Hours" section below for more details.
Students and alumni can schedule a virtual career advising appointment with a Career Services Center staff member. Virtual appointments are via phone or video. Schedule a virtual career advising appointment at:
By scheduling a virtual career advising appointment, students and alumni can get assistance with:
Fall 2021 drop-in hours will start Monday, August 23. Students and alumni can visit the Career Services Center and receive career advising assistance during our drop-in hours. Drop-in sessions are first-come, first-serve; an appointment is not necessary. Our semester drop-in hours are:
During drop-in hours, students and alumni can get assistance with:
Students and alumni will not be able to get assistance with internships, mock interviews, and/or graduate school during drop-in hours as these services are appointment-only services. Students and alumni can schedule an appointment for these services at www.calendly.com/nsccareer and select the appropriate appointment type.
All CEP/ALS students are instructed per their course syllabus to watch the FA21 CEP/ALS Video: Introduction to Career Services. Note that some CEP/ALS instructors also assigned students to complete the corresponding FA21 CSC Video Worksheet as class credit or extra credit. Students who complete the worksheet must turn it into their instructors.
Review the career handouts and resources below. (Note these resources, plus more, can also be found on Handshake in the Resource Library section. View this 2-minute video tutorial to learn more.)
Resume Guide - this resource includes several sample resumes as well as a Resume Checklist, Resume Action Verbs, and more. Need a resume template that follows basic resume rules and guidelines? Download the templates below:
Sample Cover Letter - this resource includes a sample cover letter and includes a list of Do's and Don'ts
Sample Reference Page - this resource includes a sample reference page and includes a list of Do's and Don'ts
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.
4-Year Career Development Plan - a resource listing important career exploration/development activities and experiences to complete during college so you are better prepared and qualified for your career post-graduation.
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 is offering scholarships to students participating in unpaid internship experiences. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,200, will support 25 students who secure unpaid internships for the Spring 2022 semester.
The application will open on Monday September 13, 2021 and will close on Sunday November 14, 2021.
For more information, please see our Scorpion Intern Scholarship Program webpage.
The Career Video Library is an on-demand database of career video content and career development webinars. Learn information about local employers and their job/internship opportunities, view webinars on applying for graduate school, and discover workshops on a variety of career development skills. All videos have been pre-recorded and are accessible at any time of day. New videos will be added to the Career Video Library regularly.
To access the Career Video Library, click here. You will be prompted to sign in with your NSHE ID# and NSC password.
Dress for Success of Southern Nevada (DFSSN) is a non-profit organization that assists local women by providing free professional attire and career development resources. DFSSN provides clients with 1 FREE business suit/outfit as well as appropriate accessories and footwear for use at career fairs, networking events, and job interviews. Once a client successfully lands a job, the client can return to DFSSN to receive up to 1 weeks worth of business attire. (Professional attire are donations that are either new or gently used.)
Nevada State College is a DFSSN Community Referral Partner, which means NSC students that are in need of professional feminine attire can schedule a DFSSN suiting appointment by filling out a DFSSN Client Referral Form. All suiting appointments will take place at the DFSSN Boutique. (Due to COVID, suiting appointments may be either in-person or contactless suiting appointments. As of August 2021, DFSSN is offering only contactless suitings.)
TO SCHEDULE A SUITING APPOINTMENT: Email email@example.com with Subject Line: Dress for Success Referral Form to request access to the online Client Referral Form. Once you receive an email response with the link, please ensure you fill out the form correctly by reading the instructions below:
For more information on DFSSN, visit www.dressforsuccesssouthernnevada.org.
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:
For more information about Big Interview, watch this 1-minute introductory video here.
You can also watch additional introductory videos here.
Parker Dewey is a mission-oriented organization that helps connect great talent with great companies through micro-internships. Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional projects that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These paid projects enable individuals to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, expand their networks, and build their resumes.
Micro-Internships can take place year-round, ranging from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are most often completed between one week and one months’ time. Most micro-internships are remote and creating an account is free.
To create a Parker Dewey Micro-Internships account:
All students and alumni of Nevada State College are eligible for micro-internships through our partner organization, Parker Dewey. (This includes all DREAMers as well.) Students and alumni do not need to have DACA or TPS to apply to micro-internships. All micro-internships are structured as independent contract work, which means successful applicants would be hired by Parker Dewey as independent contractors using a valid ITIN or SSN. DREAMers can find more information in the “For DREAMers” section at parkerdewey.nsc.edu.
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:
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 and recent alumni (who graduated on or after May 2017) already have a Handshake account created – you just need to log in the first time to activate it! To log in:
If you can't recall your password, view this 3-minute Trouble Logging into Handshake video. If you don't know what email address your Handshake account is connected to (more than likely, it is a personal email account that you gave to the Registrar's office when you were first admitted as a student), email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
If you are an NSC alumni (who graduated prior to May 2017), you must complete the following steps:
If you are an NSC alumni (who graduated May 2017 or after), you more than likely already have a Handshake account and can log in using the log-in instructions above. Note the following:
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.
Do you want to explore career and major options? Play a unique 60 image game that helps assess your interest area and matches them to careers and majors offered by NSHE institutions (i.e. Nevada State College, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, University of Nevada - Reno, etc.). Learn more about me3 by visiting nsc.edu/me3.
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 Coordinator of Employer Relations, Zachary Kicenski, at 702-992-2606 or via email at email@example.com.
For employer inquiries regarding internships, please contact our Internship Manager, Kaytee Johns, 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. You can also contact our Coordinator of Employer Relations, Zachary Kicenski, at 702-992-2606 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.