Virtual Career, Internship, & Grad School Fair

This virtual fair, hosted by the Career Services Center, will take place via Handshake.  Over 50+ registered employers and graduate schools will be in attendance to recruit NS students and alumni for full-time and part-time job and internship opportunities, as well as graduate school programs. Student registration is now open via Handshake!


The Career Fair is for YOU!

Dozens of local employers from a variety of industries will be in attendance to talk to YOU about their opportunities, and to provide career advice! Many students walk away from career fairs with an interview scheduled!


The Career Fair is for YOU!

A variety of local internship employers will be attending the fair to look for summer interns from all majors and career paths! Employers include Credit One Bank, City of Henderson, Caesar’s Entertainment, and the Special Olympics of Nevada!


The Career Fair is for YOU!

Representatives from graduate schools such as UNLV, UNR, and Roseman University will be attending the fair! Get information about the application process, and program requirements, directly from a representative from the school you want to attend!

Who should attend the Virtual Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair?

EVERYONE is encouraged to attend and participate! All majors and all class levels (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, alumni) are welcome to attend.  UNLV, UNR, and CSN students and alumni are also welcome to attend this virtual career fair.

  • Looking for a job/internship? You should attend! Students that have attended our past career fairs have been offered job interviews and/or found their job/internship by attending our fair!
  • Not looking for a job/internship? You should still attend! This event is a great way for you to network with professionals (networking is the #1 most successful job search strategy), practice your communication skills, and gain insight from them on how to professionally prepare for your career goals in the future. Plus, it will help you explore and learn about opportunities of interest for the future.
  • Interested in attending graduate/professional school? You should attend! Several local graduate/professional schools will be in attendance to answer any questions you have.

Event Registration for Students & Alumni

NS student and alumni registration for the virtual fair is OPEN NOW, and will be open all the way up to the end of the event. Students are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible, as some sessions may have limited space. Read Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair to learn how to get the most out of your career fair experience.

UNLV/UNR/CSN students and alumni are also welcome to attend this virtual career fair. UNLV/UNR/CSN registration opens Monday, March 8 on this webpage.

Career Fair Prep Drop-In Hours: March 22nd, 23rd, & 24th

Do you have questions you want answered prior to the event? Pop into the Career Fair Prep Drop-In Hours on Tuesday March 22nd through March 24th between 9am – 5pm.  Attending these drop-in hours is OPTIONAL.  Drop-in times are limited to 15 minutes and operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drop-in hours will be hosted in-person within the Career Services Center in RSC 128, across from the campus bookstore.

JCPenney Virtual Suit Up Event: Happening Now until Friday, April 30

Looking for professional dress attire? Attend the Virtual JCPenney Scorpion Suit Up Event now until Saturday, April 30. To attend this virtual event, simply text SCORPION to 67292 to receive a 30% off coupon to use in stores or online. This coupon can be used on top of 30%-50% off sale prices on select men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories. This event is open to NSC students, alumni, family, and faculty/staff! The coupon code expires on Sunday, May 1. (Note: JCPenney typically has bigger sales on professional dress items on Saturdays and Sundays, so we advise using your coupon code on the weekend to get even steeper discounts!)


Our Vision

Nevada State will deliver on its promise to Nevada by becoming a model of teaching excellence, a pioneer in innovative student support, and an agent of economic growth and social justice.

Our Mission

At Nevada State, excellence fosters opportunity. Excellence in teaching leads to innovative, technology-rich learning opportunities that promote the acquisition of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. Quality, affordable four-year degree programs open the door to career success and enhanced quality of life for a diverse population of students. Our graduates, in turn, foster the greatest opportunity – the promise of a stronger community and a better future for all of Nevada.



Embrace the Journey

We foster a culture of high-achieving teams and empower individuals to be the difference.


Blaze Trails

If we think there is a better way, we look at the research, trust our instincts and try it.


Build Bridges

Diversity is our strength. We treat each other with care and respect and help one another be successful.


Climb Mountains

We aspire to be experts in transforming the lives of our students and their families. We strive toward excellence in our jobs and advancement in our careers.

Why Nevada State?

What if you went to work each day knowing your efforts are a part of something greater, a place where educational excellence is accessible and offered to a diverse population of students. We take pride in our employees, and they are the reason why Nevada State is such a great place to work at.




Join Nevada State. We are an affordable four-year degree college with a commitment to educating our diverse students for success in the real world.


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All Nevada State and Nevada System of Higher Education employees, as well as anyone with access to NSHE’s Workday system, must apply as an internal candidate in Workday. Log on to Workday and search Find Jobs.




You and your family will get access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance options.


Vacation? Sick Time? On top of 11 paid holidays, relax with vacation time that way you can spend it anyway you want. If you get sick, we make sure you are covered with sick leave.


Being apart of Nevada State, you will get discounted access to several products and services.


Tuition assistance at NSHE (Nevada State Higher Education) institutions is available for both employees and their dependents.

Meet Our #ScorpionFamily


“I have been teaching at NSC for over 13 years and love being a part of the Scorpion culture. We have a wonderful group of faculty who share ideas in teaching so we all can make our classes better. Our small classes allow the freedom for students to learn a little bit of who they are and actually get to know faculty who might end up becoming a life long mentor to them.”


Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

“I first started working for Nevada State College as a student worker in the Course Assistant Program. The experience was amazing because it allowed me to continue practicing subject content, taught me how to be a better student, and was on-campus for work, so very convenient. I loved working for the college so much, that I applied for a full time, classified position.”


Administrative Assistant

Hiring Timeline

Want to learn more about how we hire and what to expect when you apply?


Candidates have greater success when their experience strongly matches our job requirements, so make sure the skills and achievements on your resume are closely aligned to the job description.

Step 2

Our positions have a minimum posting requirement before it can be released to a search committee.

Step 3

Resumes are screened for minimum qualifications and diversity is monitored ensuring a diverse pool of candidates have applied for the position.

Step 4

Once the position is deep enough and wide enough, the candidate pool is released to a search committee.

Step 5

Steps will vary by department and position but typically include: phone interview, in-person interview, and reference checks.

Step 6

If you are selected and NSC is fit for you on your end, an offer will be made by the hiring manager.

Henderson Living

The city of Henderson is nestled among three of the most distinguished man-made attractions – the famous “Strip”, Hoover Dam, and the tranquil beauty of Lake Mead.

The second-largest city in Nevada, it is most recognized by its amazing trails, parks, communities. Henderson has been recognized as one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the safest cities in America (Forbes,, Law Street Media,


Nevada State College is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability (whether actual or perceived), religion, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, genetic information, or veteran status in the programs or activities which it operates. Where discrimination is found to have occurred, NSC will act to stop the discrimination, to prevent it recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination at NSC and is responsible for coordinating compliance efforts concerning, Executive Order 11246, Title VI and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, and The Age Discrimination Act of 1990:

Eric Gilliland

Director of Human Resources
1300 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002 RSE 312
Phone: 702.992.2322


Does NSC assist with relocation expenses?

Depending on the level and type of role, we may offer location packages to out-of-town candidates.

Does NSC offer visas or work permits?

NSC does not offer visas or work permits.

How do I apply for a job at NSC?

Thank you for your interest in working for the home of the Scorpions! External candidates can visit Internal candidates employed at any of the NSHE institutions (UNLV, CSN, etc.) must apply through their workday portal by typing “Find Jobs” in the search bar. NSHE employees who complete an application outside of the internal process, will have their application returned and they will have to reapply as an internal candidate to be considered for the position.

What benefits do you offer?

We have great benefits that we offer to all full-time staff. Please go to our benefits page to explore our benefits.

What should I expect during the recruitment and interview process?

This process assists us in getting to know you, and for you to learn more about the culture and the people here at NSC. We are a public institution and there are certain requirements that we must meet before the process can move forward. We strive to keep the process moving forward as quickly as possible.

What will my career progression look like at NSC?

Being named the second fastest growing institution in the nation, there is plenty of room for growth and opportunity.

Where can I find the College’s Policies?

Our college policies can be found here:

Career Services Center

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

Fall 2022 Events

Check out our Fall 2022 events calendar! To RSVP or learn more, go to Scorpion Central at and log in with your student credentials.

Services Available for Current Students and Alumnx

Did you know that all students and alumni have full access to the Career Services Center at Nevada State FOR LIFE? That’s right! Whether you were just admitted or graduated years ago, you can make an appointment with Career Services to get assistance with every step of your career journey. We offer support on:

Major Exploration, Career Exploration, Resumes and CVs, Cover Letters, Federal Resumes, Interview Advice, Mock Interviews, Volunteer Search, Internship Search, Graduate and Pre-Professional School Advising…and more! Just let us know what we can help you with.

Schedule An Appointment

Fall 2022 Advising Hours

Starting August 22, the Career Services Center will be implementing extended advising hours! Due to staff capacity, we will not have drop-in hours for Fall 2022. Please schedule an appointment to speak with a career advisor.

  • Mondays 9am-5pm
  • Tuesdays 9am-6pm
  • Wednesdays 9am-6pm
  • Thursdays 9am-5pm
  • Fridays 9am-5pm
  • Every other Saturday from 10am-2pm
    • Aug 27, Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 3

New Appointment Scheduling Platform

The Career Services Center has now switched to Penji for appointment scheduling. The Writing Center and Academic Success Center (tutoring) will also be using Penji this Fall. All NSC students already have an account through their NSHE ID. Click the button below to be directed to schedule an appointment. 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! See information below on how to access the app. Click here for student user Penji FAQs.

Attendance Policy

Please note that the Career Services Center does have an attendance policy for appointments. We understand that sometimes life happens, but we also want to respect the work and that staff put in to prepare for appointments. If you have an appointment but need to reschedule or cancel, you can call our office at (702) 992-2611 or email before the appointment has started if possible.

On Demand Career Resources

Resume and Cover Letter Resources


  • 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 and click on Register
      • You will be prompted to 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
      • Enter the email and password you used to create the account

Job Search

  • Handshake
    • Handshake is NSC’s online internship and job board. All students already have an account with Handshake!
    • To log on, go to, click NSC Login
      • Enter your NSHE ID# and NSC password associated with your student accounts

Major & Career Exploration

  • Focus2
    • Focus2 is an online major/career exploration and planning tool.
    • To access, go to and click on Register
      • You will be prompted to 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

Experiential Learning

  • Traditional Internship Experiences
    • Our office can offer support on finding, applying, interviewing and securing internship positions. We can also discuss opportunities to receive academic credit for your internship experience. To learn more about internships at NSC, please see our internship webpage, which provides comprehensive information on our program.
  • Micro-Internships

Identity-Based Career Resources

Undocumented Students (with or without DACA/TPS)

Students with DACA/TPS

  • DACA & Your Career Opportunities – Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon)

Students without DACA/TPS

Justice-Impacted Students

Coming soon

First – Generation Students

Coming soon

LGBTQIA+ Students

Coming soon

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. To find out more information on how to get involved and help us understand how to best meet the needs of your organization, please email or call 702-992-2611 and we will be happy to assist.

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

Student Engagement

1. Campus Wide Engagement / Recruitment

On-Campus Tabling

Throughout the year, the Career Services Center coordinates tabling opportunities for employers in our high-traffic student center.

Career Fairs

Every year the Career Services Center hosts at least one major Career Fair.

2.Small Group Engagement

Student Clubs/Orgs

Student organizations can provide students with the opportunity to complement classroom learning and develop social and professional skills that are beneficial in the workplace. Organizations can increase their visibility across campus and engage with students by connecting with students org leadership, volunteering time to attend and speak at a student org event, or even sponsor a registered student organization, their events, competitions, and other functions. We can introduce you to representatives of student organizations and help get the conversation started.

Classroom Projects/Presentations

Classroom projects/presentations can provide your organization the opportunity to interact directly with students to provide your experience and expertise or who can help your organization work on developing innovative solutions to real-world challenges.


3.Experiential Learning



Coming soon.


Micro-internships (also sometimes called micro-work experiences) are short-termpaidprofessional projects that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. Unlike traditional internships, 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. Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects current students and alumni with companies in need of support. Through micro-internships, you can share your time and expertise with the NSC community and show students how their classroom experiences connect to careers. And not only will you help current students and recent graduates gain experience and build valuable networks, but you will also get some work off your to-do list.

You will need to create an account through Parker Dewey in order to post your micro-internship. Parker Dewey does vet all micro-internship postings. If want to specifically recruit and hire NSC students for Micro-internships, make sure to select Nevada State College in the “Schools” section on your postings.


Volunteering is often a great way for students to gain experience, build their resume, and network on a flexible schedule. Volunteer opportunities can be posted through Handshake. Handshake is Nevada State’s only digital job/internship and volunteer board for students and alumni. If you don’t already have a Handshake account, contact our office to learn how to set one up and start posting your opportunities. **CSN and UNLV also use Handshake. Employers can connect with as many schools as they like when they create an account.** Due to the pandemic and rising cost of living, volunteer recruitment may be difficult at this time.


4. Digital Engagement


Post Job/Internship to Handshake

Handshake is Nevada State’s only digital job/internship board for students and alumni. When students are looking for jobs/internships, this is the first place they are directed. If you don’t already have a Handshake account, contact our office to learn how to set one up and start posting your opportunities. **CSN and UNLV also use Handshake. Employers can connect with as many schools as they like when they create an account.

Social Media Features

Employers can request that their job/internship opportunities or organization be featured on Career Services’ social media platforms. Please note that due to the high volume of requests we receive, we may not be able to accommodate every request.

Career Services Newsletter

Each month the Career Services Center sends out a newsletter that features employers, job/internship and volunteer opportunities and upcoming career-related events. Employers can request to have their organization, job/internship opportunities and career-related events featured. Please note that due to the high volume of requests we receive, we may not be able to accommodate every request.

Financial Engagement

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Sponsoring events, programs and initiatives hosted by the Career Services Center is a great way to build brand awareness and engagement with the Nevada State community. For sponsorship opportunities outside of Career Services, please contact Institutional Advancement at (702) 992-2377.

Give to Scholarships

Organizations that want to support students in their academic pursuits can consider donating gift funds to undergraduate scholarships:

More information coming AY23.


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.


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

All values in below tables and charts represent % of total graduates who responded.

All Responses by Category

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

Coordinator of 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

Internship Manager

Office Information:

  • Location: Roger’s Student Center Suite 128 (first floor hallway across from bookstore)
  • Phone: (702) 992-2611
  • Email:
  • Operating Hours Summer 2022: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 5:oopm