Career & Internship Expo

Spring 2023 Career & Internship Expo

Tuesday March 28 & Wednesday March 29, 2023

NSC’s annual Career Expo & Internship is hosted by the Career Services Center. Each year 50+ registered employers come to campus to meet with current students and alumni to network and share their open job and internship opportunities! Even if you aren’t currently looking for employment, we encourage all students to attend to explore their options and make connections in their career field of interest. This event is open to all current NSHE students and alumni. This includes ALL majors and class levels (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).

The Spring 2023 Career Expo will be held in-person in Roger’s Student Center (RSC) over 2 days on Tuesday March 28th and Wednesday March 29th, 2023 with various Career industries highlighted each day for a more tailored experience! More details to come early February.

Career Industry Clusters

Tuesday March 28th

Government / Public Service

Business& Data

Media / Design

Wednesday March 29th

Social / Community Service

Education

Physical & Life Science

Before the event…

Student & Alumni Information

Current Nevada State Students: Registration information will be posted here in early February.

Nevada State Alumni & All Other NSHE Current Students/Alumni: Registration information will be posted here in early February.

Why attend the Career & Internship Expo?

Networking Opportunities – Did you know that over 50% of all job offers come through networking? Even if you aren’t currently looking for a job or internship, the Career Expo is a great place to network and begin making connections in your career field of interest. Talking with employers will give you the opportunity to hear their expert advice on how to stand out in your field, how to make yourself a competitive applicant to openings at their company or similar companies, and serve as a resource for future career field insights.

Learn About Job Opportunities in Your Industry – Most industries have multiple entry level opportunities. The Expo is a chance to explore these entry level options and to talk with employers about what makes an ideal employee for those positions. You may also find some less than obvious job opportunities that would fit your education and goals.

Learn How To & Get Comfortable With Presenting Your Professional Side – The first time you walk up to a potential employer, you will feel a bit nervous. For some, it may be the hardest thing they have ever done. You need to get comfortable with introducing yourself and distributing your resume. Each time you approach an employer, you get more comfortable presenting yourself in a professional manner. If you get an interview through an online job search, you need to be able to present yourself in a professional manner – and the Expo is a great place to practice that.

Land a Job or Internship – If you make a good impression, you may end up with an interview right on the spot. Even if they don’t interview you immediately, they will take your resume and get back to you at a later time; The more contacts you make, the more opportunities you will have to land a job or internship. Additionally, many students who attend this event, and especially those who meet with Career Services to prepare before the event to have their resumes reviewed and receive interview advice, will walk away with interviews scheduled!

How to Prepare for the Expo

Make an appointment or visit us in RSC 128 for our Expo Prep Drop-In Hours on Fri March 24 and Mon March 27 from 9am – 5pm to:

  • Update Your Resume & Print Off Copies

An updated and professional resume is the most essential tool for networking, landing job interviews and making a positive impression with employers (especially those you want to consider you for their open positions). If you meet with a Career Advisor to have your resume reviewed and updated, our office will print off up to 5 free copies of your resume! 

  • Develop & Practice Your “Elevator Pitch”

You’ll only have a short time to speak to the company representative, so you want to have your elevator pitch ready. An elevator pitch is a 30 to 60 second brief about yourself that may include your career history and interests, strongest skills, relevant extracurricular activities and any academic achievements worth mentioning. 

  • Practice Answering Basic Questions

A recruiter may want to ask you basic questions about yourself, your skills and your job history. Be prepared with your answers by reviewing your resume and speaking with a Career Advisor.

  • Research Employer Attendees

Review our list of employer attendees for each day and identify which companies you want to speak to at the event. Review their mission, their values and culture. Also look at what types of roles the company is currently hiring for or typically hires for so you can speak with the company representative at the event about them.

  • Attend Career & Internship Expo Prep Events hosted by Career Services

CSC will be hosting various events to help students prepare for the Career & Internship Expo in the weeks leading up to the event. These events include:

  • FREE Headshots on February 15
  • Rootbeer Floats & Resume Workshop on February 22
  • Career Resource Fair featuring Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews hosted by CSC & CEDI on March 7
  • Career Expo Masterclass on March 14
  • Mock Interviews on March 15
  • FREE Headshots on March 16
  • Scorpion Saturday – Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews on March 25

For more information on these events and others hosted by CSC, visit Scorpion Central at beengaged.nsc.edu

Students will receive additional prize drawing slips at the event for attending 1 or more of our prep events listed above. See Event Prizes & Giveaways drop-down for more information.

  • Find an outfit to wear that is professional and helps you feel confident!

Career Services has many resources for students to receive free or discounted professional clothing.

Career Closet Pop-Ups

CSC is happy to announce that we are now offering FREE* career wear to students starting in Spring 2023 at our designated Career Closet Pop-Up events:

  • Career Resource Fair featuring Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews hosted by CSC & CEDI on March 7
  • Scorpion Saturday – Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews on March 25
  • Career Panel featuring Career Closet Pop-Up and Rapid Resume Reviews hosted by CSC & CEDI on April 18

*Outfits are limited to 1 per student per academic year.

 JCPenney Suit-Up Event!

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! (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!)

Day-Of Expo Preparation

On the day of the Expo, we recommend taking the following steps prior to arriving to provide the most successful and beneficial experience:

  1. Bring at least 5 copies of your updated resume to share with employers.
  2. Bring some kind of folder to save information sheets and business cards (and to keep your resumes wrinkle-free).
  3. Dress for success! Make sure you are wearing business casual or business professional clothing that you feel comfortable and confident in. Confidence is key!

Additionally, once you are at the event…

  1. Introduce yourself with a handshake (if comfortable). Handshakes are a long-standing tradition in networking events such as the Expo. If an employer goes to shake your hand and you are uncomfortable with shaking hands due to health concerns, just let them know and offer to elbow tap instead to prevent the spreading of germs.
  2. Be ok with being uncomfortable! We know it can be nerve wracking to walk up and introduce yourself, but it’ll never get better unless you try. These employers have also been in your shoes before and want to connect with you which they can’t do unless you talk to them.
  3. Challenge yourself to talk to as many employers as possible. You never know what kind of connection you could make or if you could meet your mentor.

Event Prizes & Giveaways

Students who attend the event will have the opportunity to enter their name in for a random prize drawing! We will be giving away:

  • “New Professional” Kits
  • Tablet
  • Fujifilm Polaroid Camera
  • … and more!

Students will receive more prize drawing slips based on the number of employer attendees they speak to and network with. Additionally, students can earn extra prize drawing slips for:

  • Attending any of our designated Career & Internship Expo Prep Events (2 per event)
  • Completing an appointment with a CSC Career Advisor between February – March (2 per appointment)
  • Attending our Career & Internship Expo Drop-In Hours (1 per drop-in occurrence; 2 max)

Additional entries are limited to 8 per student. To see more information on prep events, how to make an appointment or view our drop-in hours, navigate to the How to Prepare for Expo dropdown.

CONDITIONS:

  • Students must physically attend the event in order to enter in for prizes.
  • Prizes are limited to current NSC students and alumni.
  • Winners will be contacted directly to pick up their prize. Prizes will need to be picked up ON-CAMPUS.

NSC Faculty & Staff Information

All NSC Faculty & Staff are welcome to attend this event individually to network with local employers.

Alternatively, if you are teaching a class during the time of the event on either Tuesday March 28th or Wednesday March 29th, we are asking you encourage students to attend by:

  • Taking the last 15-30 minutes of class to physically walk students over to the event
  • Assigning class credit or extra credit for attendance (assignment template)

If you are unable to assign class credit or take students to the event during your class time, you can also:

  • Request a short 15 min presentation from CSC in-class in the weeks leading up to the expo
  • Re-post information about the event to your office/department social media pages (Instagram: @nsccareer, Facebook: Nevada State College Career Services Center)

Employer Information

If you are an employer interested in attending this event, please reach out to our office directly by emailing career@nsc.edu or calling 702.992.2611. Career Services reserves the right to deny participation.

We will review all requests that come in and reach back out within 24-72 business hours.

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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
  • Networking: Creating LinkedIn account, understanding how to network
  • 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!

Spring 2023 Hours

Starting Tuesday January 17th, appointments can be made via zoom or in-person in RSC 128 (down hallway across from bookstore) depending on staff availability. Please be aware that our appointments may book out 1-2 weeks in advance.

Appointment Office Hours:

  • Mon & Fri 9am-5pm
  • Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am-6pm
  • 1x Sat per month; Jan 21, Feb 25, Apr 15 (no March date due to an event) from 11am-3pm
  • *Office is closed on holiday observances Jan 16 and Feb 20 as well as Career Services’ annual Career Expo March 28th & 29th 2023

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

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 offer 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!

Starting Tuesday January 17th, appointments can be made via zoom or in-person in RSC 128 (down hallway across from bookstore) depending on staff availability. Please be aware that our appointments may book out 1-2 weeks in advance.

Appointment Office Hours:

  • Mon & Fri 9am-5pm
  • Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am-6pm
  • 1x Sat per month; Jan 21, Feb 25, Apr 15 (no March date due to an event) from 11am-3pm
  • *Office is closed on holiday observances Jan 16 and Feb 20 as well as Career Services’ annual Career Expo March 28th & 29th 2023

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 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.

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.

Emmanuel Paolo Monteclar

Student Worker

Emmanuel is a Psychology major at Nevada State graduating in May 2023. As a current student worker and NASPA NUFP fellow, Emmanuel works closely with the CSC Professional Staff on a wide variety of projects including data reporting, student success initiatives and day-to-day office functions. Emmanuel is originally from Hawaii and has been with CSC since January 2022.

Currently Vacant

Administrative Assistant

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.

Ana Sanchez-Benet

Student Worker

Ana is a Psychology major at Nevada State graduating in May 2023. As a student worker, she oversees the department social media accounts, creates marketing materials and graphics, and supports the department at campus-wide tabling events to share how CSC can support students. Ana is originally from Las Vegas and has been with CSC since January 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.

Gwynneth Miller

Student Worker

Gwynn is a Biology major at Nevada State graduating in May 2023. As a current student worker she supports the creation and distribution of marketing materials for the department, edits and posts career-related videos to the department Youtube channel, and supports many other day-to-day functions. Gwynn is originally from Boulder City and has been with CSC since January 2021.

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