The purpose of the Career Services Department is to support and empower Central Lakes College students with the resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to be successful with their career exploration, educational planning, job preparation and employment search. Our goal is to help you reach yours.
College is a great time to explore your career options. It’s okay if don’t know EXACTLY what you want to do for your career. Take some time to learn more about yourself then learn about the different career options out there to help you make a career plan. The links and resources below can guide you in your exploration.
CAREERwise – Minnesota State sponsored site filled with assessments, career and educational information as well as job search tools
O*NET – My Next Move – U.S. Department of Labor site, complete the interest profiler, match your interest to careers to explore further
CareerForce – MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) site, offers a process for your exploration and job seeking with a local office in Brainerd
Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) – A private site filled with assessments, career information, salary, job outlook, educational requirements etc., as well as education planning and job search tools. (Please contact the Career Services Office for login information).
Workshop – Strong Interest Inventory- Assesses your interests and matches careers to them. See “Upcoming Events” below for more information and to register. There is a $15 fee for this assessment for current students.
Workshop – Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)- Assesses your personality preferences and helps you determine work and work environments that match your preferences. See “Upcoming Events” below for more information and to register. There is a $15 fee for this assessment for current students.
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Career Services staff. Email email@example.com or call 218-855-8015.
CCST 1520, Career Planning- This is a 2-credit college class where you will be guided through a variety of career assessments and career exploration so you can establish a career plan. Click here to see when this course is being offered next.
You’re in college but want to make sure you take the right classes that lead you to your educational goals. The following links and resources can guide you in your planning.
CLC Academic Advisors – Visit with a CLC Academic Advisor
Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) – Under the Education tab you can learn what and where to study based on your career goals. (Please contact the Career Services Office for login information).
Minnesota Transfer – Your connection to resources about transfer options.
Transferology – A nation-wide network designed to help students answer the question “Will my courses transfer?” This will help you plan and maximize your time at CLC no matter where you want to transfer.
Workshop – Understanding the AA Degree and Transfer- Explains what the AA Degree is and gives resources for you to create your own education and transfer plan. See “Upcoming Events” below for more information and to register.
Be prepared with a resume and cover letter. Practice your interview skills. When the next job opportunity comes along, you are ready to apply. The following links and resources can guide you in creating these documents and developing these skills for your job applications.
CareerOneStop – A U.S. Department of Labor site with step-by-step guide to creating a resume and cover letter as well as other job preparation documents.
Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) – Under the Employment tab you can get help with resumes, applications, interviews and more. (Please contact the Career Services Office for login information).
CAREERwise – A Minnesota State site with job preparation and job search tools.
Looking for a job? Use the following links to find job opportunities.
CareerOneStop – A U.S. Department of Labor site with steps and resources to help you on your job search.
indeed – National job search website.
National Labor Exchange (NLx) – National job search website.
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