Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Career Fair Employers

The annual Career Fair is now just one week away!  We have had our biggest response from employers in many years.  Our facility can only hold 125 and we have had dozens on a waiting list. Those employers we cannot accommodate for this fair will be invited to campus at a later date.

Career Fair
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Building 920 in the College Center
(April 1, 2016)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Career Fair not far away!

Our annual career fair is Wednesday, April 6th from 10:00 - 1:00.  Our response from employers wanting to participate has been unbelievable.  We reached our maximum of 125 over a week ago, which is unprecedented.

Be sure to plan ahead and make time to attend this excellent event. This is your chance to meet with local employers in a wide range of industries. Get your resume in order, dress like you want the job, and think about how you want to present yourself. This is a great chance to make a good first impression.

More detailed information will come out over the next few weeks.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fall Semester 2015 Begins!

Welcome to the Fall Semester!  Next week begins a new academic year and with it, new opportunities.  Whether you are a new student or returning, you should be looking for ways to build your resume.  A full resume makes it easier to get interviews once you begin looking for employment.

Suggestions to help

  • Get involved in student organizations
  • Volunteer - many agencies in the community need help from volunteers and the work you do can be listed on your resume
  • Work-study:  talk with someone in Student Employment about getting a position in this financial aid program.  Find more information here.
  • Of course you can always get a part-time position with a local employer if your schedule allows.  Use Career Connection to assist your search and the many links on our resource page.
Contact our office if you need assistance with anything job related (843-574-6302) or email stuemploy@tridenttech.edu.  We will be happy to assist you.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Start your job search here

As of this morning, we have 195 job postings on the Career Connection site!  If you are looking for work (part-time, full-time or seasonal) there is probably a position for you! Stay active with your account and make sure you have a good resume to send to employers. 

Tips to help

Create a Search Agent - go to the 'Job Search' tab and use the advanced search option, then follow the directions at the top of the page to create the agent. This feature can be setup to run your saved search and email you the results on a regular basis so you do not have to remember to check in. 

Login regularly - we post news of employer visits and other hiring events in the local area that might be of interest to you.  You may also want to conduct a job search even if you have a Search Agent. Employers sometimes list jobs in categories you may not have thought of and didn't come up in your agent search.

Have multiple resumes - if you are looking for work in multiple industries, you should have a resume tailored to each area.  One generic resume is not effective.  Contact our office if you need assistance.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer Semester is here!

Many students will take the summer off and some will continue with classes.  Which ever category you fall into, don't forget to take advantage of the Career Connection system to find work!  Summer usually means a higher demand for many industries.  We currently have over 250 positions posted.  If you need help finding employment, use this valuable tool.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Graduation is here!

If you are about to graduate, don't forget about getting your resume in order!  You will need this important tool as you begin to look for employment.  Student Employment Services is here to help you whether you need to create one from scratch or if you just want another opinion on your current resume.  Call or email our office for an appointment. 843.574.6302 or stuemploy@tridenttech.edu.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Career Fair Recap

Wednesday's career fair was a great event!  Over 120 employers participated and we had a steady crowd of attendees from 10:00 until 1:00.  Initial reactions:

  • Employers were very pleased overall with candidates they spoke with. Many were scheduling follow up interviews and screening.
  • Several students told me they had interviews lined up with multiple companies.
  • For those of you that attended, you did a great job of dressing appropriately and bringing copies of your resume. It makes a great impression on employers!

Scenes from the day

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Career Fair 2015

Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, April 8th
10:00 - 1:00
Building 920 Conference Center
Main Campus

Be sure to make time in your schedule to attend the annual career fair!  With over 120 employers registered, you are sure to make valuable connections in your job search.  This is a great event to locate openings, research companies and gain insight into the skills employers are looking for in new hires.

Come prepared:
  • Dress to make a good impression!  If you have a LinkedIn account, Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a free photo booth to have a professional head shot to upload to your account profile.
  • Bring resumes.  Not all companies will accept them on site, but those that do will appreciate your preparedness
  • Do not discount an employer by their name. All companies need information technology, accountants, human resources, administrators, etc.
  • Not all companies may be currently hiring, but be sure to ask about upcoming needs and what they look for in top candidates. You will be prepared when they do hire!
  • Do not bring children or other family members.  This tells an employer that you may not have stable child care or reliable transportation.
A list or currently registered employers may be found on our Career Fair web page.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Employer Visits in March

Verizon Wireless Interview Workshop

  • Wednesday, March 18th
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Building 410 rooms 212-214
  • Topics:
    • Interview techniques
    • Selling yourself
    • Proper conduct during an interview

South Carolina Federal Credit Union

  • Thursday, March 19th
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Building 410 rooms 212-214
  • Topics: 
    • Deciding what to apply for
    • Job boards/how to find open positions
    • Composition of a job ad
    • Meeting the requirements of a job ad
    • Resume writing
    • Interview tips
    • Traditional vs. behavioral interviews
    • Interview attire
    • Interview follow-up
    • Best practices of top candidates

Please contact the Student Employment office if you would like to RSVP for either event.  843-574-6302 or stuemploy@tridenttech.edu.  You may also RSVP using your Career Connection account and going to the "Events" page.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Employer visits for February

Verizon Wireless interview workshop

  • Wednesday, February 11th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Building 410 rooms 212 - 214
  • Stop in for an interview during the scheduled time
  • Positions: Customer Service Representative and Technical Support Specialist
  • Contact Student Employment to reserve a spot - stuemploy@tridenttech.edu or call 574-6302; you may also schedule a time through your Career Connection account (Events/Information Sessions)
SCANA (parent of SCE&G) lunch and learn

  • Monday, February 23rd, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Building 410 rooms 214 - 216
  • Open to all students/graduates, but a specific focus for those in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Computer Technology
  • Please reserve a seat so that they have an accurate headcount for lunch - stuemploy@tridenttech.edu or 574-6302

Hammerhead Grill (Myrtle Beach)

  • Wednesday, February 25th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Building 940 suite D
  • Stop in for an interview during the scheduled time
  • Hiring for seasonal positions at a beach side restaurant
  • Contact Student Employment to reserve a spot - stuemploy@tridenttech.edu or call 574-6302; you may also schedule a time through your Career Connection account (Events/Information Sessions)