Career ServicesPrepare for the Workforce
Let the Career Center assist with preparing you for your transition from College to Career
What is Work-Based Learning?
Work-based learning includes internships, job shadowing, mentoring, volunteering & more. It's a way to test-drive a career.
Work-based learning is your chance to discover things you can't learn in a classroom. Get inside information about the career you're interested in, or simply get a taste of what it's really like on the job.
EagleShadow & Virtual Job Shadow
Job shadowing allows students to observe full-time professionals on-the-job,
experience a typical workday, explore a variety of career fields
and get a sneak peek into their future industry!
Virtual Job Shadow - NEW!
Virtual Job Shadow.com is an online program which empowers students and job seekers to easily search for career choices by experiencing unlimited job shadowing visits across the spectrum of Career Clusters. The camera crews go behind the scenes with real professionals in actual jobs and provide an in-depth look at workforce realities, showcasing what people do in their occupations and the education and skills needed. There is no better way to relate school subjects to the world beyond the classroom than VirtualJobShadow.com!
Experience your future career here!
2021 EagleShadow Program details coming soon!
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 201-9970.
We no longer place students into clinical healthcare job shadowing opportunities.
For additional assistance, visit the Students page on our website.
CareerFest Week is the week of the TCC Career Center Hiring Fair. Have your resume reviewed, receive career advice, practice a mini-mock interview & more.
2021 CareerFest Week details are coming soon.
JC Penney/Eagle Suit-up Event
Shop for business apparel and everything you need to finish your look for that next Hiring Fair, interview or new job. Attend this Eagles Suit-up event at JC Penney (Governor Square Mall) and receive 30% off your entire purchase. This is open to TCC students, alumni, faculty and staff only. This event is TBA for 2021
Connect with businesses looking to fill full-time & part-time jobs & internships. The event is open to all job seekers.
2021 Hiring Fair details are coming soon.
You can also search for jobs & internships, 24/7, in TCC FutureLink.
For assistance with your résumé now, review our Resume Writing Guide 2020.
Enjoy watching this quick, 5-minute video on Resume Basics - https://use.vg/MGqzEB
Additional documents to assist with developing your résumé:
Use these samples from each of the 8 Career Pathways as a guide when developing your résumé.
FutureLink - TCC's Online Job & Internship Board & more...
FutureLink gives you access to TCC’s online job, internship & job shadowing board & more. Log into FutureLink to create a professional résumé and search jobs (internships & job shadowing experiences) exclusive to TCC students and alumni. Watch this short, 1 minute video for additional information on FutureLink.
NOTE: Your FutureLink log-in is your TCC username & password.
Want to be a trend setter? View the hottest occupations in the State of Florida and Big Bend region in Career Coach.
Interview Prep. & Fashion for Your Future
Are you prepared for your job interview? If not, schedule a mock interview with a Career Center professional. Also, below are some quick tips to prepare you for the big day.
LinkedIn & Professional Networking
Networking with industry professionals is critical to landing the job. Get plugged into the following:
- Access Tallahassee
- Big Bend Paralegal Association
- Business and Professional Women/Tallahassee
- Florida Surveying and Mapping Society
- Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
- TalTech Alliance
- Network for Young Professionals
- Refresh Tallahassee
- Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates- Tallahassee & Leon
- Big Bend Society for Human Resource Managers
- Association of Government Accountants
- Florida Public Relations Association Capital Chapter
- American Advertising Federation Tallahassee
- Design Week Tallahassee
- Women Who Mean Business (Tallahassee Woman Magazine)
- Capital City .NET Users Group
NACE Career Readiness Competencies
What is NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers?)
- Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional association that connects over 9,600 college career services professionals; over 3,300 university relations and recruiting professionals; and over 300 business solution providers that serve this community
- NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated and forecasts hiring trends in the job market; identifies best practices and benchmarks; and tracks starting salaries, recruiting practices, and student outcomes.
NACE DEFINES CAREER READINESS, IDENTIFIES KEY COMPETENCIES
The National Association of Colleges and Employers, through a task force of college career services and HR/staffing professionals, has developed a definition, based on extensive research among employers, and identified eight competencies associated with career readiness.
DEFINITION OF CAREER READINESS AND COMPETENCIES
Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.
These competencies are:
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Oral/Written Communications
- Digital Technology
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
- Career Management
- Global/Intercultural Fluency
Professional Development Video Workshops
Prepare for your transition from college to career with these workshops.
1. Overview of Career Center Services & Resources
2. Social Media & Your Job Search
3. Resume Development
4. Fashion for Your Future
5. Smart Professional Networking
6. How to Find a Job
7. Career Planning