Who can receive assistance from Career & Employment Services?
As part of the West Valley community, we strive to help all individuals who are looking for employment, transitioning between careers, or exploring career options. Career & Employment services are free to everyone: prospective students, current students, graduates, alumni and all community members. As an Access Point for Arizona Workforce Connections, we can also help you locate job search and retraining options available through local One-Stop Centers operated by Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix.
What services are available?
Odds are, if it relates to career management, career exploration, or job search strategies, we can help you do it. If not, we can help direct you to the appropriate resources, such as our colleagues in the Counseling Department or off-campus connections.
Our diverse services include: resume writing instruction and critiques, job opportunities/postings, interviewing advice, instruction in effective job search strategies and use of social media in career management, career exploration, job fairs, employer recruiting events, career management workshops, labor market information, and salary trends and job search assistance. Career & Employment Services also has a computer lab dedicated for career exploration and job search activities.
I have not attended college in years. Can you help me transition back into college?
Whether you are coming back to update your skills, re-career, or invest in your professional development, congratulations on making the decision to come back to school. If you need assistance with understanding the process and connecting with campus resources, please contact us
Is job placement available?
As part of a higher education institution committed to teaching and learning, Career & Employment Services' professionals teach you strategies to obtain employment. We help you research and prepare for opportunities that best meet your needs and employer expectations. Ultimately, it is up to the job seeker to obtain the job, but Career & Employment Services will help you make connections and guide you through the job search process.
How do I find an off campus job?
Career & Employment Services provides a multitude of resources to help you find an off-campus job. The Maricopa Career Network is our online job board. Additionally, we have job postings within the Career Center and frequently host employers recruiting on-campus.
Is it possible to have my resume critiqued via email?
We realize our students have very busy schedules, so we are glad to provide resume critiques through email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach the resume as a Word document. Indicate what type of position you are pursuing, so we can make suggestions/comments.
Do you have information regarding the Disney College Program and other national internships?
In the Disney College Program, students complete internships in California or Florida. Additionally, national internships are available through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' National Internship program. Please contact us for information about these programs. If you have been accepted to either program, please visit us well in advance of your start date, so we can discuss credit options with you.
What is Work Study?
Federal work study is administered by the Financial Aid Department at Glendale Community College. These part-time jobs generally will not exceed nineteen (19) hours per week with the rate of pay equal to at least the minimum wage. If you qualify (verified through my.maricopa.edu or by our Financial Aid Department), please visit Career Services to learn about work study job opportunities on the campus.
How can I find about jobs at Glendale Community College?
Glendale Community College is part of the Maricopa County Community College District and positions are posted on MCCCD's Human Resources website. Temporary or "budget" positions sometimes are available at GCC. To find out about current opportunities, please contact the Career & Employment Services office.