Catalog 2024 - 2025

Career Services Overview

The Career Services office is committed to supporting the Student Success mission by providing robust services to promote career readiness: career assessment, resume reviews, mock interviews, transfer services, job search strategies, internships, networking and career expos. 

We utilize the following online resources and printed materials for our students:  resume rubrics, mock interview rubrics, NACE Competencies, the Resume Guide and Optimal Resume, College Central Network, Job Interview Questions and Career Coach. 

Utilizing an online resource, Career Coach, students are encouraged to explore careers and programs and make informed decisions about employment and further education.  Students complete a Career Assessment to find out how their interests relate to the world of work and increase their understanding of the careers they may be suited for.  Career advisors encourage students and graduates to further explore Career Coach for information on hiring trends and salary by career field.  A career advisor follows up each week with students that have completed the career assessment.

The Career Ready Program

The Career Ready program promotes career readiness and professional development.  Students achieve core competency skills that today’s employers are seeking in order to be successful in the workforce.  Steps to Complete the Program: 

1.         Develop Career Competencies

2.         Build a Resume 

3.         Participate in a Mock Interview

4.         Create a LinkedIn Profile and Network

5.         Attend two Career Events

6.         Meet with a Career Advisor and complete a survey.

    Virtual and in-person Workshops

    The Career Services team offers classroom presentations, in person and virtual workshops.  We offer the following workshops each semester. 

    • Career Ready Program Orientation
    • Resume Writing Workshop
    • Finding an Internship Workshop
    • Dress to Impress Workshop
    • LinkedIn Networking Workshop
    • Interview Preparation Workshop
    • Job Search Strategies Workshop.

    Transfer Services

    IRSC has transfer agreements with several institutions to make it easy and affordable to earn a bachelor’s or post-graduate degree. Specific Associate and Baccalaureate degrees transfer seamlessly to other public and private universities. The Career and Transfer Services team meets one-on-one with students as well as conducts transfer workshops on a regular basis, both face-to-face and virtually. These workshops include partner universities as well as IRSC Bachelor Degree representatives.

    Internships are available to students and graduates to provide professional opportunities in their field and to develop additional work competencies. 

    Job Shadowing  

    Job shadowing allows students to spend time with a professional in their field in order to get a better understanding of that particular career and daily tasks.

    Micro-Internships through Parker Dewey

    Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments. These projects enable students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Micro-internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off.