Explore Your Career/Major Options
As many as 80% of students change their major during college. The more information you have, the better your decision making will be with less wasted time and energy in guessing what is right for you. Self-awareness, opportunities, and detailed information is at your fingertips. To find YOUR best fit among all the options, PTC provides free tools to assist you on your exploration. Some of the tools you can choose from help you evaluate your interests, skills, personality and work values as well as one-on-one career counseling by appointment.
- Career Exploration
Career Exploration – Perhaps you don’t understand enough about the major/career you are considering or wondering how likely you are to get a job with this major once you complete your college degree. The tools provided here will help you learn more about specific job duties, salary, needed skills, educational requirements, job growth, and career outlook.
Find a Job or Internship
PTC currently partners with 38 companies on apprenticeships and continues to work toward forging new ones all the time. According to the DOL, 91 percent of apprentices end up working in their field of study.
- Build Work Experience
Do you want to explore jobs related to your major? Gain on-the-job knowledge and technical skills? Build a resume with relevant work experience? Then you want to do an apprenticeship, internship or coop!
Our programs offer a variety of options you can explore. Talk with your program director to get started.
- Find a Job
Jobs @ a Glance
Jobs @ a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation and alumni. This service provides information about local job opportunities in the region.
The Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair is hosted on PTC's Greenwood campus twice a year. During this event, you will be able to connect with 70 plus employers in one convenient location.
Online Job Search Resources
There are a host of resources available to help you with your job search. We've put together a web page that provides easy access to a lot of them.
Are you an Employer?
If you're searching for employees, please consider listing your job opening with us. We also offer a variety of resources to help connect you with students with specific skillsets.
Get Job Coaching
Are you frustrated from filling out online application after online application? Never knowing if a human on the other end has even taken a look at what you sent? Did you realize who you know is 70% of a successful job search?
PTC is committed to increasing employment of the citizens of our community. As part of that commitment, we offer services that educate and train students for success in their job search.
- Business Etiquette
Professionalism is about more than just dressing appropriately or saying the correct words; it is a manner of social graces that defines you as a professional. Check out our tips on business etiquette to better understand the established rules that professionals from all backgrounds agree upon.
- Craft Your Image
Putting your best foot forward when going into an interview often start with dressing the part. We are here to help give you tips on how to dress for your interview.
- Resume Preparation
Employers might receive hundreds of resumes in the mail each day, but only a few job seekers are invited to a job interview. Be sure that your resume stands out. Let us help you get prepared. Learn how to build your resume or fine-tune your existing resume.
- Cover Letter Writing
A cover letter is written to accompany your resume any time you mail it to a prospective employer. It should be brief, business-like and addressed to a specific person. Let us help you get started.
During the year we offer two job fairs in collaboration with Upper Savannah Council of Governments (SCWorks). This is a great opportunity for students to get real experience interacting with HR professionals in the region.
- Interview Practice
Interviewing for a new job can be intimidating. Practice can go along way in making you more comfortable in the interview chair. We can provide you with tips or help you practice your interview skills in-person or through a webcam.
- Job Fair Preparation
A job fair is an amazing opportunity to browse through a multitude of companies and organizations to find your dream job. You want to put your best foot forward when attending this type of event. We've developed a preparation guide to help you get started.
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