RVC Career Services Newsletter

March 2014

Upcoming Events

Career & Internship Fair Preparation Workshops

Can your resume survive the 10 second test? Join Career Services for a presentation on creating a resume employers won't toss!

  • Wednesday, March 19, 12:00 - 1:00pm in SC 1222
  • Thursday, March 20, 4:30 - 5:30pm in SC 1224

RSVP by calling the Career Services office at (815) 921-4091.

Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 26th, 1-4pm

5050 E State St

Rockford, IL

Additional Location Information:
Regents Hall, Burpee Center
Rockford University

*This event is not held at the Rock Valley College campus*
Career and Job Fair Do's and Don'ts

"Here are the keys for students and job-seekers to successfully navigating a career or job fair. Follow these simple rules and guidelines and you should achieve success in this important strategic tool of job-hunting" - Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D


1. Dress professionally and wear comfortable shoes.
2. Practice your elevator speech.
3. Arrive early and stay the entire day in order to meet as many employers of interest as possible.
4. Have plenty of resumes handy.
5. Obtain business cards with contact names.
6. Follow up with contacts and send a written thank you letter.

Do Not...

1. Have a poor attitude.
2. Dress unprofessionally.
3. Fail to prepare.
4. Have vague goals and lack focus.
5. Fail to respect the recruiter's time.

Featured Job Opportunity

Landscape construction job opening!

Tyler's Landscaping is looking for an individual who specializes in residential and commercial landscape design, construction, and maintenance. To view this opportunity log into your College Central account.

Careers with Bright Outlooks

Community Health Workers

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Dental Hygienists

Clean teeth and examine oral areas for signs of disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

Software Developers

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.

About Career Services

The Career Services office is located on the second floor of the Student Center and provides the following services:
  • Advising for Career & Technical Programs
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Job search assistance
  • Resume development
  • Mock Interviews
  • Assessment tools for helping decide on major/career
The Career Services newsletter is published bi-monthly during the spring and fall semesters. The newsletter highlights upcoming events, job postings, and career related articles.