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Career Services Official Newsletter |February 2016

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Sweet New Events from Career Services

As February comes to a close spring draws nearer. So spring ahead by attending the following new events that are designed to assist you with your professional development and job search.

  • Healthcare Career Fair - Occurring March 23, this event is designed to connect current and prospective medical professionals with leading companies in the healthcare career field.

  • Professional Networking Event - Planned for the month of April this event will connect current Rock Valley College students to leading industry professionals.

We look forward to working with each of you this semester as you pursue your educational and career goals!

Featured Student Employment Opening

Rock Valley College Police Department
Seeking an organized individual with computer experience and a background in data entry. Customer service experience is beneficial; experience with door hardware, electronic trouble shooting and video equipment is desirable. A valid driver’s license and criminal background check are required. View the complete job description.

Interested applicants should contact Rick Jenks at (815) 921-4360.

Featured External Job Opening

Easter Seals Wisconsin
Easter Seals Wisconsin operates two camp programs just outside of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Both camps focus on providing our campers with positive, outdoor experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Vacancy: Camp Counselor
Job ID: 4317198
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Upcoming Events

Spring 2016 Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 16th, 1-4pm

5050 East State Street

Rockford, IL

The Rockford University & Rock Valley College Career & Internship Fair will be hosted at the Rockford University campus. Pre-register today!

Healthcare Career Fair

Wednesday, March 23rd, 12-3pm

5050 East State Street

Rockford, IL

New this year, Rockford University & Rock Valley College will partner to host a Healthcare Career Fair for healthcare professionals. This event will be hosted at the Rockford University campus. Pre-register today!

Employer Visits - Occur Throughout the Semester

Monday, Jan. 11th, 10am to Friday, May 27th, 2pm

Student Center

Visit the RVCJobs Career Portal calendar to see the most recent list of visiting employers.

Heartfelt Career Articles

Be Mine: What V-Day can Teach You About Job Interviews

While Valentine’s Day is a billion dollar industry, the gift you receive can be more than candy, quirky cards, and long-stemmed roses. You can actually be gifted with some powerful interview lessons.

Court Your Career this Valentine's Day

Wowing an employer and date are not that different. Okay, maybe a little different. But if you apply a little bit of your swagger and finesse to your job search, you increase your chances of your success.

5 Pickup Lines for Job Seekers

The whole intricate dance of employers searching for talented individuals and people searching for meaningful work is often compared to a courtship. And once employed, how often to we observe that someone is married to his or her job?

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