Stensland Hall (541) 888-7419 or (541) 888-7405
The Career and Transfer Center offers comprehensive career-related assistance to students and community members. Individuals can get help with researching career options, career planning, reentering the job market, or changing career direction.
The career resource library contains an extensive range of information on careers. The most popular source of information is the Oregon Career Information system (CIS), which provides occupational descriptions for hundreds of jobs, including current salary ranges, job outlook, job descriptions, training, and programs of study. CIS can also be accessed at the Newmark Center. Other career materials include videotapes, magazines, books, college catalogs, and free handouts on career fields.
Information about potential scholarships can be obtained through workshops, individualized Internet searches, the Oregon CIS database, books, videos, and reference materials, as well as private scholarship applications.
Counselors are available by individual appointment for students and community members who would like help with career planning, career advancement, and career changes.
JobSpice is an online resume builder provided by SWOCC Career Services Center. Students can log on, create a resume, then schedule an appointment with a career services respresentative. Resumes created by students on JobSpice can easily be uploaded to job boards, emailed to potential employers and hosted online at www.jobspice.com.
As part of the career counseling process, students often find it helpful to use career-related inventories to clarify their goals. These assessments explore career interests, skills, values, and personality style. Fees are charged to cover the cost of these tests.
Resources are available to help students who are interested in transferring to another college. Representatives from most of Oregon's four-year colleges visit Southwestern each year in January or February to talk with prospective transfer students. A one-credit course, Transfer Success (HD 215), is offered Winter and Spring terms to assist students in preparing to transfer to a four-year school.