Career Exploration and Employment Services | SCC

Career Exploration and Employment Services

Career Services is a resource and information center available to assist you in making more informed decisions about your career choice, and connect you with employment opportunities. 

Our Career Staff will assist you in establishing clearly defined career goals and help you develop an academic plan designed to put you on the right path for achieving you career goals in a timely manner. 

With so many options to consider, choosing a career that is the best fit for you and securing gainful employment can be a daunting task. You are not alone, our Career Services staff is here to assist you with these important decisions. We have topnotch resources designed to help you navigate the process with ease. We strive to provide exemplary personalized customer service in a warm and welcoming environment created to guide you through the process with as little stress as possible. 

Career Services also provides assistance purchasing interview clothing, if needed. Contact us for more information about interview clothing assistance!

Need help? Fill out the form below and tell us how we can help you.

Career Services Referral Form

Understanding yourself is the first step to discovering your ideal educational and career pathway. SCC Career Services offers a career exploration and counseling assessment tool for you to begin preparing your career pathway.

While you may have an idea about what you want to do in your career once you leave Somerset Community College, you may need help navigating the path to get there.

Career Coach Tool 

Career Coach is a free online tool you, as a student or a community member, can use to explore, prepare for and find the right career.

The Career Coach assessment tool identifies your interests and matches those to potential career areas. Using that information and a simple keyword search, you can learn about the employment prospects for a variety of careers, wage information and current job postings in the area.

Career Coach is also a very powerful tool for mapping your educational pathway, including degrees and certificates offered at Somerset Community College, to ensure you achieve your career goals.

Career Coach

SCC uses Handshake to help you find the latest jobs from employers hiring in our area.  You can get personalized job recommendations, directly engage with employers, attend virtual recruiting events, and apply to jobs meant for students like you.

Are you a current SCC student?

Create your free SCC Handshake account with your KCTCS email address, fill out your profile, and apply to the right jobs for you - it is that easy!


SCC Alumni

Great news! Handshake Career Management platform is available to you. Follow these instructions to get started today! Be sure to complete your profile so Handshake can work for you!

Commonly Asked Questions

Lidia Godbey

Certificates in: Public Leadership &  Supervisory Management - May 2020

As a typical non-traditional student and after many years of not being inside a classroom I was nervous about starting college again. My perspective changed as soon as I met Melissa Winstead from Career Services. The tools and resources she offered helped me to discover what I was most passionate about.

Another great experience that changed my perspective on college was to see how much she truly cares for the well-being of each student and the desire to see each and every single one of them succeed. This program not only gave me options, support, encouragement but also faith to believe that there was a better future for me and my family and that I had everything I needed to succeed in the field I choose. 

Until this day, I firmly believe that becoming a Store Manager for Rue21 company has a lot to do with the guidance and support I received from Melissa Winstead and the career Services.

In conclusion, I cannot express the importance of this program. I believe all students should gain a better understanding of what Career Services can do for them and the impact it will have in their future. The world will be a much better place for it, and I feel sure that many will decide, as I did, to continue with the effort!

Christina McDonald

AAS Medical Information Technology - May 2020

I began my college experience at 43. I had been working at a factory for 22 years and fully expected to retire from it. Unfortunately, it was closed in favor of the facility they had built in Mexico. I had the option to attend college on a grant that would pay for my first two years of continued education as long as I met the continuing requirements. I decided that obtaining an associate's degree was the best plan for my future. I did well in my classes but never really felt I had a solid grip on my options. During the course of my college experience, I discovered the student career services center. Up to this point, I had felt like a fish out of water and wasn't really sure of what I was working toward. Melissa told me about, and allowed me the time, to take an assessment test that showed where my interests laid.  She looked over the classes I had already taken and advised me on the classes I would need to take to pursue the field I chose. She delved deeper and showed my potential varying job opportunities from that education path and potential salaries. I left her office that day feeling more confident and in control than I had since I had begun my college career. I left with a plan and a sense of relief. With the help of Career Services, I landed a job in my field the week of finals during my last semester and have been there happily 10 months now.

Have a question? Let's talk.

Tracy Casada
(606) 451-6631

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