Graduation

Career Services

The Career Services Department at CCSJ, located in room 101 on the first floor, is here to support all students and alumni as they work towards the next steps in their careers – From exploring possible career options related to your major to helping you create and update your resume and cover letter to connecting you with jobs, internships, and employers interested in hiring CCSJ students. No matter which direction you’re trying to take your career, we’re here to help you every step!

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Services We Provide

  • Career Self-Assessment Tools
  • Internship Planning and Assistance
  • Job Readiness Advising and Coaching
  • Internship and Job Preparation Workshops
  • Hosting Job Fairs and employer events
  • Assistance with On-Campus Work-Study
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development and Review
  • Preparation and Practice for Upcoming Job Interviews
  • Help with Networking and Branding
  • Assistance in finding job and internship opportunities

Department Goals and Results

Goal:

The primary goal of the Career Services department is to ensure that a minimum of 85% of all graduates achieve “Post-Graduate Placement”, meaning they have secured a job related to their degree field or continued with their education, within one year of graduation.

Results:

Results for the 2021-2022 academic year are coming soon.

Quick

Links

We know that Career Services can sometimes feel overwhelming, but the good news is that we’re here to help! The best thing you can do to get started is to meet with your Career Advisor.

For the 2022-2023 school year, each student will have a Career Advisor assigned to them based on their major. Please review the list below to find your career advisor.

Guides to Get Started

We know that finding your next job or internship can sometimes seem challenging and overwhelming, which is why we have created guides to help you get started with some of the most important steps in the process. Please click on the links below to download a guide to help you get started:

Building A Resume

Writing A Cover Letter

Preparing for A Job Interview

Internship requirement

For many students looking to take their academic knowledge and apply it in real work situations, internships can be a great way for all students to gain valuable hands-on experience in their field, explore potential future career opportunities, and develop professional network connections.

The following programs require an internship prior to graduation:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Art
  • Human Services
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • English, Writing, & Professional Communication/English & Media Communication

While these are the only programs that require an internship, Career Services is here to support students of all majors and degree programs who may be interested in internships as well.

Please speak with your Program Director or Career Advisor for more specifics about internships and specific requirements as they relate to your degree.

Job and Internship Searching

The Career Services Department at CCSJ has partnered with two new platforms to help students search for job and internship opportunities, connect with employers, and learn more about their chosen professions.

Handshake is a national platform for college students and alumni searching for their next opportunity. Along with searching for positions you can also schedule an appointment with your advisor, upload a resume or cover letter for review, and attend workshops and webinars about a variety of career topics.

Similar to Handshake, Ascend is another job and internship searching platform where you can search for new opportunities and connect with potential employers interested in hiring college students and alumni. Ascend specifically focuses on local, regional, and state opportunities throughout Indiana, to give you that more localized and personal connection.

Employer partners

The Career Services Department at Calumet College of St. Joseph is always looking to connect employer partners with qualified, quality CCSJ students and alumni.

A few of the ways we partner with Employers include:

  • Assisting companies in hiring for internships, part-time, and full-time positions
  • Hosting organizations and employers on campus for hiring events and job fairs
  • Inviting employer representatives to talk with students about their industries and professional pathways

If you are a company, organization, or business that would like to partner with CCSJ, please reach out to us at careerservices@ccsj.edu to discuss in more detail.

For more information about our internship requirements and guidelines, please click the link below.

CCSJ Internship Partnership

Alumni

Whether you are alumni who just graduated and are now looking to utilize your degree and advance your career, or you are an alumnus looking to give back to the next generation of job seekers, the Career Services Department is here to assist!

For Alumni looking to give back to current students:

We would love to have you on board to share opportunities from your company, participate in industry panels and professional conversations, or even become a mentor to a young student looking for guidance. Please e-mail mvicars@ccsj.edu to discuss things in more detail

For Alumni looking to utilize Career Services to find a new opportunity:

Regardless of when you graduated, we’re here to help. Please click on the “meet your Career Advisor” tab above and reach out to the advisor who assists with your previous degree program. If you do not see your degree listed, please e-mail mvicars@ccsj.edu for additional support. You can also click the link below for more information.

Career Services Alumni Network

Contact Career Services

Matt Vicars

 Phone: (219) 473-4253
 Office: 101B
 E-mail: mvicars@ccsj.edu

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Degree programs:

  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital & Studio Arts
  • English, Media & Communications
  • English, Writing, & Pro. Comm
  • Human Services
  • Masters of Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Safety Management
  • Public Safety Administration

Eric Nemchock

 Phone: (219) 473-4382
 Office: 101B
 E-mail: enemchock@ccsj.edu

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Degree programs:

  • Accounting
  • Biomedical Science
  • Elementary Education
  • Forensic Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science
  • General Studies
  • Health Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Masters of Psychology
  • Masters of Teaching
  • Medical Lab Science
  • Psychology

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