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Career and Guidance

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 Welcome to the Gator Career and Guidance Center, where it is our goal to educate, support, and guide individuals in the process of career planning. The staff/counselors are here to assist you acquire the information and necessary skills to transition from the classrooms to the workplace.

GCGC has something to offer everyone. Whether you are uncertain about a major, a career choice, writing resumes, or interviewing, you can utilize the center when needed to make these major decisions. A variety of tools are available to help students assess their interests, skills, work values, and personality types, and match these attributes with specific careers. We are here to help.

Feel free to contact LaTanya Miles, Career Advisor, or Bre Mottu, Career Services, by email or come by to explore any of our services or any questions you may have.

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Career Advice

Career counselors and advisors can meet with you one-on-one to discuss your plans and help you find a focus for your career and life. They can also introduce you to a wealth of resources located at the career services office.

The Gator Career and Guidance Center will help you learn about various occupations. As well as point you toward resources you can use to gather information. We have an in-house career and professional development library. 

 

  

Job Interview Preparation

As with every skill you've ever learned, you have to know the technique and then practice, practice, practice. A mock interview will not only help you perfect your technique, but it will also allow you to get valuable feedback and coaching on your performance. A mock interview helps you learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve your communication skills, and reduce your stress before your job interview. Also, you may be interested in a list of 50 Most Common Interview Questions. If you would like to schedule a mock interview, come by the Counseling and Testing department to speak with a counselor about preparing for an upcoming interview.
 

Mock Interview Cancellation Policy: You must personally contact LaTanya Miles or Bre Mottu by email or telephone (2) business days BEFORE the scheduled interview to cancel.  


Career Library

In the Gator Career and Guidance Center you will find a library of Professional Development Resource Books

 

Resume and Cover Letter Advice and Critiques

Are you wondering whether you’ve prepared your resume correctly, or have you put off preparing one at all? A meeting with a Career Advisor can help you learn the basics; from what information to include to what typeface to use. If you don’t have a resume or need assistance putting one together, feel free to use one of the Resume Templates below to assist you in developing your resume, and then bring or submit a copy to LaTanya Miles for assistance in revising your resume for a more tailored, professional look.

Resume Templates

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Assessment Testing

Are you uncertain about what career and/or major to pursue. Or have you already chosen a major but aren’t sure where it can take you? Career counselors are trained to administer a variety of standardized tests that can help you pinpoint careers that suit your interests, values, and personality type. Visit the Counseling and Testing office to find out more information. 

Job Search


Gator Career and Guidance Center maintains job listings on several platforms- College Central Network, Job Binder and two job boards located inside of the Center, Hot Jobs board located in the hallway near Gator Hall, and on The Brazosport Career and Transfer Facebook page.


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 Online Resources

Career Coach

The Gator Career and Guidance Center is proud to announce the addition of Career Coach, a valuable online search tool, to its website. Career Coach gives the students the power to explore hundreds of potential careers while providing them with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans. This new tool provides career information and career options necessary for student success at GRCC. 

Students can search for a job or a program with keywords related to your career interest. Career Coach provides students and potential students with information about:


• Regional employment descriptions
• Career opportunities with occupational forecasts
• Income potential
• Education and training available at GRCC for those specific careers.
• Real-time job postings


Additionally, you can create an account with your own login and password. Once you create an account, you may bookmark your searched information for further exploration when you return to Career Coach. Career Coach also contains a Resume Builder that helps you create your own resume. At present there is no way to save your resume on the Career Coach system, but you may export it into MS Word after you have finished. Once you export your resume you can continue to edit the document in MS Word.


Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information available from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Petrochemical

 

Like many people, you may not know Petrochemical—and all the ways it makes life better. The Petrochemical industry, Petrochem for short, is the source of everyday products like shoes and perfumes, paint and eyeglasses, bandages and game controllers. They all contain materials that come from the natural gas and crude oil processed by the Petrochemical industry.

Career OneStop

 

Career OneStop is your source for career exploration, training, and jobs.

The Riley Guide

 

The Riley Guide- The Web's premier gateway for job search, career exploration and school information, since 1994.

Career Decision Making System

Success and satisfaction in your career requires learning about yourself and the world of work. The Career Decision Making System will help you to know yourself, your abilities, your work values, potential jobs to explore as well as help you know the world of work.

O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Veteran Employment


The Veterans Employment Center™ (VEC) connects Veterans and their families with meaningful employment and career-development opportunities.

 

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 Contact Us

 
LaTanya Miles, MBA
Career and Academic Advisor
979-230-3429
Bre Mottu
PT AOA- Career Services
979-230-3317

 

Office Hours

​Monday- Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 6:15 p.m.
Friday
​8:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.
 

Upcoming Events



 

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