With summer fast approaching, there’s no better time than the present to start considering your job prospects for summer employment. The Maricopa Community Colleges’ Virtual Summer Job Fair as well as Paradise Valley Community College’s Job Shadow program are both great places to start.
Now through the end of May, students can check out the virtual summer job fair through Maricopa PipelineAZ for leads on prospective jobs.
- Create an account at https://mcccd.pipelineaz.com/ and then go to http://maricopa.edu/job-fair to register.
- Upload your resume, identify your skill set, and apply for various job opportunities.
Maricopa PipelineAZ is also a good place to see summer jobs at the local YMCA and Boys & Girls Club.
Another fantastic resource is networking with PVCC Alumni either through PVCC’s Job Shadow Program or the LinkedIn Alumni Module. John McCrudden, Supervisor of Career Services at PVCC, facilitates the job shadow program through Career Services, and said that it is a great way to connect your passions, skills, and education to find the perfect job match.
Students are matched with a mentor versed in one of PVCC’s various fields of interest (FOI). Mentors include alumni, faculty and staff mentors and meet with their mentee up to three times to share and explore an industry or occupation through the mentor's experiences. The idea is to provide students and alumni with a variety of professional development training, tools, resources, guidance, programs, and opportunities in order to instill the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to advance in their career trajectories.
In its first year, the program has connected more than 50 mentees with mentors throughout the community. To apply, click here or contact John McCrudden at 602-787-7073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.