FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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Student FAQ

Career Coaches are trained to listen to you, help formulate goals based on your needs, and assist you in finding the best resources to meet those needs. Formal assessments are often used to help you move toward realistic action plans to meet your goals. Career Services staff will be respectful of you and are genuinely willing to help.

Career Coaches do not assist with academic course schedules, academic holds, or job placements.

Expectations of Coaching Appointments:

Career planning can be an overwhelming process, complicated by many factors including self-perceptions, others' expectations, and the economy. Our Career Coaches are available to help you:

  • Clarify your career/major goals
  • Choose a career direction
  • Assess skills, abilities, interests, and priorities
  • Locate career information
  • Learn job search techniques

We strongly recommend students make an appointment and to book ahead. We offer in-person, phone, or virtual appointments. You can schedule an appointment with any Career Coach by loging into Handshake :https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/appointments.

Career Services offers 3 schedule appointment types.  All appointments can be scheduled through Handshake.  

In-person

We strongly encourage students to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing when attending their in-person appointment.  Students must make an appointment through Handshake:https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/appointments

Zoom

Students may schedule a virtual appointment. When you make your appointment, you will be given your Coach’s personal meeting room information.  A video webcam and audio are needed.   

Telephone

Our Coaches offer phone appointments.  Please review your Coach’s instructions, you may need to provide your phone number to them, or you may need to call them at the time of your appointment.

We offer walk-in appointments for these topics only:

  • Resume/cover letter review
  • CIP and Co-op eligibility form
  • Focus 2 Career Exploration Assessment
  • Finding Jobs and Internships in Handshake
  • Activating/ filling our your Handshake Profile

Walk-In Hours:

South Campus:

Mondays: 1pm-4pm

Tuesdays 8:30am - 11:0am

Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Taylorsville Redwood Campus:

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

Wednesday 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Thursday 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 11:30am

Jordan Campus

Westpointe Campus

Tuesday 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Thursday 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Jordan Campus 

Monday 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 11:30am

Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Once logged into Handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/postings, you can search for on-campus, local or national jobs. Make sure to fill out your profile and take the survey to get the most accurate job listings.

There are four types of on-campus roles:

    • Campus Internship Program (requirements, see below for more information)
    • Internships
    • Student employment positions
    • Work-Study positions (requirements, see below for more information)

For work-study preferred or required roles- only students who have been awarded work-study through financial aid are qualified. Go here to learn what work-study is: http://www.slcc.edu/financialaid/work-study-program.aspx

For CIP go to this website to look at eligility: https://www.slcc.edu/careerservices/cip/index.aspx

 

 

 

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and employment opportunities related to your course of study. FWS jobs are available on campus, local elementary schools, and nonprofit organizations. Money from FWS is earned, so it does not have to be repaid. Students receive a paycheck like any other job.

A student is awarded FWS eligibility like other forms of financial aid. Students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need. Students with financial need who indicate interest in FWS on the Student Information Form will receive a financial aid offer including FWS eligibility. A new FAFSA is required each academic year that you choose to work in a FWS job. You can find a job or internship using your Work-Study funds on Handshake:https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/postings

 

For support on finding a job or internship, contact Melissa Kraft at: mkraft6@slcc.edu

 

The Campus Internship Program (CIP) provides SLCC students the opportunity to obtain a paid internship opportunity with an on-campus office or department. The goal of CIP is to provide students with professional development, new learning opportunities, and career mentorship. You will develop professional skills and experiences which support your current and future educational and career goals. Not only will you receive valuable mentorship from your supervisor, Career Services will also host workshops and other events designed to gain tools and knowledge that you can you use long after you complete your degree. Do not miss out on this great opportunity.

  • Earn $15.00 per hour working on campus.
  • Work between 15 and 20 hours a week.
  • Get valuable mentorship from supervisors.
  • Gain skills and experiences that will benefit the rest of your career.
  • Able to work on campus or a hybrid schedule depending on department.
  • Receive programming from Career Coaches on topics such as GallupStrengths Finder, Career Development, and Major Exploration.

 

 Before applying for a CIP position review the CIP Student Eligibility Form and answer the questions to the best of your knowledge for the year and semester.

To verify you are eligible for a CIP Position schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/appointments

Cooperative Education is a class that offers elective credits toward participating majors if your current employment is related to your major. You need to already be working at least 20 hours a week and there must be opportunities for you to learn new things on the job.You will need to make an appointment with a Coach on Handshake to learn more.You will need to talk to a Career Coach. They will determine if you qualify and will register you for the course.  Schedule an appointment by logging into Handshake:https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/appointments

 

Stop by Career Services at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus (TRC) to select complimentary professional clothing, shoes, and accessories for that important interview, career fair, or first day on the job! Make sure to bring your own bag as we do not have bags.

  • Location STC 002
  • Hours- Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
CAREER BOUTIQUE POLICIES:
  • Students are allowed to come to our closet at a max 3x per semester. Students may take up to 10 items.
  • Community members are able to use the boutique once per 6 month period and are at a limit of five items per individuals.
  • We do take donated items- though they need to be cleaned, and sorted through before they are dropped off at our TRC location. They also need to be in style- meaning the clothes were made within the past five-seven years.
  • The clothing boutique is a great free resource for students, staff, and faculty members. We do reserve the right to refuse service to those who we feel are abusing the system. Examples of this are coming in to resale clothes, swiping random clothing into a bag and leaving, and coming in more than 3x per semester. 
  • If we are low on clothing, we may limit how many items a community member, faculty, and staff can take and prioritize students who have not used the boutique in the past 6 months.

 As a current or future SLCC student, you have access to our free online major and career exploration tool called Focus 2.  To access Focus 2 as a current student, log into Handshake:https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/schools/2870/articles

You may also meet with one of our Career Coaches for career exploration.log into Handshake to make an appointment: https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/appointments

For prospective students who do not have an Snumber: creating a Focus2 Apply account (you do this once and it takes less than five minutes) you’ll have at your fingertips a self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you select the right area of study, explore various career options, and provide you with valuable occupational information before you become a student at SLCC: :https://www.focus2career.com/Portal/Register.cfm?SID=1646

 

 

Employer FAQ

Complete the online employer profile through Handshake.  Your profile will be approved within 48 hours and once approved, you will be able to post your job. 

Your position will remain posted for the time you specify or if you do not provide a time, it will default for one month. This service is free of charge.

Career Services will review postings with students and assist them with resume, and interviewing preparation, but will not follow up with students.

Career Services provides various job fairs for employers with SLCC students, alumni, and the community.  Please visit our employer engagement page for more information:

https://www.slcc.edu/careerservices/employersbeta/index.aspx

What to Expect at Salt Lake Community College Job Fairs

  • Students are looking for part-time and full-time opportunities to help pay for school and cost of living.
  • Many students are "shopping" around for jobs and companies to fit their needs and personal values.
  • Students' top three priorities according recent data are: 1) companies who actively value diverse, inclusive, and equitable practices, 2) companies who offer flexible hours, and 3) companies who pay a minimum of $14.00 an hour. 
  • At our Job Fairs, students are not always looking for a lifelong career at these events; we encourage students to attend to begin networking with employers and exploring career options even if they are not actively job seeking.
  • Some students may be required to participate in an in-person fair for a class assignment.
  • Speaking Spanish and recruiting in Spanish is highly encouraged! 

As a valued employer we would like to extend an invitation to you and your organization to enter into an agreement to highlight your company and employment opportunities to Salt Lake Community College students. Our Employer Sponsorship program is designed to create high visibility for participating companies.  We offer three different packages for you to choose from, please see our Become a Partner page to see each package.

 Employers can continue to post their positions on Handshake, attend in-person and virtual job fairs, and table at any campus. Please visit our Employers Tab for more information:https://www.slcc.edu/careerservices/employers/index.aspx

 



 We will post flyers on our Hot Jobs online board and on our physical job boards after employers post their position on Handshake.

Faculty/Staff FAQ

Faculty may request in-class and virtual's  workshops by filling out our Workshop Request Form. Please provide at least 2 business days for a response and 2 weeks’ notice of the presentation.  Visit our Faculty/Staff toolbox for other resources.

Students will need to log into Handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/postings. From there students can search for on-campus, local or national jobs. Make sure students fill out their profile and take the survey to get the most accurate job listings.

There are four types of on-campus roles:

    • Campus Internship Program (requirements, see below for more information)
    • Internships
    • Student employment positions
    • Work-Study positions (requirements, see below for more information)

For work-study preferred or required roles- only students who have been awarded work-study through financial aid are qualified. Go here to learn what work-study is: http://www.slcc.edu/financialaid/work-study-program.aspx

For CIP go to this website to look at eligility: https://www.slcc.edu/careerservices/cip/index.aspx

 

 

The Campus Internship Program (CIP) provides offices across SLCC the opportunity to partner with Career Services to create paid internships for SLCC students. The goal of CIP is to provide students with professional development, new learning opportunities, and career mentorship at any SLCC campus. Students are paid at $15.00 per hour and can work between 15-20 hours per week.  CIP is an opportunity for your office or academic department to benefit from the support of a student employee through peer-to-peer interactions, project-based support, or in other ways that allows the student to gain meaningful skills they can use to support their educational and career goals. 

Career Services supplies the funding for a department to have a CIP student. Funding is only provided for CIP. The funding comes from the Career Services office, though funding is limited. Please note work-study and CIP are not same program, they are two different funding sources. Career Services funding does not roll over and changes each year. There may be times that a department needs to go on a waitlist until funding is available.

You can hire a student who has work-study for CIP. What this means is the student would use their financial aid rather than CIP funding. Work-study is only acquired through financial aid and a student would of applied through FASFA during the FASFA application time frame. A student would of been granted fiancial aid and sent a letter regarding their aid. A student cannot apply for work-study without applying for FASFA. For more information on work-study please go here:http://www.slcc.edu/financialaid/work-study-program.aspx

 

To request a CIP student you must first email April Teran to see if there is funding availability. If approved, your next steps are posting a CIP position in Handshake. Once approved, your posting will go live. Important FAQs on posting:

  • Do not post a position without requesting a student first.
  • Make sure you have a department employer account- do not join SLCC's exisiting account- you will be denied. Click here for instructions on how to create a seperate department in Handshake:https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005590433-On-Campus-Employers-Company-Model-Configuration
  • All postings in Handshake must have "CIP" in front of the internship title. Example: CIP Career Peer Mentor.
  • Handshake is new to SLCC. Pleae encourage students to log-into Handshake to find CIP roles.

Please click here to review the CIP Student Application. New supervisors will attend a scheduled CIP Orientation where we will review program requirements and processes.

Career Services is here to consult with you if you need support, guidance, or clarification regarding any details and responsibilities. Please contact April Teran at April.teran@slcc.edu.

Financial Aid oversees the entire work-study process. Career Services helps students use their work-study via jobs and internships.

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and employment opportunities related to your course of study. FWS jobs are available on campus, local elementary schools, and nonprofit organizations. Money from FWS is earned, so it does not have to be repaid. Students receive a paycheck like any other job.

A student is awarded FWS eligibility like other forms of financial aid. Students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need. Students with financial need who indicate interest in FWS on the Student Information Form will receive a financial aid offer including FWS eligibility. A new FAFSA is required each academic year.

Students with financial need may be awarded FWS eligibility up to $6,000 for the academic year. That is the maximum amount you can earn through the Federal Work-Study program during that academic year. For those who have earned their maximum amount listed on the financial aid offer, you have three options. Employers have the option of either reaching out to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to determine whether the student has additional eligibility, hire you as an hourly employee, or terminate the position.

Paychecks are distributed twice a month. See the Payroll website for additional information related to paycheck timing and process.

 

Career Services supplies funding support ONLY for CIP.  Funding does not roll over and changes each year. There may be times that a department needs to go on a waitlist until funding is available.  Please note work-study is seperate from CIP and is only acquired through financial aid. A student cannot apply for work-study without applying for FASFA.

Any SLCC department looking to hire a student will need to create their OWN department account in Handshake. You do not want to join SLCC's exisiting account- you will be denied. Click below for instructions on how to create a seperate department account in Handshake:https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005590433-On-Campus-Employers-Company-Model-Configuration

Important FAQs:

  • There will be an option to join an existing account. You do not want this option, you will create your own department account.
  • Do not create a student account- unless that is your intention- you will need to follow the instructions for employers.
  • Make sure to not use your bruinmail as bruinmail's no longer exist.
  • Make sure to have multiple ownwers. In case someone leaves, you will still have access to add or deactivate employees.

Alumni FAQ

 

Recent Alumni (Less than 2 years since completion)

If you graduated from SLCC within two years- you are considered a "recent alumni" and can still use Career Services resources including Handshake.

Alumni (More than 2 years since completion)

At this point you are considered an Alumni and will be directed to the Alumni office http://www.slcc.edu/alumni/