• Student Resources

    CCAC provides materials from a variety of colleges and universities, including brochures, catalogs, applications, video cassettes, Internet sites and databases, computerized college and university search programs, and scholarship and financial aid information.

    Full and Part-Time Jobs 

    Register online for the CCAC Job Bank. It's a great place to look for local jobs listed through CCAC.

    Our professional placement staff can help you develop career search strategies exploring how to tap into hidden job markets. Staff members can help you investigate career openings, job opportunities and job growth potential in various fields. Graduates looking for a job also should register at the Job Placement & Career Services office. Many local employers list job vacancies with our office. In processing employers' hiring inquiries, staff members rely upon students' registration, resume and letters of recommendation.

    Federal Work Study

    The Federal Work-Study Program is a form of federal financial aid made available to qualified, eligible students. Funds received for the Federal Work-Study Program are provided from the U.S. Department of Education. The college provides an institutional match for funds received by the Department and therefore provides additional funds to spend on the program.

    The primary purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program is to assist eligible students who have demonstrated financial need with funds to help defray their educational costs. This part-time employment provides both financial and educational benefits to students. Wages earned assist students with transportation, personal and living expenses while enrolled at the college. In addition, the experiences gained on the job provide students with relevant job experiences that can be built upon in future employment planning.

    Students are placed, whenever possible, in jobs that best fit their interests, experiences and academic major. Not all students will be placed in areas requested.

    Student Eligibility

    Students requesting Federal Work-Study funds must meet certain eligibility criteria for employment in the program. These are as follows:

    • Work Study Application (available in Financial Aid or Job Placement and Career Service offices)
    • Students must be currently enrolled for at least 6 credits during fall/spring;
    • Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal needs analysis formula. Factors used in the needs analysis formula include such things as student and parent taxable and untaxable income, assets of both the student and parent and the number of family members in the household. 
    • Students must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or an eligible resident alien.
    • Students must not be in default on an educational loan or owe repayment of an educational grant.

    Students must be in good academic standing according to the Federal Financial Aid Guidelines

    Resume and Cover Letter Service

    The following resources are available to individuals who may need assistance in preparing a resume and/or cover letter. CCAC Job Placement and Career Services assists community members, students and alumni in all aspects of their job search. Individual, group, on-line and in-print assistance with resume and cover letter writing, successful interviewing techniques and effective job search skills are available. Individual assistance can be scheduled by contacting the Job Placement & Career Services office at a campus most convenient to you.

    Resumes

    Resume formats can vary depending on the type of position of interest and what areas a person wants to highlight, such as, education and work experience. Please reference the Job Search Manual for examples of the types of formats. For more resume information and templates that are widely available please contact the Job Placement and Career Services office at a campus most convenient to you.

    Cover Letters
    Cover letters vary as well, but all cover letters typically attempt to highlight similar subjects. A cover letter typically accompanies each resume you send out. Your cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview and having your resume ignored, so, it makes good sense to devote the necessary time and effort to writing effective cover letters. 

    A cover letter should complement, not duplicate your resume. Its purpose is to interpret the data-oriented, factual resume and add a personal touch. A cover letter is often your earliest written contact with a potential employer, creating a critical first impression.

    Cover Letter Format
    To be effective, your cover letter should follow the basic format of a typical business letter and should address three general issues: 

    1. First Paragraph - Why you are writing 
    2. Middle Paragraphs - What you have to offer 
    3. Concluding Paragraph – [How to contact you and expression of looking forward to meeting]

    Assistance with Planning and Organizing Your Job Search 

    • Assistance with Job Search and on line application processes
    • Job Search Strategies (Networking, Internet, Job Fairs, Targeted Searches-Employer and Industry, Professional Associations, State and Local Agencies)
    • Mock Interviews
    • Identifying the steps you need to take and the resources you will need 
    • Create a timeline for your job search plan 
    • Utilize resources from Career Services and your academic college 
    • Check the events section for upcoming Workshops and Job Fairs
    • Remember adversity is part of job search, so maintain a positive frame of mind and be persistent

    Career Library

    Use CCAC's career library. It contains information on careers, salary ranges, educational qualifications, long range job predictions, how to conduct the job search, and choosing a major and career. 

    Job Placement Glossary of Terms

    A glossary of terms is available that contains terms and definitions that are commonly used by Job Placement and Career Services professionals. Use the Glossary of Terms.