The Career Services department coordinates employment services for Southern State. We offer students and alumni assistance in clarifying career goals and acquiring job search skills. We also assist employers with various objectives including recruitment.
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Office Hours & Locations
- Central Campus
- Student Services Office
- 8:00am – 12:00pm (Monday)
- 8:00am – 5:00pm (Wednesday & Friday)
- Fayette Campus
- Faculty Offices – Room 103
- 8:00am – 5:00pm (Monday)
- North Campus
- Room 316A
- 8:00am – 5:00pm (Thursday)
- Brown County Campus
- Director’s Office
- 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Tuesday)
Flexible times available upon request. Counseling hours available via appointment. Contact any Campus Location to schedule your appointment.
How We Can Help
From the beginning of your college experience, through graduation and beyond, Career Services is here to help you follow your bliss! We are here to help you learn about careers and occupations to plan your education accordingly with your desired career path. We also provide job search assistance, resume and cover letter writing techniques, interview preparation, coaching and debriefing, networking and tips and how-to’s.
According to a poll conducted on Right Management, the following responses were yielded for the statement "Sometimes I feel trapped in my current job and want to find a new position elsewhere":
- Strongly agree — 79%
- Somewhat agree — 7%
- Somewhat disagree — 7%
- Disagree — 7%
Looking for a job? View the Job Board to see local job openings. Jobs are posted as they become available so check back often!
David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?
Career or calling? This is certainly an important question for all choosing a career but especially those from ages 35 and after. Career expert Mark Savickas describes career as mattering: what really matters and how we will matter. New York Times columnist and author David Brooks talks about the difference between résumé virtues and eulogy virtues, important considerations in choosing your career.
Here you will find some resources to help you locate an internship.
Southern State Co-Op & Internship Programs
City of Dayton Internships with SOCHEIntern
There are a few things you should know before attending a job fair. Use this guide to better prepare:
Job Fairs Coming soon!
Additional Opportunities & Resources
Find assistance and get advice on various topics of job search through these resources.
Career development does not end when you start the job but is a lifelong process. As a service free of charge, Career & Counseling Services can help current students and alumni learn about:
- resumes as a career development summary and tool;
- adding value to your job and tracking results;
- career check-ups (Where am I and is my current work experience helping or hurting me in taking me where I want to go?);
- dealing with on the job stress through hardiness and the "3 C’s"; and
- career coaching (learning communication, supervisory and management techniques).
If you’re a local employer, Southern State wants to CONNECT with you! We offer various associate and certificate programs in areas ranging from pre-baccalaureate, nursing, business and technology as well as many training opportunities. We also provide job posting opportunities, annual job fairs, on-site interviews and recruiting, employerer assistance to meet your needs interfacing with Workforce Development.
Use the position posting request form to post a job opening on the Job Board online and on each of Southern State’s campuses. You can submit the form electronically, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 937.393.6682.
Recruiting & Other Services
To participate in the annual spring Southern State Job Fair, post an upcoming job fair, interview and recruit on campus, request a speaker regarding career/professional development or for any other assistance, please contact Tom Payton.