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.
- Tom Payton
- Coordinator, Career & Counseling Services
- 800.628.7722 x2713 (Office)
- 740.505.1123 (Cell)
View all Career Services Staff
Flexible times available upon request. Career counseling hours available via appointment. Contact any Campus Location or ext. 2825 to schedule your appointment.
Office Hours & Locations
- Central Campus
- Student Services Office
- Mondays – 8:00am - 12:00pm
- Fridays – 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Fayette Campus
- Faculty Offices – Room 103
- Wednesdays – 8:00am - 12:00pm
- Thursdays – 1:00pm - 5:00pm
- North Campus
- Room 313
- Thursdays – 8:00am - 12:00pm
- Brown County Campus
- Flex Office
- Tuesdays – 8:00am - 5:00pm
How We Can Help
Potential & Current Students – 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 one-on-one job search assistance, resume and cover letter writing techniques, interview preparation, coaching and debriefing, and networking tips and how-to's. One-on-one Career Choice Resources include:
- Holland Career Types
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator
- Values Inventory
- Career Coach
- My Career Story
- and many more
Students & Alumni – Career development does not end when you start the job but is a lifelong process. As a service free of charge, Career Services can help current students and alumni learn about: resumes, adding value to your job and tracking the results, career check-ups, dealing with on the job stress, and career coaching.
Need help choosing a career path? SSCC's Career Coach Assessment can guide you to potential career opportunities within your major, or browse through a list of Programs & Careers offered by Southern State.
Looking for a job? View the Job Board to see local job openings. Jobs are posted as they become available so check back often!
Use the Position Posting Request Form to post a job opening online and on each of Southern State’s campuses. You can submit the form electronically, email it to email@example.com or fax it to 937.393.6682.
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.
There are a few things you should know before attending a job fair. Use this guide to better prepare:
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Job Search Resources & Tools
Find assistance and get advice on various topics of job search through these resources.
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, employer assistance to meet your needs interfacing with Workforce Development.
Position Posting Request Form
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.
The Employment Guide to Questioning Applicants is a publication of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and is a quick and easy guide illustrating questions that are and are not permissible during an interview. This is an excellent training handout for people involved in the selection process.