Pima’s MyCareerLink helps Students Find Work

New Pima site links students to employers

 

By CELESTE ORENDAIN

 

Pima Community College students and recent alumni have a new resource to help them compete in the job market.

 

MyCareerLink is a way to organize documents such as résumés and cover letters.

 

Students can also learn about internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities in areas that interest them. The link connects students with employers online.

 

The free site has other tools as well, such as salary calculators.

 

To access MyCareerLink, students first log on to MyPima via the pima.edu website. They next go to the Student Resources tab, then click on “MyCareerLink.” Students can create an individual account and enter their personalized information.

 

“Over 160 employers are already looking for Pima College students,” PCC Program Manager Michele Betzen said. “Since the beginning of the summer when MyCareerLink started, there have been over 270 different job openings listed.”

 

Listings range from application developer to X-ray technician.  Most of the jobs are located within Tucson or Arizona.

 

Students follow a series of steps when creating an account. They can upload documents such as résumés, artwork or assignment papers.

 

When students submit their résumé, they receive feedback from Pima’s program services office if it needs revision. The goal is to help students create better résumés, and therefore have a better chance of getting a job.

 

Once a student’s first résumé is approved, the site allows the student to edit documents as needed.

 

Employers have their own access to the site to upload job information. Students can view each employer’s profile and listings.

 

“Employers are very happy to have an online system,” Betzen said.

 

Employers can find more information about MyCareerLink at PCC’s Student Recruitment and Internships webpage, pima.edu/business-industry/recruitment-internships/index.html.

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