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Spring 2022 OCC Career Fairs

Students and alumni should attend both events dressed to impress and ready to network with employers. Career Services has a variety of workshops to help you properly prepare for both fairs. Find our full list of workshops and register below!

Wednesday, March 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.
via Handshake

The Career & Internship Fair will be held virtually on Handshake for students and alumni from all majors. The Fair is a great networking opportunity for anyone looking to connect with industry professionals and enhance their job and internship search. Participants will meet with local, regional, and national employers in 1:1 and group sessions to learn about internship, full-time, and part-time opportunities. There will be both work-from-home and in-person opportunities available. Employers representing corporate, government, and non-profit sectors from a variety of industries will be in attendance. Please note that registration for employers is an ongoing process, so check Handshake often for an updated list!

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Tuesday, April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
in the Health and Physical Education Center – Bldg. #29 (Gym)

The Part-Time Job Fair will be held outside on the campus mall at the Ocean County College main campus in Toms River, New Jersey. This event is for students and alumni from all majors to meet with local employers to discuss immediate opportunities, such as part-time jobs, seasonal work, and internships. Employers representing corporate, government, and non-profit sectors from a variety of industries will be in attendance. Please note that registration for employers is an ongoing process, so check Handshake often for an updated list! Due to the impending weather forecast, the event will be held inside The Health and Physical Education Center, Gym Bldg. #29.

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Welcome to Career Services at OCC!

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Our mission is to assist students in setting a course to professional success. We offer a number of career resources to help you find a career in this changing and growing job market. Let’s get you on the path to the career you always wanted.

Students and Alumni can book an appointment by emailing: careerservices@ocean.edu.

Adult students in a computer lab

Students

My Plan – Discover careers based on your Personality, Interest, Skills, and Values. Create an account, enter License Code: 2RR4G6LP, and email Career Services to set up an appointment to review the results.

What can I do with this major? Explore majors and career options that interest

Meet with Career coach at Career Services to draft, revise, and polish your professional documents.

Internships – Internship and employment opportunities

Handshake – OCC’s employment database for students, alumni, and employers

Learn how to effectively and efficiently search for jobs and internships, develop your interview skills, craft an elevator pitch, and master the art of networking.

Contact Career Services now to: request a presentation

Join the Career Services group on the Ocean County College app, to stay up to date with local job and internship postings, services, and events.

Employers

Handshake – Create an employer account

Internships – We offer students college credit for internships

Email all up-to-date hiring flyers to careerservices@ocean.edu. We will post them on the OCC app and distribute to respective students

Are you interested in speaking to a classroom or student organization? Please email: careerservices@ocean.edu and let us know!

Please be sure to check back for upcoming Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 dates!

Any questions, feel free to email: careerservices@ocean.edu.

Events

Stop by the Student Center to speak with a representative.

May Schedule – All events are scheduled from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
BAYADA Wednesday, 5/4
Proud Moments ABA Thursday, 5/5
Drive Smart Warranty Wednesday, 5/11

Check Handshake Events for workshops, information sessions, and recruiting events hosted by Ocean County College and local and regional employers!

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) hosts many networking events and career readiness events throughout the semester. Check out the full list of events here!

Career Services FAQ

OCC Career Services is a department dedicated to ensuring our students have the best information possible upon graduating from our school. Here you will find career fair information, career workshops, networking events and more. Career services also works with employers to provide tabling opportunities, outreach via flyers with hiring opportunities, classroom presentations and connection to our student body for potential opportunities. Contact career services for more information!

OCC Career Services works to make sure our students and alumni have the best understanding of career paths and options upon entering the workforce. Our career advisors work to direct students towards a suitable career path while receiving their degree. After graduating from Ocean County College student will understand potential career options and where to continue their professional development.

With the vast amount of jobs offered it may feel overwhelming knowing what direction to dedicate your studies towards. If you have ever found yourself asking questions along the lines of: “is consumer services a good career path?”, “is capital goods a good career path?” or even “is business services a good career path?” a career advisor may be good to meet.

Career Advisors can help with:

  • Resume and cover letter writing.
  • Finding local internship and employment opportunities.
  • Effective job searching.
  • Practice for professional presentations by performing mock interviews.

Meet the Staff

Kirsten Bollinger, MSEd, NCC
Career Services Coordinator
kbollinger@ocean.edu
732.255.0400 ext.7205

Maria Galindo, Administrative Assistant
mgalindo@ocean.edu
732.255.0400 ext.2193

Contact Us!

For more information:
Call: 732 255-0400 ext. 2349
Email: careerservices@ocean.edu

Campus Location

Administration Building #1 Room 101
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the campus and parking, view the Campus Map.

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