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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 our Career Coordinator at Career Services to draft, revise, and polish your professional documents. Please refer to the Quick Guides below to get started!

Internship Information – Start here to learn more about OCC’s Internship program and policies.

Handshake – OCC’s employment database for students and alumni

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.

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 and connect with students and alumni!

Internships – We offer students college credit for internships

Network and recruit OCC students for your current job openings. Please email Career Services at careerservices@ocean.edu to request a date. We host employers Monday – Thursday, 10AM – 2PM in the Larson Student Center (Bldg. 8)

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

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

Check back for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 dates!

Feel free to email careerservices@ocean.edu with any questions.

Events

FALL 2022 Workshops

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

(In-Person)

Tues. September 20th 11AM Connecting Majors to Careers Workshop

Thurs. September 22nd 2PM Writing a Winning Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

(WebEx)

Tues. October 11th 2PM Connecting Majors to Careers Workshop

Wed. October 19th 1PM Writing a Winning Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

Wed. October 26th 11AM Prepare for the Virtual Internship/Career Fair

Thurs. October 27th 12PM Job & Internship Search Strategies Workshop

(In-Person/WebEx)

Thurs. November 3rd 3PM Connecting Majors to Careers Workshop

Tues. November 15th 1PM Writing a Winning Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

Wed. November 30th 11AM Job & Internship Search Strategies Workshop

Session Descriptions

Connecting Majors to Careers Workshop

Discover your “Next Steps” in your academic and career journey. Attend this workshop to learn how to narrow down your focus if there are multiple interest areas, and discover online tools and resources (career assessments) to help you research all of your career options!

Writing a Winning Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

Do you want to create a resume/cover letter? Already have documents you want to improve? OCC Career Services is here to help! At this workshop, you will learn how your resume is used in the internship and job search, the best formatting techniques, and how to tailor your documents to specific positions.

Job & Internship Search Strategies Workshop

On the hunt for an internship or job? Start learning the tools and resources that can aid in your search process. Learn about different online resources such as OCC’s Handshake platform, learn how to network, the importance of career fairs, and create that perfect elevator pitch!

Prepare for the Internship/Career Fair

This workshop will help prepare students for the Virtual Internship & Career Fair. Learn what to expect, professionalism, networking, follow-up, and more. This workshop will also provide specific tips to navigate virtual fairs and interviews.

OCC and Kean/Ocean students: Stop by the Larson Student Center to visit with one or many of our employers that will be on-campus this Fall semester. Network with company staff, learn about their organization and discover current job opportunities.

All visits will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Larson Student Center – Bldg. #8

Wednesday, September 21st Point Pleasant Beach Department
Monday, September 26th Express Clothing Store
Thursday, September 29th Primerica Store

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 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 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 earning their degrees. After graduating from Ocean County College, students will understand potential career options and where to continue their professional development.

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.

Quick Guides

Resume PDF

Career Services 732-255-0400 x2349 careerservices@ocean.edu

FORMATTING & APPEARANCE
Margins: 0.6” – 1” consistent on all four sides
Font Type: Times New Roman, Cambria, Garamond or other “serif” font
Font Size: Name: Bolded and slightly larger (up to size 16pt. font); Body: 11 to 12pt. font
Length: 1 page for most undergraduate resumes (depending on experience)
Reverse Chronological Order: List your most recent experience first under Education and Experience headings

COMMON CATEGORIES

IDENTIFICATION

  • Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, LinkedIn URL

EDUCATION

Only include institutions that you have received a degree from

  • List majors and minors
  • Type of Degree (Associate of Arts), Month and Year of Graduation or Expected Graduation
  • GPA: list if 3.0 or above

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Include jobs, internships, volunteer and field experiences relevant to your field of interest

WORK EXPERIENCE or OTHER EXPERIENCE

Include part-time or full-time jobs

  • Incorporate specific accomplishments and skills transferable to your field of interest such as communication, time management, problem solving, administrative, etc.

SKILLS

This section can include skills that set you apart from other candidates

  • Computer and/or Social Media Skills: Microsoft systems, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Language Skills: Specify the language and whether or not you can speak, read and/or write it
  • Certifications: CPR, AED, First Aid, ServSafe, etc., (all certifications listed should be current)

OPTIONAL HEADINGS

  • Volunteer: campus clubs, walkathons, fundraisers, organized food or clothing drives, etc.
  • Professional Organizations: include organizations you belong to
  • Activities: campus clubs, community or campus sports and/or coaching
  • Honors and Awards: academic, community or athletic awards or honors
  • Leadership: leadership role in a club or organization; sports team captain or coach
  • Related Coursework: related to your field of interest

Resume PDF

Taylor Dulemba
Toms River, NJ
732-255-0400 x2306
tdulemba@ocean.edu

EDUCATION

Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ Expected May 2024

Associate in Science in Business Administration with Health Administration Concentration

  • GPA: 3.89, Pi Beta Lambda Honor Society

RELATED COURSEWORK

Introduction to Health Administration – brief description of project or presentation
Business Law I – brief description of project or presentation
Introduction to Public Health – brief description of project or presentation

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Hackensack Meridian Health, Brick, NJ May 2018 – Present

Office Coordinator

  • Schedule patients through system database and respond to any scheduling inquiries
  • Process new patient paperwork through internal system
  • Follow activities related to the policies and procedures

WORK EXPERIENCE

Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ January 2019 – Present

Peer Advisor

  • Triage for student population in between majors and students needing career services
  • Schedule appointments for students’ academic advisement
  • Refer students to academic curriculum and two-year plan sheets for specific major requirements

Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ May 2017 – August 2017

Summer Analyst

  • Supported and contributed to the annual budget planning process, including analysis, preparation, and consolidation of financial data
  • Completed budget variance analysis and identifying key business drivers including written business performance commentary

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Ocean County College, Student Government Association October 2018 – Present

Class Treasurer and Finance Committee Representative

  • Regularly monitor and prepare budgets for the SGA strengthening areas in finance, internal audit, and project management

SKILLS

  • Computer and/or Social Media Skills: Microsoft systems, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Certifications: CPR – certification good through May 2024

Cover Letter PDF

Heading – Use the same heading as your resume (contact information section)

Date

Name of Person & Title
Company/Organization
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Dr./Mr./Ms. :

Introduction: State the reason for writing. Name the specific position, or type of work for which you are applying. (Mention the resource used in finding out about the opening/company: news media, friend, faculty, if appropriate.)

Body: The body of the cover letter can be one or two paragraphs. One paragraph can be about the research you have done on the organization. In other words, explain why you are interested in working for that employer and what attracted you to this position.

The other paragraph can highlight your skills and abilities – what sets you apart from the other candidates and most importantly what your qualifications are (academic background, work experience, personal skills) that are related to the job you are seeking. Point out achievements that relate to the field and why you enjoy that work. Refer the reader to the enclosed resume and application.

Closing: Indicate your desire for an interview. Thank the employer for their time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Your Name

Meet the Staff

Taylor Dulemba, Career Services Coordinator
tdulemba@ocean.edu
732.255.0400 ext. 2306

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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