Polk State College’s Department of Career Services has launched the Online Career Resource Center to provide students with a virtual hub of valuable career and skills information, as well as resources that support success in the the College’s quality improvement plan, explore to complete.
Located in the Canvas learning management system (https://canvas.polk.edu/enroll/4WNHW4), students can enroll in the Online Career Resource Center as a course – but don’t worry, it’s a is free and you will not be graded!
Within the Online Career Resource Center, students have access to tools to assess career interests, skills and competencies; explore career paths as well as internship and experiential learning opportunities; and connect with employers and career services team members. The Center is also linked to Handshake, which connects students to hundreds of employers – from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
“The launch of our online Career Resource Center provides students with a one-stop-shop that they can easily access, any time of the day, from home and on their mobile phone,” said Jeannette Grullon, Director of Services at career on the Winter Haven campus.
“It is an exciting benefit of the hard work of faculty, staff and students as part of the Quality Improvement Plan and the Guidance Services Department is delighted to offer this resource to students in addition to support that they can receive on our campuses.”
Polk State PEQ, explore to complete, is a comprehensive five-year plan for Institutional Improvement which is part of the process of re-accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The College obtained its accreditation reaffirmation in June 2021 and is actively implementing its PEQ, explore to complete, which engages students in career exploration, crafting career goals, and selecting and persevering through academic pathways to graduate.
“Our QEP, explore to complete, aims to increase participation in career services across the College,” said Megan Cavanah, professor of mathematics and co-chair of the QEP committee. “Over the next few years, students will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will help them prepare for their future careers. The online Career Resource Center is just one of many initiatives. »
“In particular, the Online Career Resource Center is timely as many of our services have remote options due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” she added. “This initiative will allow all of our students to access our career resources, whether on campus or online.”
Students are also encouraged to connect with Career Services by emailing [email protected] with questions, for more information, and to connect with Career Services representatives for planning and exploration careers. Contact information is also available in the Online Career Resource Center at https://canvas.polk.edu/enroll/4WNHW4.