Career Planning is a developmental process subsequently leading to a successful job search and placement. As part of the education experience, placement services are available during the entire period of a student academic involvement and after graduation, if needed. Optimum placement of the student in employment or higher education is the prime objective of the career-planning process.
The Career Center offers self-awareness development which involves sharing of information and examination of values, interests, and aptitudes as these relate to career planning.
The Center provides assistance with career exploration through in-depth investigation of selected careers. Decision-making involves clarifying goals, processing information, projecting for the future, and arriving at sound vocational decisions. Career planning and placement includes examination of education and training, job-seeking skills, and lifework planning. Portfolios are facilitated and available to be forwarded to prospective employers. Students are provided an opportunity to evaluate their career choices through the services provided in the Career Center.
In addition, students may elect to include Experiential Education in their academic programs. Experiential Education may include internships, part-time and summer work, and cooperative programs. The Denmark Technical College Placement Office will assist students in preparing a resume, identifying methods of locating appropriate positions, and, in some cases, contacting prospective employers.
The Career Planning and Placement Office is located in Building 029. Contact Jay K. Fields, Director of Career Planning and Placement at (803)793-5287, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.