Services and Information for Students
Online Job Search – Each year Career Services receives job listings from area and regional employers. Students and alumni who register with Career Services may have access to these listings. The department’s staff assists registrants in seeking full-time, permanent employment upon graduation and part-time, temporary employment while attending classes. It is the responsibility of students, alumni and recent graduates to make direct application to employers.
The Counseling, Career and Disability Services Center, located in Room 148 of the Allman Center on the school’s Main Campus, provides a computer for students to access job listings, company information, career and job search information, job market trends and resume posting sites on the Internet.
One of our most important roles is to teach students skills that will help them throughout their working lives. To that end, employability skills presentations on the following topics are conducted for Forsyth Tech classes and other on- and off-campus groups:
- Tips on Completing Employment Applications
- Resumes That Lead to Interviews
- Cover and Follow-up Letters: Writing Techniques That Bring Results
- How to Handle Tough Questions and Other Interview Strategies
For information on attending an employability skills presentation, call 336.734.7206.
Students and alumni may schedule appointments to receive individual assistance with various employment concerns including resumé and cover letter writing and interview preparation. To schedule an appointment, call 336.734.7206.
Area businesses conduct on-campus recruitment sessions during each semester of the academic year. Information is posted in Career Services for interested students. Faculty and staff are notified when recruitment is for students in their department.
Job Fairs and Career Days
An annual campus-wide job fair sponsored by Career Services offers an excellent setting for students and employers to discuss employment opportunities.
Career Services arranges Career Days for students to provide them the opportunity to exchange information with individuals who are employed in their future fields of study.
Job Search Tips and Guidelines
To be successful, job seekers must prepare for employment opportunities before they come along. The Career Services staff has developed and maintains detailed job search guidelines for interested
job seekers. Handouts covering resumes, cover letters, interviews and applications are available in Career Services and for download in PDF or PowerPoint format on our Techlink site.