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Career Services

Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty and staff play a critical role in helping Aims Community College students prepare for their career pathways. The following services and resources can inspire career conversations with students about topics such as soft skills development, resumes and interviews.

Classroom Workshops

Career Services is able to come present to your group or class of students. These engaging, interactive workshops help students learn about and develop the skills and tools that employers seek and that they will need to be career ready. All workshops are available as in-person and virtually compatible workshops are indicated with a (V).
 

Whether your resume needs to be updated or you are starting from scratch, this workshop shows you how to structure your resume and describe your skills & experiences so you stand out. 

This workshop is mostly lecture-based with some practice and direct application.

Tell us about a problem you solved in a unique way. When was the last time your integrity was challenged? Learn how to answer these tough interview questions, so you can shine like a STAR(L). 

This workshop is mostly lecture-based with some practice and direct application.

Learn the top soft skills and characteristics that employers seek in new hires and how to develop those skills with this collaborative activity of “guess who?”

This workshop is part activity-based with reflection and discussion.

“Pick it up! Turn left! FIRE!” Students practice and play to learn about teamwork. Blindfolds, throwing objects, and fun included.

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

Sneak a Peek! Share! Switch! Students take turns peeking at a covered mystery design in order to replicate it. Practice and learn about collaboration – a highly valued skill that employers seek in their employees.

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

One tarp. One task. It’s not as simple as it sounds. Students practice and learn about strategizing with a team to complete a mission. 

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

You’re stuck on a stranded island. You and your team practice and learn about critical thinking by deciding the best way to survive. Students work with a team to evaluate, analyze, and determine which items to use and how to get to safety.

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

“The one with two straight edges! No, move to the right!” Students practice and learn about leadership by taking turns leading their blindfolded team through a tricky task. 

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

Negotiate, trade, and maybe even…sabotage. Teams practice and learn about professionalism by bartering with other teams to complete a puzzle.

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

Collaborate, strategize—but most importantly—persevere. Students practice and learn about work ethic by collaborating with a team to complete a tricky task. 

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

One story. Several perspectives. Students practice and learn about diversity and cultural awareness by working with others to piece together a story. The catch? You have to find unique ways to describe your piece of the story and how it works with others. 

This workshop is mostly activity-based/experiential with some reflection and discussion.

Request a Workshop

  • Email careerservices@aims.edu and include: group size, group name/class name, requested presentation date/time (include 3 options), requested meeting location, and any additional questions or relevant information. 
  • Requests for presentations must be made at least two weeks in advance
  • We can accommodate 10 presentations per semester. Requests are met on a first come, first served basis
  • We host workshops throughout Fall & Spring semester that are open to all students, so feel free to send your students to one of our pre-set workshops
  • All presentations require a minimum of 60 minutes
  • Some workshops may require a minimum number of students, location modifications, etc.
  • If you don't see the right workshop for your needs, email careerservices@aims.edu a detailed description of your requested workshop content, and we may be able to accommodate your request.

Career Related Curriculum & Assignments

We can work with you to develop classroom activities and/or assignments that center on career from mock interviews or resume assignments to career portfolio projects. Email careerservices@aims.edu with information about your course, your goal for a career assignment, and your availability and we'll meet with you to help develop career content for your classroom.

Career Related Curriculum & Assignments

We can work with you to develop classroom activities and/or assignments that center on career from mock interviews or resume assignments to career portfolio projects. Email careerservices@aims.edu with information about your course, your goal for a career assignment, and your availability and we'll meet with you to help develop career content for your classroom.

Candid Career

Candid Career provides honest career information and career planning help through short (30 second-10 minute) videos and blog posts by employers and career experts. Use this amazing resource to connect students with immediate career content: employer interviews and advice on what to expect in their career field, advice on interviewing, writing resumes, developing soft skills and more.

What Can I Do with This Major?

This resource outlines common career areas that students can enter with their major, identifies typical employers that hire in their field and teaches strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. The information is representative of typical career paths associated with each major.

Guest Speakers

We can leverage our network of employers, the Aims Alumni Connection and Aims Center for Workforce Development & Innovation to help you find the perfect guest speaker for your class. Email CareerServices@aims.edu to schedule a guest speaker.