Important Notice

alert iconBCTC offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, November 27-30, 2014. Classes are out of session for the Academic Holiday, November 26-30, 2014. The college will reopen on Monday, December 1, 2014.
[More Info]
Banner Image

Career Counseling

Many students attend college without a particular major in mind. Counselors are available to help students in the decision making process of selecting a career. There are ways to do accomplish this goal, we can help you clarify your values, interests, abilities and skills. Then help you gather information about the world of work. There are various forms of career assessment tools that are available. BCTC offers courses that are designed to help students with their career choices.

 

At BCTC, our students are encouraged to research careers on the Internet. Listed below are sites designed to help students gather useful information about hundreds of careers and learn more about your personality preferences. In addition, Internet search engines can be used to research career fields.

Career Services

Our office helps students build on their academic experience by providing timely, practical and customized career information. We strive to motivate students and facilitate their vocational ingenuity. Our services are the bridge between academic achievement and lifelong success. The Office of Career Leadership also offers career counseling for students and alumni to assist each person in gaining self-awareness regarding goals and preferences, and to use that awareness in decision-making related to career and professional development. Individual appointments are available to provide assistance in setting career goals, to review majors and occupations that match interests and abilities, and to help students plan for and obtain career related experience prior to graduation.

Career Development

We also offer Career Development in our Counseling Center. There is a full-time specialist that will help you with tasks such as: filling out applications, conducting job searches, writing your resume, mock interviews, writing cover letters and reference list.

We will do workshops on Careers and different aspects of the hiring process at all campuses. Look for those dates.

We also work with students on creating job portfolios for them to utilize when they start to interview for positions.

Career Link

Career Link is a website designed for BCTC by NaceLink. On this site local and national companies sign up so they may post available positions in the area. This site is used by only BCTC students and you must be a student/alumni to sign up for access. Use the portals above to reach the Career Link website as either a student/alumnus or as an employer.

Internships & Co-Ops

We offer our students with opportunity for Internships and Co-ops. To find out more contact:

Laura Lynch
Technical Cooperative Education & Placement Coordinator
(859) 246-6583
Laura.Lynch@kctcs.edu

What Can I Do With This Major?

  • Connect majors to careers by gathering information about common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Also, find a list of website that provide additional information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on hundreds of careers. It will include a description of the career, education/training required, salary information and job outlook.

Peterson's Guide

Bureau Of Labor Statistics

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics is an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. This site provides information on jobs, research findings and publication listings.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter

  • The Keirsey Temperament Sorter was adapted from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It is a useful instrument to help students begin to look at how they make decisions, how they view the world, and how they relate to others.