Career Services

Prospective and current students who have not decided on a college program or career direction should visit career services. Individual career counseling will help to clarify possibilities, suggest resources, and help students move toward career decisions.

Interest Inventories

Students may take the Strong Interest Inventory free of charge to provide them with additional insight and direction.  Contact the Advising Center to get the Password and User ID and then you can explore your interest by clicking www.online.cpp.com

Career Field Exploration

There are many ways to explore which career fields are expected to show demand for future workers. Click below for a few different options to begin exploring various career paths.

Educational Options

After you have explored your own interests and aptitudes, and discovered which occupations suit you best, your next step is to consider educational options that will lead you to your career goals. Tunxis degree and certificate programs offer many concentrations which may appeal to you.

Search jobs posted at our school!College Central Network

Tunxis students are encouraged to register in our online employment database, College Central Network (also known as CCN). To use the database you must have an e-mail address and should also have your resume and cover letter approved at the Career Center prior to uploading them to the site (Please call us at 860-255-3546 or stop by the Advising Center so we can help you with this). Employers list new positions on CCN every day, as well as search the site themselves for potential candidates. Once you register in this database you will receive e-mail notices about jobs and related events. To register at College Central Network, go to www.collegecentral.com/tunxis

Additional Resources

These sites are listed in alphabetical order and do not involve a cost to the user. Some, however, require a free, one-time, online registration using your e-mail address.

  • America’s Job Bank
    Has a very useful search engine. A joint effort of the U.S. Department of Labor and state employment offices.
  • Black Collegian Online
    The online presence of the 26-year-old print version – lots of articles and features on career searching.
  • Career Builder
    Be sure to visit the Career Advisor, which includes personality inventories, examples of resumes, etc.
  • CareerJet
    An employment search engine for the United States that gives the job seekers access to a massive selection of jobs that are compiled from various internet sources.
  • Career Key
    A free service to help you with career choices, career changes, and career planning, job search, and choosing a college major or training program.
  • Career Magazine
    Be sure to check out Career’s Job Search Issues, an online bulletin board, discussion group.
  • Career Mosaic
  • CareerNET
    Attempts to match skills and employment interests with the needs of thousands of employers.
  • Career Resource Center
  • Career Resource Home-page
    Job surfer, etc., from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • CareerSearch
    Free resume builder, etc.
  • Career Site
    General career and job seeking website.
  • Career Web
    Good primarily for technical and professional jobs.
  • CT Careers
    Maintained by the Connecticut Technology Council – career opportunities in CT’s technology businesses.
  • Computerwork.com
    Computer Jobs & Technical Employment in the US & Canada – Submit your resume to a premier computer professional career job center for IT/IS computer programming professionals, including Programmers, DBAs, Analysts, Network – matching skills to the best jobs nationwide.
  • CoolWorks
    Links to more than 20,000 jobs in the great outdoors.
  • Inside Jobs
    Job descriptions that are fun to read and includes salary ranges, work environment information, and videos as an inside look into different careers.
  • JobBank USA
    Specializes in providing career information including job and resume database services to job candidates, employers and recruitment firms in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • JobFind.Com
    Maintained by the Boston Herald.
  • The Monster Board
    Claims to give free access to over 50,000 jobs.
  • NationJob
    Be sure to give PJ Scout a chance to find you a list of jobs.
  • Net-Temps.
    Links to thousands of job opportunities in diverse fields (and not just for temps)
  • Nursing Job Source
    Links to Nursing Jobs all over the country.
  • Online Career Center
    Claims to be the most frequently accessed online career-information resource.
  • Party Industry Careers
  • State of Connecticut Department of Labor
    News releases, labor market information, employment services, unemployment services, etc.
  • Student Center

Help is a Phone Call Away…

  • Education and Employment Hotline
    (860) 566-8118
    Not a placement service, but a valuable clearinghouse of information
  • Job Search for Health Care – Job Search Management Software and Databases
    (800) JOBS-123, extension 100
  • Corporation for Health Education Careers
    Provides consultation services for career planning in the health professions.
    Contact Rose Sgarlat Myers, PT, Ph.D, CAE, President at (800) 305-CHEC

Appointments

Career services are offered through the advising center by appointment.  Appointments can be made by contacting the center during our normal business hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30.

For more information, contact the Advising Center at 860.255.3540.