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College Central Network

Students and Alumni can join CCN for free!  Just sign up with your Tunxis Student ID.  For questions or log in issues, please email the Career Services office.

Employers can register and post jobs for free on CCN.  Gain access to the network and connect with job seekers!

Based on NACE Career Readiness Pathways

Free Career Services Workshops

Pre-registration is required. Visit the Academic Advising and Counseling Center to sign up or click on the calendar link below.

Job Searching and Cover Letter Writing

Learn how to conduct a comprehensive job search based on the winning strategies of today.  Explore how to research opportunities, contact employers, network, and tap into the hidden job market.  The crucial role and crafting of cover letters will be included.

Resume Writing

Learn to build effective resume-writing skills and become more confident.  Whether you’re writing your first resume or updating an existing one, this workshop provides the skills necessary to develop this essential marketing tool.

Create a Resume Using Your iPhone (works with Android!)

Resumes are one of the most powerful tools in the career field, and mobile technology is making it easier for us to create these documents – if you know the right tools to help you.  Discover the free applications available through the App Store and Google Play Store and become a power-professional!

Job Interviewing Skills

Preparation is the key to a successful interview.  This workshop identifies the types of interviews candidates are experiencing today, covers the stages of the interview process, and previews the most frequently asked interview questions.

Using Social Media to Create Your Brand

Social Media is the latest marketing tool many employers are utilizing for their own promotion.  Learn how you can avoid mistakes in your profile and create a successful online presence to enhance your own brand and discover the possibilities to a new career.

Network like a Pro: Using LinkedIn

In today’s technology-heavy world, employers are utilizing new ways to get in contact with potential job seekers.  Learn the secrets to LinkedIn, the largest social media professional networking site and connect with others in your industry.

Explore Your Career and Major Options

A Career and Education Planning System for College Students

To get started in Focus2:

  • Returning Users Log on (using the account you have already created)

FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive assessment. Customized with majors offered at Tunxis, students’ assessment results are matched to career options.


FOCUS 2 can help you discover answers to the following:

  • Which major should I choose?
  • What careers match my interests, skills, personality, values and preferences?
  • Where can I find salary information?

Helpful Resources:

Review the FOCUS 2 Overview

Use the FOCUS 2 Student Workbook for guiding questions and exercises.

More Free Career Assessments

You can also take any of the free assessments below:

(please note: these results cannot be evaluated by a career counselor unless you bring a copy with you to the appointment.)

College Major Exploration

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.

Our career counselors can help create an education and career plan based on your interests.

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.

Wonder what career field you can enter with your intended major?

Connect a major to positions and job postings from over 13,000 companies on JobComet.

Visit Nextio to explore your unique career interests and next steps after graduation.  Discover local companies that are hiring and what skills are required in specific industries.

Try using MyPlan.com to explore majors, occupations, and create career goals.

Utilize LinkedIn, the top social media networking site to do more than just network.  With over 400 million users, you can create a free account and:

Search for jobs on LinkedIn.com/Jobs. Or you can search for Internships!

Compare salaries at LinkedIn.com/salary.

Find more internships and jobs at Internships.com!

Are you in need of professional clothing for an interview? 

Would you like to donate your gently used work wear? 

Tunxis Career Services has a variety of options that can be of assistance.

Contact the Academic Advising and Counseling Center to find out more information on how to access the services or to make donations.

  • Accounting Career Guide
    Learn about choosing a career in accounting from Wiley.
  • Black Collegian Online
    The online presence of the 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.
  • Career Cloud
    Offers advice and resources for career seekers.
  • 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.
  • Chegg Career Center
    Information on career readiness and job searching and interviewing skills.
  • Explore Health Careers
    Health career information and tools to guide and prepare for a future in health care.
  • Five O’Clock Club
    Outplacement solutions and transition advice for those between employment.
  • Inside Jobs
    Job descriptions that include salary ranges, work environment information, and videos as an inside look into different careers.
  • Job Hero
    Information on resumes, cover letters, job searching and more.
  • NCDA Sites for Career Planning
    Compiled list from the National Career Development Association.
  • Levo
    Free career advice.
  • Try Engineering
    Resource for everyone about engineering and engineering careers.
  • The Ultimate Graduation Guide
    From TheMuse.com and Wells Fargo.

Help is a Phone Call Away…

  • Education and Employment Hotline
    Not a placement service, but a valuable clearinghouse of information.
    (860) 566-8118
  • Job Search for Health Care
    Job Search Management Software and Databases.
    (800) JOBS-123, extension 100 (800-562-7123, ext. 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 (800-305-2434)

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 – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.


For more information, contact the Academic Advising and Counseling Center at 860.773.1510.