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Career Services

What is Career Services?

SCC's Career Services offers all students with both in-person services and online tools to help identify academic pathways of interest and explore different career paths. Our goal is to help students become successfully employed contributors to the regional community and economy. 

Students will be provided with a professional career counselor who will help them: 

  • Build a resume
  • Develop a plan to gain experience & work-ready skills
  • Identify goals
  • Practice interviewing
  • Write an application letter

Job Postings & Events

WNC Job Postings
The SCC Job Board (through Handshake) is the #1 way SCC students can connect to employers everywhere. Visit the student job board today!  Students, faculty, and members of our community can view regional jobs
by using the LOCATION filter!


Career Services Events & Career Fairs

Unless otherwise stated, educational events and seminars are available to current students, faculty, and staff only. Career and Job Fairs are free and open to everybody - students, alumni, employers, and the general public. See calendar and register in Handshake.



Dear Employers: SCC is Moving to Handshake!

On behalf of Career Services at Southwestern Community College, I am excited to tell you about our upcoming transition to Handshake - a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake will replace our current system, Purple Briefcase, and offer you and your team many great new features including much easier access to specific programs and groups of students and even their resumes over the next year as we encourage whole majors to upload theirs and utilize this resource.

Later today or this week, you will be receiving an invitation from Handshake inviting you to create an account. Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Please post any jobs that will be open on or after July 1, 2022. Students will be invited into the system shortly thereafter to start applying!

Want more information? Visit Handshake's Employer Site here:

Thank you for your partnership and support for SCC students and alumni!

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