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  1. What is the Career Resource Center?

    The Career Resource Center was designed to prepare students for their careers and match them with employers who are seeking talent. Some of the services provided by the CRC are:

    • Career assessments to help students select a career
    • Online job board
    • Resume and cover letter help
    • Job shadowing
    • Networking opportunities
    • Practice interview sessions
    • One-on-one career counseling

     

  2. Can I talk to someone one-on-one about my career?

    Yes! Please contact Jeannette Grullon in Winter Haven or Pairris Jones in Lakeland to make an appointment!

  3. Where is the Career Resource Center?

    Great question! Currently, both CRC offices (Lakeland and Winter Haven) are located in Student Services in the Advising areas — LTB 1148 and WAD 159.

  4. How do I choose a major?

    Take a Career Assessment.
    The first step in knowing what you want to do is knowing who you are. As a Polk State College student you have access to four career assessments through www.myplan.com. If you would like to take the assessments please contact Jeannette Grullon or Pairris Jones.

    Attend a Career Discovery Workshop.
    These workshops are designed to help you discover what major will take you down the right path towards your career. For the next date and time contact Jeannette Grullon or Pairris Jones.

    Set up a Career Advising Appointment.
    Contact Jeannette Grullon or Pairris Jones to set up an appointment today.

  5. Does Polk State offer internships?

    Yes! Check out our internship program by clicking here!

  6. How can I figure out the best career for me?

    MyPlan is an online inventory that considers individual skills, interests, personality and values in a career matching process. If you’re not sure what you want to do when you leave college, contact Jeannette Grullon or  Pairris Jones to get access to this valuable tool! Once you’ve completed it, make an appointment to dicuss your results. We can offer additional resources on your specific careers of interest and help you get started on the right foot!

  7. How do I make an appoinment with a career coordinator?

    Email or call us!

    Pairris Jones (Lakeland)
    pmjones@polk.edu
    863.669.4908

    Jeannette Grullon (Winter Haven)
    jgrullon@polk.edu
    863.837.5928

     

  8. How do I find a job?

    All of the employment and internship postings that come through the CRC are posted in College Central Network. This is a great resource for anyone searching for a job or beginning a career, so check it out!

  9. Can I get a job on campus?

    Most on-campus employment is attained through the Federal Work Study Program. For more information, click here.