Jobs and Careers

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Here you will find information about the many career opportunities available to Network Systems Engineering Technology students. If you are seeking a job, here are the steps to get started:

  1. Contact the Program Director of Network Systems Engineering Technology to discuss career options:
  2. Create an account with JoinHANDSHAKE.com to view local jobs available to you
    • Go to https://joinhandshake.com/
    • Create an account
    • Browse jobs that fit your skillset
    • Select a few jobs that meet your requirements
    • Prepare application documents
  3. Create a resume
    • Go to https://www.canva.com/
    • Create a free account and create a username and unique password
    • Search for “resume” and browse the options available
    • Pick a template and edit it to fit your needs or use the template as inspiration and create your resume using Adobe InDesign or Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Export the resume to PDF format
  4. Prepare your cover letter
    • Go to https://www.canva.com/
    • Log in with your username and password (if necessary)
    • Search for “cover letter” and browse the options available
    • Pick a template and edit it to fit your needs or use the template as inspiration and create your resume using Adobe InDesign
    • Export the cover letter to PDF format
  5. Follow accepted guidelines about preparing your resume
  6. Personalize the resume and cover letter to specific jobs
    • Research the job offered and the company
    • Visit their website; learn about them
    • Create application documents that emphasize your skills and fit for the selected job
  7. Review application documents
    • Remove all spelling and grammar errors (use services like Grammarly)
    • Show a copy to the department staff for review and feedback
    • Revise the resume and cover letter as recommended
  8. Apply for the job(s)
    • Consult the program director for help on document submission
    • Apply through joinhandshake.com
    • Submit to the employer via email (Be professional in your email communication)

NOTES

    • Avoid using photos on your resume/cover letter
    • Do not start paragraphs with “I”
    • Ensure margins are 0.5 inches or greater
    • Ensure your name and contact information are easy to locate on the page
    • Avoid “To whom it may concern” or “Sir/Madam” in your greeting
    • Refer to the hiring manager(s) by name, if possible
    • Do not use skill sliders (the ones where designers add a skill such as Photoshop, then add a line overlaid with a different color to indicate their proficiency level)
    • Use design software such as Adobe InDesign. Microsoft PowerPoint can also work well. Avoid Microsoft Word or similar word processing programs
    • Don’t overdo or over-design your resume. Keep it clean, visually-attractive, and simple

Career Services

Polk State College provides Career and Internship counseling.

Return on Investment

Polk State College prides itself on being Polk County’s most affordable, accessible choice for higher education.  Polk State College is defined by its industry partnerships, ability to quickly respond to local workforce needs, and commitment to student success.

Your investment in a Polk State College education is an investment in your future and one that should not be taken lightly. As you consider your options for higher education, please consider the following return on investment figures for Polk State College’s Network Systems Engineering Technology program:

 How much can I make per year?

    • Computer Service Technician $41,287*
    • Network Administrator $59,419*
    • Network Engineer $71,531*
    • Cybersecurity Analyst $76,566*

Network Infrastructure Jobs

An AS degree in Network infrastructure from Polk State will help you qualify for an entry-level position as:

    • Network Technician
    • Network Engineer
    • Network Systems Engineer
    • Network Support Specialist
    • Desktop Support Specialist

For currently advertised jobs in Network infrastructure, please select one of the links below:

Indeed.com
Monster.com
ZipRecruiter.com
Orlandojobs.com
Higheredjobs.com

Network Security Jobs

An AS degree in Network infrastructure from Polk State will help you qualify for an entry-level position as:

    • Information Security Technician
    • Information Security Analyst
    • Network Security Engineer
    • Cybersecurity Analyst
    • Cloud and Network Security Specialist

For currently advertised jobs in Network infrastructure, please select one of the links below:

Indeed.com
Monster.com
ZipRecruiter.com
Orlandojobs.com
Higheredjobs.com