HLC Self Study
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Career and University Transfer Center

The Career and University Transfer Center at Estrella Mountain offers students career and university transfer exploration and preparation, as well as job and internship opportunities.  The center works to connect clients through its services to the community and the workforce.  A dedicated advisor within the center does the following:

  • Assists students in using career investigation software
  • Advises students in career development
  • Conducts workshops in résumé writing and interview skills
  • Develops and maintains database of current local job opportunities
  • Assists with planning and coordination of career fairs
  • Develops and maintains Career Services materials including print, web and social media
  • Maintains an internship database
  • Facilitates the internship process for students
  • Serves as liaison to advisors and counselors
  • Assists advisors in using career resources related to their cohorts
  • Collects and maintains data related to Career Services

Estrella Mountain continues to be responsive to community workforce needs.  The College offers career development training and outreach through community partners and businesses.  Constituency groups and organizations have collaborated with Estrella Mountain, offering workshops and courses that focus on professional development and job readiness skills. 

During the 2010-2011 academic year, the center served 97 people through presentations to clubs and visiting school groups. The center also had 45 participants attend mock interview sessions involving local business partners and collaborated with Maricopa Workforce Connections to facilitate 10 sessions at the College that provided specialized career services for Veterans and students with disabilities.  Finally, the center planned and coordinated two university transfer fairs, with 12-14 participating schools per fair, and hosted 75 visits from university representatives who provided transfer information to students. 

Career Exploration Events

Throughout an academic year, Estrella Mountain hosts a variety of career exploration events in the following areas: education, administration of justice studies, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, instructional technology, and the health industry. Figure 59 lists the corporate and community partners that have provided career exploration opportunities or events for students.

Figure 59