The Lakewood College Career Center’s Mission is to best equip their students with the tools needed to excel within their professional and personal lives. They provide concrete resources and motivation to ensure students will encompass the many valuable assets needed to improve their overall quality of life as they fulfill their desired career goals.
After a student graduates, they will first work with a representative in Career Preparation. Lakewood College boasts a diverse population of students at every point in their career. Appointments are tailored to their experience level, whether they are entry level or mid-career. Lakewood College will work with students to develop a resume and cover letter or offer suggestions to improve on what they already have. The Career Preparation representative will also cover a variety of interviewing tips including what to expect during the interview process, how to prepare, how to dress, when to show up, and how to answer different kinds of questions. Many students will also undergo mock interviews to ensure they are best prepared for all interview situations.
In the final appointment with the Career Services Department, students work with a Placement Specialist to receive assistance finding an internship or career. Lakewood College has established a number of partnerships in the legal, medical and business fields to ensure graduates are given the best opportunities possible. Partnerships include big names like Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies in addition to St. Petersburg General Hospital.
Samantha Rosales, a Lakewood College graduate shares her experience. “I would first like to thank the whole Lakewood College Team on their amazing job! I did not know that Lakewood College goes above and beyond in the Career Services Department. In my perspective, finishing college is a huge accomplishment, but where do you go from there? This is where Lakewood College stepped in and gave me great tips and advice in this matter. I strongly feel that these career services are a wonderful addition to making the transition into the work environment that much easier. Any and EVERY student can benefit from this no matter the age. Please keep up the excellent work!”
The Lakewood College Student Services Department also helps students with networking, joining professional associations, career planning, professional development, and much more! View the Career Services Department website at www.lakewoodcollege.edu/