Majors, careers and workshops, oh my!

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Finding a job and acing that interview is never an easy feat.


Then again, you could just visit the Career and Transfer Center at Pierce College where a team of experts are waiting to help you.


It’s as easy as one, two, three when Joanna Zimring Towne, counselor and coordinator of the Career Center at Pierce College, and her interns can help.


Their mission is “to educate and serve the students of Pierce College in their career education, planning and developing process,” according to their website. 


Furthermore, the Career and Trasnfer Center provides resrouces, workshops and assistance to students to explore their career options.


The center helps formulate an extensive education plan to help guide students into a career path.


At the center, there are techniques to search for jobs while counselors can help offer strategies while applying for an internship or going in for an interview.


The Career and Transfer Center also hosts workshops every month to help students with applying to UC’s or educating them on hidden job market opportunities.


The next workshop on Nov. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. is “What Can I do with a Major in Psychology,” according to the fall 2010 workshop schedule, which can be picked up in the career center or viewed online according to Zimring Towne.


Other workshops include “Slam Dunk Resumes” on Nov. 18 and “Ace the Interview” on Dec. 9 in the Career Transfer Center workshop room.


“You feel like your bragging,” Zimring Towne said when referring to resumes, “It’s putting your best foot forward.”


But we are here if you are seeking assistance with your resume, she said.


“Come in with some sort of draft and our advisors will work with you to help pump it up,” Zimring Towne said.


Internships are also a big part of what the center can do for students.


“I am a big believer in doing internships, I believe they are really important,” Zimring Towne said.


Students are using their resources wisely.


Estefany Estrada, a Pierce student thinks highly of the Career Center because of its ability to offer so many different sources to the students. 


“I think it’s a great thing, because many students need this kind of help,” Estrada said.


The career center also welcomes drop-ins for career advising on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m and is located in the Student Services building.


Check out the Career & Transfer Center student newsletter every month for upcoming events and workshops.


The center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


For more information, visit their website at,

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