Unemployed community members and students seeking career help will benefit from a new resource from the Parkland College Career Services unit.
The new initiative, Remote Career Support, features an informative web page, parkland.edu/remotecareersupport, as well as direct virtual assistance from a designated Career Services advisor.
Parkland College's Career Services department began the effort in late March to help community members and students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote Career Support provides vital services such as job postings, free career assessments, resume-writing assistance, interview preparation tips, job-finding resources, and guidance for students selecting a major. The new web page will be updated frequently, with multiple modes to assist students remotely, including immediate access to information and recordings of live information sessions.
While students and residents can still email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance, Remote Career Support’s designated career counselor, Brennon Hightower, is also available to provide remote virtual assistance through her direct email, email@example.com. With more than six years of academic advising experience under her belt, Hightower is well-prepared to tackle the unique challenges students and community members are facing during the current crisis.
"My goal is to be available to students and the Parkland community who need information and resources that assist in securing employment opportunities, as well as to help undecided students choose a major," Hightower said. "While a lot of information is currently being developed and shared remotely, I am looking forward to working with students and the community directly."