Key Career Resources for CMC Graduates

Transitioning to the Job Market During COVID

Graduating in the Age of Covid-19: Student Guidebook (Provided by The Washington Center)
An excellent resource with guidance on thinking through your approach, practical actions to take now as well as longer-term actions for a more secure future.

How to Maximize Your Career Development During Covid-19
Practical tips on things you can do, even while life is on pause, to support your career development.

An Open Letter to Graduating Students
Beautiful encouragement and tips for all: "While there is a great deal of shifting under your feet, for what it’s worth, you have much of the potential and tools needed to navigate this." You've got this!  CMC can help.

Here's Who's Hiring Right Now
Companies from industries spanning from technology to retail are hiring to meet increased demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a regularly updated list of companies hiring right now.

Job Seeking Tools

Savviest Resumes

Free Savviest Demo on June 11 - Register Here for the Webinar

Savviest helps you write tailored, successful resumes and cover letters, find jobs that fit your background and get hired. Make the job-seeking process faster and easier by creating persuasive resumes that follow industry best practices, are adapted specifically for each job to which you apply and pass muster when evaluated by employer applicant tracking software.

Once you create your account you will need to upgrade to 'Savviest Pro' which is being offered free of charge by Savviest and the CMC Career Services office for the next 6 months. You can learn more about the ways Savviest can help with your job search and applications and how to write amazing, education-first resumes as a student or recent grad. The CMC Career Services department is here to assist you!

Career connect platform

Once you've created a great resume for the job search using Savviest, don't forget you can upload that document on the CMC job board to connect with employers who are hiring.  Students must first log in to Basecamp to access the job board. Alumni maintain their accounts even after graduation, and access is free and ongoing.

Remote Work Resources

Micro-Internships with Parker Dewey

CMC is continuing to monitor the challenges associated with COVID-19 and its impact on student internships.  We have partnered with Parker Dewey to make Micro-Internships more accessible to students and recent graduates.  As such, we would like to remind students of the opportunity to pursue these short-term, professional, paid work experiences which can be completed remotely.   Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.

Navigating Remote Experiences
An excellent array of resources and tips compiled by Swarthmore College

Events

Savviest Resume Builder Demo -Webinar

savviest webinar demo with registration link

Maximizing Motivation and Effort During Unemployment - Webinar Series

Part 1: Organization and Strategy - Completed June 3rd

Join us for Part 2 and 3!

webinar series part two with registration link

webinar series part 3 with registration link

Colorado Virtual Job Fairs
Throughout the months of April/May

Additional career development events will be added here as they are developed. Check back!

Career Coaching

Current students and graduates who desire one-on-one career support can schedule an appointment with Career Services.

Take the Graduation Survey

Are you graduating this May 2020?  Please respond to the graduation survey launched on April 8th, with a unique survey link sent to each graduate via their preferred email. If you don't remember getting it, you can request a new one here:

Send my Survey Link - I want to respond!

Special Resources for Displaced Workers

OnwardCO
A one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Colorado Department of Labor - Unemployment Resources

Colorado Workforce Centers

Take Summer Classes at CMC for Free

CMC Hospitality Supervision Series - In the industry but not working? Return when the time is right with new skills

CO Retail Upskill Series - Are you a frontline displaced retail worker? Consider this free training provided by Lives Empowered Training Academy