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Get answers to your most important questions: Where am I going in life? What am I good at doing? Which major should I choose? How can I get a job?


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First Impressions Workshop Spring 2019

How to navigate a fine dining event

Wednesday, Feb. 27
6-7:30 p.m.
RC 101

Lean how to represent yourself confidently with First Impressions workshops. In this session, certified etiquette and protocol trainer Mary Billingsley will teach you how to:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Make small talk
  • Conduct business over meals

Business attire is recommended.

Register by Wednesday, Feb. 20.

First Impressions workshops are designed to help you increase your knowledge and give yourself an edge in business and social interactions. Many career programs provide extra credit to students who attend. The programs are suited for participants 18 years or older.

For more information or to notify us of specific dietary needs or restrictions, email Carol Gard or call her at 913-469-8500, ext. 3635.


Attention veterans! Job search help is on the way!

Veteran Services, the Career Development Center and Cerner are hosting a résumé event for veterans on Thursday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Regnier Center 270.
  • Learn tips and techniques for résumé writing
  • Get your existing résumé critiqued
  • Hear from Cerner staff about résumé expectations and job opportunities
  • Enjoy lunch on us!

To register, email the Veteran and Military Resource Center or call 913-469-8500, ext. 4981.


You enrolled at JCCC because you have started the journey to make your dreams come true. The Career Development Center team can help you map it out.

Think about career decision-making as a road trip. Preparation takes time and energy, but this road trip is a lifelong process of self-discovery: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?

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Who am I? Discover

Through workshops and assessments, you can find out more about yourself—your values, interests, personality, skills and strengths—to make informed decisions when choosing a career or major.

Where am I going? Explore

You need a good idea of where you’d like to end up before you can plan out the perfect path. Start by investigating college majors, researching careers, and taking advantage of learning opportunities. Then explore the job market. Don’t forget: being open to alternate routes or unexpected detours can bring their own enjoyable surprises.

How do I get there? Prepare

The final steps involve choosing a major, developing an educational action plan, and preparing and searching for a job or internship. Our career development experts can help you develop the skills you need to hit the road to success:

  • Writing a strong resume
  • Reading a job listing
  • Applying for an internship
  • Finding the right job
  • Impressing during an interview