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CAREER SERVICES

Student Services Center, Second Floor
254-299-8614 • careers@mclennan.edu
Fall & Spring Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 
 

 

Whether you are setting out to determine your career path, are ready to enhance your career development, or need to find a job for while you're in school, Career Services has the resources you need!

We provide services to current students, former students and employers.

Faculty and staff may request a presentation/workshop for students on any of our services by contacting careers@mclennan.edu.

Choosing your Path

  • TexasGenuine Assessment is a free, five-minute online career exploration tool which can assess your interests and skills and then identify which career pathway you may want to research.
  • For an in-depth assessment and more detailed results, email us! We will provide you with links to complete the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. When you’re done, our career counselor will meet with you to go over your results and discuss your future.

  • O*NET OnLine is a tool for career exploration and job analysis. It offers detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development, and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
  • Texas Career Check is a tool designed to provide real information about careers in Texas. Search specific occupations and see estimated salary, number of job openings, education and skills needed, and much more.
  • CareerOneStop provides information on wages, employment trends, skills needed, and more for any occupation. You can even view the data specific to Central Texas, and watch videos to learn more about a specific career.

  • Browse the McLennan Community College Pathways to see the degrees and certificates offered at MCC, and learn about the careers that best match each pathway.
  • Texas Career Check also enables you to search programs of study and discover what careers may be available to you with a degree in that area.
  • Interested in healthcare but not sure what careers are available? Visit Texas H.O.T. Jobs to learn more.

  • Texas Workforce Commission has a resource page just for veterans. Search for jobs and learn about other ways to apply your military experience to your future career. Also, learn about their annual Red, White, & You career fair for veterans and spouses, usually held in the fall.
  • CareerOneStop Military to Civilian Occupation Translator enables you to match your military occupation with possible civilian occupations. Then, you can view detailed information on that career including average salary and necessary education.

You don't have to spend a lot of time to get trained for a better job. McLennan Community College offers several training programs that can be completed in less than two years — and some in just a few months! If you're looking for a way to upgrade your skills to become more attractive to employers, consider entering one of MCC's many short-term training programs. Research shows that furthering your education can give you an advantage and help you land a higher-paying job.

Starting your Career

Giving your résumé to an employer is like posting a billboard of your skills, achievements, and experience on the highway - and you wouldn't do that without having someone review it first! Let Career Services help you create a résumé that will grab employers' attention and land you that job. Contact us for an appointment.

Here are some other resources where you can find résumé help:

You wouldn't expect to win the Super Bowl without practicing first - if you expect to land your dream job, you'd better practice your interview skills! There is an interview in your future, whether it's for a job, scholarship, or college admission. Let Career Services help you prepare.

  • Big Interview is mock interview software that allows you to:
    • Learn successful interview skills
    • Respond to real interview questions
    • Record your interview
    • Send the recording to anyone, anywhere
  • If you’d like face-to-face interview practice, contact us to schedule an appointment for interview coaching and mock interviews.

  • Learn how to create your free account with College Central Network, Inc. and access local jobs that have been posted to MCC's job board, and more!
  • WacoTXJobs.com is a local job board maintained by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. It highlights local jobs with the intent of attracting and retaining talent in Waco.
  • WorkinTexas.com, a resource of the Texas Workforce Commission, helps you build a résumé, provides access to career tools, and works as your job search agent.
  • CareerOneStop is a resource of the U.S. Department of Labor that helps you put together a successful job search with resources on résumés, interviewing, networking and finding job openings.
  • Other online job search resources include Linkedin, Glassdoor.com, Indeed.com, ZipRecruiter.com, and Monster.com.
  • If you qualify for a work-study position through Financial Aid, apply for those jobs through the Financial Aid office.

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Employers

We sincerely appreciate your interest in employing McLennan Community College students and alumni. We strive to link great employers with well-qualified candidates from our student body.

To facilitate these connections, we use College Central Network, Inc. (CCN) as our official resume and job posting service. Local employers are able to post jobs directly and exclusively to our institution via the CCN website. We invite you to post job openings at no charge! Please follow the instructions below to access our free online job posting services at www.collegecentral.com/mclennan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at careers@mclennan.edu or (254) 299-8614.

To register:

  • Go to https://www.collegecentral.com/mclennan/Employer.cfm.
  • Click on Create Account and add the appropriate information, creating an Access ID.
  • Once approved by McLennan Community College Career Services, you will receive an email notification confirming your Access ID. Your password will also be provided in this email.

To manage your job postings:

  • Log in to your account and enter your Access ID and password.
  • To post a new job, select Post a New Job and complete the required information.
  • To repost an expired job, identify the job in Expired Jobs and select Repost.
  • To expire a job that has been filled, identity the job in Active Jobs and select Expire, or please notify Career Services to remove the job posting.

To Report a Hire:

  • Click on Sign in and enter your Access ID and password.
  • Under Hiring Information, select Report Offers/Hires and fill out the required information.

Please note that it is at the discretion of Career Services to approve only employers and jobs that support the best interests of our students and the mission of this office as well as McLennan Community College. Thank you again for your interest in hiring from the McLennan Community College student body!

Health Professions Career Fair flyer

We love to have our employers visit campus! Please let us know if you’re interested in having a recruitment table in a high traffic area on campus. This would be an individual event for your company, giving you the chance to speak with many of our students and offer information about your company and positions you have available. Contact us at careers@mclennan.edu or (254) 299-8614!