Job Search Services & Internships | Southwestern Illinois College

Job Search Services

Job Fairs

Career Services hosts job fairs throughout the year at the Belleville, Red Bud and Sam Wolf Granite City campuses. To obtain a current listing of job fair dates, check the calendar of events.

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

The Career Services computer lab is open to all students for preparation and filing of resumes and cover letters, with a laser printer available for hard copies. Please call to schedule an appointment.

College Central Network Online Jobs Database

College Central Network, the free job placement system for SWIC, consists of an online database of full-time and part-time job openings and SWIC students who are seeking employment. Students may contact employers if interested in positions. Students may also post their resume in the online database, which can then be reviewed by employers.

Mock Interviews

Career Services offers practice interview workshops covering techniques. Take a look at “How to Present a Positive Image” for interviewing tips.

On-Campus Recruiting

Throughout the school year, companies are scheduled to come on campus and actively recruit students for positions within their companies. These On-Campus Recruitment Days provide an excellent opportunity for students to meet company representatives on a one-on-one basis and favorably influence their chances for employment.

For a listing of upcoming recruitments, go to the College Central Network and click the Students link.

Exploring the Job Market

Occupational Outlook Handbook
State Job Service

Anchor – Job Search Resources

Job Search Resources

Cover Letters and Resumes

Cover Letters and References
Resume Tips and Action Verbs
Resume Worksheet
Guidelines for Electronic Resumes

Employment Applications

Completing Employment Applications

Interviews

How to Present a Positive Image
Interview Do’s and Don’ts
Questions to Expect

Internships

The internship program available through Career Services has a coordinator who works with the academic program areas to assist students in preparing resumes, acquiring interviewing skills, and locating appropriate internship sites.