NPC Jobs Connection
Career Services offers FREE resources on the NPC Jobs Connection website for students, alumni and community members to connect with employers. Users must first create an account and then can build an online portfolio, submit a résumé and search for jobs. Students, alumni and community members can create an account here.
Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS)
AzCIS: College provides comprehensive information for students of all ages who can use it to help set career and educational goals, connect majors to the world of work, locate scholarships, prepare to transfer to another institution and find graduate schools. AzCIS is an important tool for career and educational planning that helps students make successful transitions. The site offers several assessment tools that can help students identify their career pathway. Students can even bring their results to an NPC academic adviser who can help them select an appropriate program of study. Students must create an AzCIS profile to get started.
Experiential Education & Internships
Experiential Education may occur via different methodologies, including those defined by the Association for Experiential Education as: “Non-formal education, Place-based education, Project-based education, Global education, Environmental education, Student-centered education, Informal education, Active learning, Service learning, Cooperative learning, and Expeditionary learning.”
Northland Pioneer College offers a variety of experiential education opportunities which include clinicals, externships, internships, practicums, and service learning in various departments throughout the college.
Career Services helps coordinate NPC's Internship Program with academic departments where students have the opportunity to “…integrate knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and make connections in a professional field they are considering for a career path; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent” (National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)).
“Service-learning refers to learning that actively involves students in a wide range of experiences, which often benefit others and the community, while also advancing the goals of a given curriculum. Community-based service activities are paired with structured preparation and student reflection. What is unique about service learning is that it offers direct application of theoretical models. Proponents of academic service learning feel that the real-world application of classroom knowledge in a community setting allows students to synthesize course material in more meaningful ways. Common goals achieved by service learning include: gaining a deeper understanding of the course/curricular content, a broader appreciation of the discipline and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.” (Center for Teaching and Learning)
NPC Career Services can assist faculty in identifying community partners.
Career Services offers a variety of presentations, which can be customized for your class. The topics include:
- Career Services Overview
- Career Assessments
- AzCIS - Career Clusters and Reality Check
- O*net Online – My Next Move
- Job Search for the 21st Century Workshop Series
- Career Assessments
- Cover Letters and Résumés
- Career Networking
- How to Prepare for a Career Fair
- Internships – Overview
If you are interested in a Career Services workshop or program in your class, please complete this form.