Career Exploration and Professional Development for students
The Career Planning and Advancement Center is here to assist you in identifying your career pathway, and guide you in confirming your career interest. We provide opportunities for students who want to take a pro-active approach to building connections and networking within your chosen industry.
Gather valuable data on industry trends, employment projections, and get job descriptions to guide you in the selection of your career pathway. We are here to support you throughout your entire academic journey at Camden County College.
Participate in a Job Shadow experience
A job shadow is typically a half or full-day experience designed to provide a student with exposure to a particular career or industry. While job shadow experiences will vary from company to company, most experiences will involve a facility tour and time spent with an employee or other company representative observing work performed. This experience also provides an excellent opportunity to learn about a particular organization and possible future employment opportunities, develop professional contacts, and gain valuable insight into the organization’s hiring process and traits/skills the organization identifies as crucial to success.
Conduct an Informational Interview
An informational interview is a meeting with a professional in a specific career or industry. The goal of an informational interview is to research a particular career, learn about daily tasks associated with that line of work, and discover the traits and skills necessary to succeed in a particular profession. Additionally, an Informational Interview is a very effective way for students to identify a career path, make valuable industry connections, and uncover possible employment opportunities. An Informational Interview will generally last about an hour and should include a facility tour. This article provides tips on getting the most out of your informational interview.
The Career Planning & Advancement Center can lend assistance to students who wish to secure a Job Shadow experience or conduct an Informational Interview. A representative from the Career Planning and Advancement Center will be in touch with you to schedule a meeting to discuss your interests.