Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students have access to the resources and services of the counseling staff and the Career Resources webpage. Information on career exploration, labor market trends, transfer requirements and job search techniques can be found on this page and by visiting with our counselors.
A fantastic series of 32 career videos is available to watch online by clicking on this link. The topics range from preparing for a job interview to negotiating salary to job search strategies and keeping your social media image appropriate.
Counselors provide individualized career counseling and often utilize the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator when working with students who are undecided on an educational goal. For more information, please contact the counselors in the Student Services department.
In addition to information found on the Career Resources & Videos webpage, current job postings from employers and agencies are maintained on bulletin boards on campus. General categories are posted on the main board near the campus Information Window. Law Enforcement, Nursing, and Biological Sciences openings are posted near the department office areas of the respective programs.
Periodic seminars and lunchtime sessions are offered on topics such as interviewing tips, resume building, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), utilizing online resources, and career inventories. These are free events and the schedule is posted on campus.
An annual Employer Job Fair is held on campus during Spring Semester. More than 50 employers and hiring agencies are present to meet with students regarding current job availability and the type of training and education required. Students are encouraged to participate and treat this event as an opportunity to make a good first impression with a prospective employer. The next Employer Job Fair will be in 2020.
The annual Law Enforcement Career Expo is held in mid-April. Approximately 40 jurisdictions and agencies are represented each year. Contact Cassandra Nicholson for more information at 218-879-0846.
The annual Nursing & Health Sciences Career Expo is held in early February. Approximately 35 regional employers participate each year. Contact Cassandra Nicholson for more information at 218-879-0846.
The following is a list of helpful web sites for job search and preparation. Please note that these external web sites are not operated by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and that you will be leaving the college web site if you choose to click on one of the links.
The GPS LifePlan is a holistic program designed to help students create the life they want. The program focuses on five areas of development: Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal.
The Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) is an easy to use, internet-based system that provides information about occupations and employment, including labor market information, education and training, scholarships and financial aid, and career assessments. MCIS is password protected, students need to contact a counselor to get a username and password.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.
Offers resources to explore careers, plan your education, find a job or grow a business, sponsored by the Minnesota Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge.
JobDig provides information about jobs and employment opportunities in the Upper Midwest region.
Minnesota Works is where talent meets its match, offering an extensive list of available jobs posted by prospective employers and a place for potential employees and job seekers to post a resume.
The Minnesota Workforce Center System provides tools, resources and services needed for job search, career planning and training needs.
The Positively Minnesota web site provides job-related information and detailed labor market information from Minnesota’s principal economic development agency, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Included are special sections for Veterans’ Services, State Services for the Blind, and Rehabilitation Services.
A leading website supplying global online career resources, connecting job seekers on all levels with potential employers.
College Transfer Resources
For students planning to transfer to another institution after attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, it is important to plan ahead. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor or counselor when planning to transfer to another college or university. In addition, representatives from many colleges visit Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College during the academic year to provide information and answer specific questions regarding transfer to their institutions. For more information, please see the following webpages:
Transferology provides quick answers on where your college credits will be accepted and how they apply toward different degree options.
Minnesota Transfer provides a guide for seamless transfer within Minnesota higher education.
The official site of the Minnesota State system.
The official site of the Minnesota Private Colleges.
The official site of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium of tribal colleges.