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BCC Opens Career Planning & Development Center

January 31, 2012, Brevard County, FL - The Brevard Community College Cocoa Campus is now home to an important new resource for area students.
 
The new Career Planning and Development Center will officially open on Thursday, February 9 during a grand opening ceremony from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the BCC/UCF Joint Use Library in suite 307.

The center's twin goals are to prepare students for a tough job market where unemployment remains high, and to make the center a place where Space Coast businesses come to hire new workers.

Through one-on-one meetings with students, Career Center staff enables students to jump-start their career planning efforts the moment they walk on any of BCC's four campuses.

"Students have to prepare themselves for a very difficult job market," says Gloria Meeks, College-wide Associate Director of Career Planning and Development Center. "They're not just competing with people in Brevard County they're competing with the world because we live in a global economy. What we do is offer students professional development, how to write a resume, how to present themselves and interview. We also offer them information on job-hunting Web sites and job fairs. We give them the whole package."

The center offers a wide range of services for employers and organizations in the community that reflect student/alumni interest and meet employer/organization needs such as job posting, on-campus job recruitment, internships, job fairs, and interview facilities.

"Companies are going to hire, and are hiring, but they expect a level of knowledge from the people applying for the job," says Cathy Cady, Director of Student Recruitment and Support Services. 

"It's equally important for students to focus on career paths as soon as they walk on campus.  Our experts take students "step-by-step" through the process of finding the career that fits them the best."

For more information, contact Meeks at (321) 433-7744 or meeksg@brevardcc.edu, and Cady at (321) 433-7419 or cadyc@brevardcc.edu

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