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Now is the perfect time to work on your career development and job search skills! To join one of these live career events, complete the registration form.

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Webinar topics

See the following webinar topics for a sample of our usual programming. For currently scheduled webinars, see all upcoming events.

Labor Market: Live Webinar

Where will the jobs be? What skills should I be learning? Who will be hiring and what will they be looking for? No one can say what the result of this pandemic economy will be. In this webinar, we will discuss what we know, what we don’t know, and the wildcards that can throw everything off. Can we make a career plan in the middle of all this? Join us to tackle these questions.

Economist Christian Kaylor Webinar: Labor Market

Portland Economic Outlook for 2021 Portland has seen superstar economic growth over the last 20 years. Where Portland was once a middle-class region, today we are among the top 10 wealthiest and best-educated cities in the US. With the COVID crisis, our economy has been jolted both nationally and locally. We will explore the sectors of the Portland economy that were hardest hit in 2020 and ask, what might Portland’s economic recovery look like in 2021?

Christian Kaylor is a Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, specializing in the Portland area. He provides data analysis and advice relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations, and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision-making. A native Oregonian, Christian has a degree in economics from the University of Oregon.

Brought to you by Portland Community College Career Services

Top 10 Tips for New Students

Starting college, whether you’re new or returning, can be intimidating. Trying to imagine what your life will look like as a PCC student can feel like a big question mark. That’s why we’re here! Join us for a webinar led by current and former PCC students (Peer Advisors with Career Services) who will break down some of the things they wish they had known when they started at PCC, followed by a Q&A session.

What to Know About Social Services Careers

Unpacking degrees, jobs, and credentials with special guest from Multnomah County

The types of jobs in human services and the level of education can vary and be confusing. We’ll talk about jobs in social services, mental health, sociology, social work, human services, alcohol and drug counseling, criminal justice, gerontology, and psychology. These careers can allow you to work on issues of homelessness, food insecurity, LGBTQIA+, and many others. We’ll unpack majors and programs. We’ll have a special guest from Multnomah County to talk about the job application process and provide time for questions and answers at the end.

What to Know About Careers in the Trades

This online meeting will include a presentation unpacking jobs and what jobs pay! Followed by a 1/2 hour conversation and Q&A with students and guests.

Jobs, Internships, and Career Weekly Support Group

Do you need a little peer and professional support in “figuring your career out”? Do you feel like you do not know the rules of the career planning and job hunt game? Are you feeling a bit exhausted, disorganized, and confused about your career plans? You are not alone! PCC career specialists are moderating weekly groups to support you in finding your career path and mapping out your steps. What you can expect: career and job search information, guidance, and peer and professional support. Join the discussion and share your experience, job and internship leads, and career advice with fellow PCC peers while you are getting support and motivation to move forward.

Interview Strategies Webinar

Interviewing can be one of the most difficult aspects when applying for jobs. Learn the interview rules, common questions, and the process for what you need to do before, during, and after to feel confident, comfortable, and present yourself well.

Mock Interview: Live Webinar

Practice, practice, practice makes perfect, right? How do you do that and get feedback for an interview in a safe and non-threatening manner? This workshop! A mock interview is a practice interview that allows the interviewee to create effective responses. This workshop will provide group work to map out what to say, 1:1 interview coaching, and supportive feedback as you “test drive” your answers to some of the most common questions.

Resume Webinar

In this webinar we will be exploring common sections of a resume, resumes types, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), and tips that will help you write an effective resume. This event is only open to alumni, current students, and former students of PCC.

Informational Interviewing: Live Workshop

Does the idea of networking make you uncomfortable? Come learn that anyone can network with ease when you have the proper tools. This workshop will show you the benefits of career planning, occupation, industry, and employer research, and, of course, leads. 80+ percent of jobs are found through your network start building yours today with other participants and recognize your social capital.

Why is LinkedIn so Important? Live Webinar

This webinar covers three reasons LinkedIn is so important. You may have heard of LinkedIn but never used it. You may have created a profile but never really did anything with it. Learn why LinkedIn is so important and the powerful ways you can use it.

General Scholarship Webinar

Learn from PCC staff about how to locate local and national scholarships. Learn tips for filling out a competitive scholarship application for the PCC Foundation, OSAC scholarship, and Ford Family Foundation scholarships. And finally, learn where to get support at PCC for help writing scholarship essays. Most local and Oregon scholarships opened in November and December and are due March 1.

Transferring to a Four-Year University

Join us for a panel discussion on transferring to a university from a community college. Hear from transfer admissions representatives, PCC staff, and PCC graduates who have transferred. The panel will share tips and tricks on how to transfer, how to get involved at your new school, and common mistakes to avoid. The first hour will be a presentation with panelists and the second hour will be breakout sessions by college so you can get more specific information from colleges you are interested in like PSU, Pacific, and OSU.

Career Planning 101: How to Choose a Major or Career

Did you know that nearly 50% of first-time college students are undecided on a major? Additionally, up to 80% change their major at least once. Luckily, the PCC Career Services team is here to help!

Join us for a 1-hour webinar where we’ll discuss the process of choosing a major and beginning on the path toward a new career. During the webinar, we’ll cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • Defining your road: where are you going next?
  • Steps to choosing a major or career
  • Career self-assessments
  • Researching majors and occupations
  • Why are some college majors more job-specific than others?
  • How to gain related experience

A Q&A session will follow, where you have a chance to speak directly with our knowledgeable PCC Career Services specialists!

This webinar was formerly called Choosing Your Major.

What to Know About Being a Business Major

This online meeting will include a presentation unpacking jobs and what jobs pay! Followed by a 1/2 hour conversation and Q&A with students and guests. Kathleen Janicki, an instructor, was a strong voice in our first session; we love that! We’ll discuss the associate’s degree level and the bachelor’s degree level in specialties including accounting, finance, advertising, business technology, human resources management, management and leadership, marketing, and supply and logistics management. We’ll talk about career paths, technology, transfers, and what to do if you want to work for one of the big four accounting firms.