Mid's Career Center team is ready to help you discover a meaningful career. Use innovative tools to choose a career path that meets your interests, skill level, personal values, lifestyle, and the current job market.
Build a resume that highlights your unique skills and perspective.
Gain experience on-the-job through internships.
Begin your journey toward an apprenticeship.
And discover job openings in the Michigan and across the Nation.
- Career/Transfer Exploration
- Résumé & Cover Letter Development
- Interview Preparation
- Career Placement Assistance
- Internship/Apprenticeship Placement
- Please complete the Focus 2 career-exploration tool.
- Your résumé
- List of your work history and/or experiences
- Course work
- Focus 2 results
Presented by the Mid Michigan College Career Center
Join us for any or all of these Career Tip sessions designed to help you develop a pathway to success!
- Interview Tips
- 12:30pm-1:15pm Tuesday, September 12 Harrison Campus | Room 238
- Noon-12:45pm Thursday, September 14 Mt. Pleasant Campus | CSS 234
- Career Exploration
- 12:30pm-1:15pm Tuesday, October 10 Harrison Campus | Room 238
- Noon-12:45pm Thursday, October 12 Mt. Pleasant Campus | CSS 234
- Job Shadowing
- 12:30pm-1:15pm Tuesday, November 7 Harrison Campus | Room 238
- Noon-12:45pm Thursday, November 9 Mt. Pleasant Campus | CSS 234
- Resume & Job Search
- 12:30pm-1:15pm Tuesday, December 12 Harrison Campus | Room 238
- Noon-12:45pm Thursday, December 14 Mt. Pleasant Campus | CSS 234
- Elevator Speeches
- 12:30pm-1:15pm Tuesday, January 9 Harrison Campus | Room 239
- Noon-12:45pm Thursday, January 18 Mt. Pleasant Campus | CSS 234
- Pathway Development
- 12:30pm-1:15pm Tuesday, February 13 Harrison Campus | Room 239
- Noon-12:45pm Thursday, February 15 Mt. Pleasant Campus CSS 234
- Summer Career Planning
- 12:30pm-1:15pm Tuesday, March 12 Harrison Campus | Room 239
- Noon-12:45pm Thursday, March 14 Mt. Pleasant Campus | CSS 234
Attending Career Tips via Zoom is available upon request.
Questions? Contact Mid's Career Center by calling (989) 317-4613 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I learn more about a career?
Contact the Career Center today to learn more about these options.
While the College offers courses in many areas of study, it can be hard to practice the skills you're learning in the classroom in a real-world, work environment. There are practical applications of skills that are best developed in the field, that can simply not be duplicated in the classroom. To learn within a workplace setting, you can pursue an internship in the career field you're interested in. Internships provide an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment, are often temporary positions, and can be paid or unpaid. The types of skills learned may range from organizational skills, people management, time management, negotiations, and much more. For these reasons alone, an internship proves to be a vital part of your educational program and development as a professional.
Most job shadowing opportunities are unpaid and primarily offer the participant a sense of the field and the specific type of work they would do if they entered the profession. The goal is to provide participants with industry experience and knowledge. Job shadowing often means you'll spend the day with a professional in the field of your choice as an observer, more than a participant. Depending on the nature of the company you visit, your job shadowing experience may include sitting in on meetings, facility tours, observing daily work, informational interviews, or even hands-on projects.
An apprenticeship is a formal employment program that trains you to do a specific job. Unlike internships, apprenticeships employ people who already know which career path they wish to follow. If you enter into apprenticeship, you'll sign a contract with your employer and learn specific skills. This usually includes a mix of on-the-job training and work experience, and formal, classroom-based learning. Programs last from one to six years, and at the end of your apprenticeship, you'll have a formal certification and the skills needed to work in your chosen field. Traditionally, apprenticeship programs have targeted skilled trades careers, such as welding, electrical, and other specialized skilled trades roles.