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.
NEED HELP LAUNCHING YOUR CAREER?
We've got your back!
- Get a professional outfit of your choice for FREE!*
- Harrison Campus 11am-2pm Thursday, April 27 near the Bookstore
- Mt. Pleasant Campus 11am-2pm Monday, May 1 in the CSS Lobby
- *Selection based on donations, while supplies last.
- Get a FREE Professional Headshot! Visit the Multimedia Studio in Doan 110 on the Mt. Pleasant Campus 2pm-4pm Tuesday, May 2 - no appointment necessary!
- Don't miss Mid's upcoming Career Fair 1pm-3:30pm Tuesday, May 2 on the Mt. Pleasant Campus. Dress for success and bring copies of your resume!
Those interested in donating professional clothing can drop off items at the following times and locations.
- Harrison Campus | Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 26 in Student Services
- Mt. Pleasant Campus | Thursday, April 27 in CLAB 273 or Student Services
Connect with us remotely!
Career discussions, polishing resumes, and practicing mock interviews can be effectively done remotely using real-time virtual technologies like Zoom. Career Center staff are available via email, phone, and Zoom 8am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
Schedule an appointment using the link below.
- Career/Transfer Exploration
- Résumé & Cover Letter Development
- Interview Preparation
- Career Placement Assistance
- Internship/Apprenticeship Placement
What should be done before you see a career coach?
- Please complete the Focus 2 career-exploration tool.
What should I bring to my career coaching appointment?
- Your résumé
- List of your work history and/or experiences
- Course work
- Focus 2 results
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.