Catalog 2021-2022

Career Services

The mission of the Career Services Office is to provide students and alumni with assistance in learning about the world of work, developing job search skills, and locating employment opportunities. This office seeks to assist students with developing strategies and techniques on how to become successful in a competitive and dynamic job market.

Career Services staff offer regularly scheduled seminars on topics such as career exploration, resume development, cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

A variety of tools and services are available to students to help with their employment search. Virtual Job Shadow is available online to students and alumni. It offers comprehensive career interest assessments to assist in matching individuals to compatible career paths, as well as information including  the latest data on jobs such as working conditions, hiring requirements, employment outlook by geographic area, and ways to prepare for employment. Athens Technical College partners with Optimal Resume, a career management program, where students and alumni will find a variety of tools to help create, present, manage, and share their professional credentials including resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and websites. Optimal Resume also provides up to date and relevant assistance with interviewing techniques and job search skills. 

Employers who do not discriminate in their employment practices or policies on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law) are encouraged to contact the Career Services Office to post announcement of their job openings free of charge. Staffing agencies (third party recruiters) may participate in posting their available positions only in the event there is no charge to students for successful placement.

Local and regional employers can list job positions for student consideration under the Post a Job section of the career services website.

Career Services staff contacts alumni of Athens Technical College upon graduation to obtain feedback on employment outcomes. This feedback is collected  to ensure that the college matches educational outcomes with the knowledge and skills required by employers so that our graduates thrive in a competitive job market.

For additional information, contact the career services coordinator at (706) 355-5006 or review the Career Services homepage. Career service assistance is available on all campuses of the college.