Black River Technical College’s Department of Student Affairs has announced the launch of “BRTC Career Connections,” a free interactive career management database, which will connect employers with BRTC students and alumni. “I’m excited about the potential of this new program,” said Bridget Guess, Academic Advisor. “We hope students, alumni, and employers will take advantage of this innovative tool to enhance their job search and applicant pool.”
With just a few clicks, students and alumni can self-register online with BRTC Career Connections through the BRTC website, eliminating a trip to campus. BRTC Career Connections offers access to resume building tools that are easy to use with many varied templates from which to choose and it’s all free. “Simply add your personal information and Resume Builder completes the form for you – no worrying about margins or indentions,” explained Guess. “Once complete, the resume can be posted immediately to the job listing on BRTC Career Connections.”
Also available on the site are sample resume and cover letters. Students and alumni can browse a list of employers registered on the site, perform job searches, and even apply for any job posted on the site through BRTC Career Connection.
Employers can self-register with BRTC Career Connections, which makes available to them a platform to post jobs available at their company, access student resumes posted on the system through Resume Book (students have the choice to opt-out), and contact a student/alumni by email directly from the site. Even if a student has not applied for a company’s advertised position, Resume Book allows employers to view all students’ resumes in the system.
This exciting new tool is available through the Virtual Career Center website and was funded through the PACE grant. BRTC’s Director of Distance Education/Instructional Technology and Program Coordinator of the PACE grant, Regina Moore, explained, “The PACE grant’s purpose is to find an accelerated path to completion and employment for students. BRTC Career Connections is another tool that will assist our students and alumni in their job search as well as aid area and national employers in finding our students. BRTC Career Connections is a great addition to the services BRTC offers its students as well as an avenue to connect with community businesses.”
BRTC Career Connections launched March 3 at which time current students were sent an automated email message explaining that their account has been created and they only need to update demographic data to get started. “I hope many students, alumni, and employers will take advantage of this new service,” stated Academic Advisor Mary Anderson. “The more businesses and individuals who register and use the site, the more effective the program will be.”
Students and alumni may login at https://blackrivertech-csm.symplicity.com/students/. Employers’ login page is located at https://blackrivertech-csm.symplicity.com/employers. If you have questions, please contact Anderson or Guess at (870) 248-4000, extensions 4011 or 4014, respectively.