MTSS Education Career Services Department is committed to supporting and assisting the career development of our attending students and graduates. The goal of our Career Services staff is to prepare every MTSS Education student for a long, successful career in their chosen field. We provide career-related counseling and programs to help our students in resume writing, job-search techniques, networking, interview skills, and interview follow-up.
We are wholly independent, offering objective and impartial advice and information, free of any commercial relationship with employers. We maintain and develop links with the range of organizations providing appropriate hiring opportunities for graduates, including IT and staffing companies. We assist in the provision and dissemination of information about the destinations of those who have completed their studies at MTSS Education. We continue to be the main provider of choice of careers education, information, and guidance within MTSS Education.
When students register to complete a program at MTSS Education, they attend an orientation. During the orientation students are provided a brief overview of the Career Services procedures and the assistance MTSS Education offers.
In addition to the initial general orientation, students meet with the Career Services department. At this meeting students are asked to complete the Employment Consent Form. The completed form contains the contact information of the student (email and phone), grants permission to our Career Services department to forward the student’s resume to potential employers (after we confirm a student’s interest in a specific opportunity) and is used by our Career Service department to contact the student/graduate as opportunities arise.
As students graduate, our Career Service department meets with the students to review their individual career expectations in addition to the student’s desired work location(s). Our Career Services department encourages all graduates to register to take their national exams. While on campus for the Career Service meeting students are introduced to our Registry Guidance Counselor who assists the student to set up and complete their national exams.
Career Services next step is to follow-up with students through phone and email contacts. As we receive job requisitions from our network, we reach out to graduates to discuss their availability and possible interest in each specific position. In addition to our network contacts, we also set up “Job Alerts” on several job board sites and receive alerts we can forward to available candidates for their review and application. A chart is maintained by the department to monitor graduate success and/or current availability/interest in pursuing opportunities. MTSS Education maintains affiliations with staffing agencies, job placement, and recruiting agents who assist and forward possible job openings to our graduate students.
Once a student is hired our Career Services department will reach out to the graduate’s new company and send an “Employer Survey” and “Employment Verification” to be completed by the employer. MTSS Education has an affiliation with an employment verification agency to enhance the process of employment verification and collection of survey reports for the students who have not responded to our Career Service department in a timely manner. The survey is one of the important ways for our school to review our student’s and the school’s success and to help evaluate the student’s training received through MTSS Education.
Having the proper resources to conduct a successful job search can make a big difference. MTSS Education offers a variety of career resources and tools to our students and graduates. Although appointments are not required, students are encouraged to make an appointment with a Career Services counselor to ensure all students may avail themselves of the services we offer. Some of the assistance and services students can expect to receive:
- Career Orientation
- Job Search Techniques
- Resume Preparation Assistance
- Interview Preparation and Follow-up
- Career Development Seminars
- Campus Recruiting Events/ Job fairs
- Job Research and Job Posting Board (on-campus/online)
Career Development Workshops
As an additional service for our students, we provide regular career development workshops. During these workshops, our career services team present information that will assist students with their job search. These workshops cover a variety of topics including job search techniques, resume writing, interview skills, professionalism, and LinkedIn.
What Career Services Does Not Offer
Students are informed that job hunting, whether still in school or after graduation, is ultimately their responsibility, but the MTSS Education career services department remains committed to assisting our students in their efforts. The role of career services is not to act as an employment agency. Procuring a position depends on the student’s performance and the will of the hiring site. Employers consider a graduate’s attitude, grades, interview performance, work background, educational background, and other intangible factors when determining employment. No representative of MTSS Education promises employment or a specific starting salary.
*** MTSS Education does not warrant or guarantee that successful completion of a program offered at MTSS Education will result in a graduate obtaining employment in any field or profession.