Career Academy

The Career Academy initiative in Completing the Dream is a course that assists students in exploring career options while identifying an academic major that will help students reach their goals. 

The course will include:

  • Career exploration
  • Career planning
  • Resume/cover letter writing
  • Mock interviews
  • Job search tips
  • Interview preparation
  • Service learning
  • Job shadowing

The course creates a learning community to serve all students, but it is especially focused on assisting veterans and students who have been historically underserved in higher education. Career Academy will be offered beginning in the spring 2015 semester.

Team leaders Tracy Ballinger, Director of Student Development at TCC Southeast Campus, and Eunice Tarver, Director of Student Development at TCC Metro Campus, will research the impact of Career Academy. They will gather data to determine whether identifying a career path and major and connecting with peers improves overall retention, graduation and gainful employment rates.