The Career Development and Experiential Learning department is here to explore your goals and help you discover where your chosen degree can take you.
Where Do You See Yourself in Ten Years?
When you were young, the answer may have been easy, but facing down economic statistics and the realities of an ever-changing job market mean your childhood dreams might not come to fruition. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that people of today’s workforce will have more than 12 jobs in their lifetime. We know how daunting a statistic like this sounds and Lake Erie College includes a department dedicated to helping our students buck the trend.
Enter Career Development and Experiential Learning
Your years at LEC include classes, sports, clubs, and friends. You invest in your degree and you put in the work to earn it. Our Career Development office shows you how to capitalize on your investment using carefully tailored self-promotion techniques specific to your industry. Unique opportunities including mock interviews, online forums with career professionals, and experiential learning to further prepare you for success.
Making It Happen
We start by listening to your goals and helping you explore where your chosen degree can take you. By strategically selecting internships and extra-curricular activities to serve your career goals, we empower you to make the best moves for your future. From drafting sharp resumes with persuasive cover letters to creating professional LinkedIn profiles for effective online networking, Career Development supports you.
Our Pathways to Empowerment Program (P2E) helps you make the most of your LEC career by providing a host of events to support your personal and professional development. You gain experiences and make relationships that help you achieve your career goals. Additionally, our graduates have a lifelong career support guarantee and are encouraged to access our services as alumni, long after leaving their college years behind.
simple steps to help you on your journey of career readiness:
Start your career journey today. Email George Phillips at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Have a conversation with your faculty advisor to help us learn how we can collaborate to help you achieve your career goals! The staff and faculty at Lake Erie College are here to help strengthen the link between learning and doing.
For more career exploration, use , a web-based application that allows you to explore the world of work. O*NET provides important occupational information that can help you:
Find occupations to explore and read about educational requirements, job duties, and abilities and pay (both national and state wages)
Search for occupations or careers based on your values, interests and skills
Additional Resources for Job Seekers
You have wide access to many resources to help you build your career.
is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.
is a job search resource for Ohio job seekers. Users can search through posted jobs, find upcoming local job fairs and workshops, or post a resume which can be found by employers in Ohio and surrounding states. OhioMeansJobs.com also now includes services that had previously only been available at county job centers.
: This online resource connects individual job seekers with sports and live event professionals and organizations through an inclusive environment, intuitive technology, high-touch events and executive search and consulting.
Explore Other Job and Career Websites
A career and self-development resource targeted to African-American students and other students of color seeking information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs, etc.
Another large online job posting site; select an area or city and search for specific positions of interest.
Combine the power of NEW search technology with top-notch customer service to give you full control over the job search process.
Job listings in the greater Cleveland area.
A site dedicated to the college student and recent grad; lists over 4500 jobs.
Access this database to of active jobs to find the perfect match for you.
Career advice from leading employers.
Local Cleveland manufacturing companies post jobs.
Job blogs, company profiles and job openings.
Resource for employers, job seekers and those who desire career advancement.
Compiles jobs in Ohio.
Job openings for teachers.
Resource and job listings in the sport management industry.
Interview tips and much more.