Career Development and Experiential Learning at Lake Erie College | Painesville, OH

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:

  • Sign up for Handshake to find and post internships and jobs as well as engage in virtual events.

  • Drop by for a visit in 121 Holden Center with your career-related question.

  • 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.

Career Update Survey

Are you a Lake Erie College Alumni? We want to hear from you! Fill out our career update survey to keep us posted on your most up-to-date contact information and employment status.

Virtual Interviewing Session with Director of Career Services, Eric Evans

Learn how to go about a virtual interviewing process with LEC's Director of Career Services, Eric Evans

Virtual Job Search and Application Session with Eric Evans, Director of Career Services.

Sit in on a virtual session with LEC's Director of Career Services, Eric Evans, on how to search and apply for a job virtually.

A discussion with LEC student Kelly McMullen

Eric Evans and Kelly McMullen discuss internships and some good news!

A Conversation with Natalie Lemasters

How to Land and Make the Most of an Internship

“Leading In Uncertain Times"

A Conversation with Kathleen Sterio from GE Lighting

Cover Letter Advice from Director of Career Services Eric Evans

Networking Advice from Eric Evans

To make an appointment...

Eric Evans, M.A.

Director of Career Development and Experiential Learning and Study Abroad

1 (440) 375-7510

121 Holden Center