The Career Services Office provides a variety of services designed to assist Bossier Parish Community College students find employment and reach career goals. This personal and professional growth of our students is attained through improved job search skills, employment, the gathering of career information, and the involvement of the surrounding community.
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Careers and Majors
- O*NET Online – Provides information on over 900 occupations and a skills search assessment.
- Employment Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Learning Express Library – BPCC Learning Express is an interactive online database of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons- students and adult learners – succeed on the academic or licensing tests. Users are required to create an account to take tests.
Career Planning Websites and Search Engines
Bolles, R. (2017). What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
Career Fairs are held during the fall and spring semesters. In addition, career-specific job fairs are occasionally offered.
These career fairs give students, alumni, and community members the opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective employers.
Spring SEMESTER EVENTS
Regional Career Fair 2023 – Friday, March 10
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Centenary Fitness Center, Shreveport, LA
Explore work opportunities, build professional contacts, and interview for roles with organizations from across the region. This event is sponsored by BPCC, LSUS, SUSLA, and Centenary College.
Find more details on Handshake or contact the Career Services Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BPCC Employment Opportunities
- Career Builder
- Career One Stop
- Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders
- City of Bossier City
- City of Shreveport
- El Dorado Resort Casino
- Caesars Horseshoe Bossier City
- Intelligence Community
- Louisiana Downs Casino & Race Track
- La. Workforce Commission
- Margaritaville Resort and Casino
- Parish of Caddo
- Sam’s Town Casino and Resort
- Shreve Memorial Library
- Shreveport Job Corps
- USAF NAF Jobs
- USAJOBS (Federal Government)
Handshake is Career Services’ management system that houses our job posting board and employer partner information. Here BPCC students and alumni can network and apply to jobs or internships.
Over 700 colleges and universities have made the switch to using the Handshake system, which in turn has driven over 500,000 employer partners actively recruiting using this same system. Whether you are looking for an opportunity in Accounting to Zoology, operating through Handshake heightens your chances of landing that dream job!
All positions require Federal Work Study (FWS) eligibility based on your financial aid package. If you have finished your FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), complete the BPCC Student Worker Application (SF-10D) and bring it to the Career Services Office, F-255, or email to email@example.com. FWS Student workers can work up to 20 hours a week while classes are in session.
On-campus FWS Student Workers receive $8.00 an hour. Off-campus Community Services FWS Student Workers receive $12.00 an hour and need skills to tutor and mentor area youth. Student workers are paid every two weeks. Most on campus departments hire FWS student workers for duties such as answering phones, running errands around campus, filing, sorting, copying, shredding, faxing, entering data into a database, and assisting with special events, projects and student inquiries. Providing other students, faculty, and staff with exceptional customer service is required. All student workers need to be reliable and responsible.
Departments That May Hire FWS Student Workers:
- Admissions Office
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division
- Athletics Department
- BPCC at NSU
- BPCC Testing Center
- Business and Information Technology Division
- Computer Services Switchboard
- Computer Services Programming
- Finance Department
- Financial Aid Office
- Library/Learning Commons
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Division
- Public Relations
- Purchasing Department Warehouse
- Purchasing Department Office
- Nursing & Allied Health Division
- Workforce Solutions
- Community Service (special skills required):
- Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
- Plant A Seed Youth Development
- VOA Bossier Lighthouse
- Common Ground
Students currently enrolled in classes at Bossier Parish Community College.
BPCC graduates are eligible to use Handshake and are always welcome at Career Services events.
- Handshake is a web-based network to search job opportunities (local and national) and stay informed about the job search process.
- Free career resources, available services, and announcements of interest can be accessed through this Handshake portal. New students are invited to use this platform through an email.
- It is located on the BPCC Career Services web page.
No, unless, the general public has been invited to participate in an event.
No. The application is used to determine Federal Work Study eligibility. Once a student is determined to be eligible for the program, a job interview can be scheduled when openings occur.
- Not all applicants get scheduled to interview.
- A helpful hint: Make sure you complete a neat and thorough application.
- Your goal is to make an employer want to interview you! An incomplete, sloppy application might get set aside.
No, a résumé is optional. However, an organized, easy to read résumé increases your chance of job search success.
Yes. Workshops in Résumé Writing and Job Interview Skills are offered throughout the semester. These are advertised on the BPCC Job Board.
- Yes. The SkillsFirst software package is a great tool to get you started.
- You must be a currently-enrolled BPCC student to use the software.
- SkillsFirst is a free resource for Bossier Parish Community College students that offers an AI-augmented Resume Builder and Cover Letter Builder to help you create keyword-optimized documents tailored for specific job descriptions.
- The SkillsFirst link is located on the Career Services web page. Create an account and start using this benefit.
Administrative Coordinator IV
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Emmett E. Cope Student Services Center (Bossier Campus - Building F)
Second floor, Room 255