Student Services

Capitol Technology University is uniquely positioned to prepare our students for an ever changing workforce through individualized career planning, helping to develop a personalized strategic plan based upon motivated strengths, interests, values, personality and specific goals. 

Whether you are deciding upon a major or have defined a career interest, the career planning process helps you to explore new paths, change destinations, and map your own vision for the future. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Career Exploration
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letter composition
  • Job search techniques
  • Personal Branding
  • Strategies for locating internships
  • Appropriate Attire
  • Social Media Management
  • Mock Interviews
  • Assistance interpreting job descriptions, offers, and employment packages
  • Salary negotiation
  • How to make the most out of your internship

 

Schedule meetings today! Symplicity at https://captechu-csm.symplicity.com/a, email at careers@captechu.edu, and phone at 240-965-2494.

 

Career Exploration/Planning Resources:

Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.bls.gov/oco) - The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations in the United States

O*Net Online (http://www.onetonline.org/) - The Occupational Information Network is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today's world of work in the United States.

O*NET® Career Exploration Tools (https://www.mynextmove.org/profile/ext/onet) - The O*NET® team has designed a set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. They also are designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition. The assessment instruments, which are based on a "whole-person" concept, are grouped into three major families.

O*Net Interest Profiler (https://www.mynextmove.org/) - The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. It helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

My Next Move (https://www.mynextmove.org/) - 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. My Next Move is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Learn more about O*NET.

Where CTU 2019 Graduates Landed Jobs

Capitol Technology University graduates are in high demand. Here is a list of some of the employers that hired the May 2019 graduates.

AbbVie

ADNET Systems

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services

Booz Allen Hamilton

CACI

Department of Defense (DoD)

General Dynamics

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Hammers Company

Hughes Network Systems

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Leidos

Lockheed Martin

Met Life

Mitre

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Security Agency (NSA)

NAVIAR

Northrop Grumman

OneWeb

Raytheon Company

Telophase

US Army Research Laboratory

 

 

Where Can I Find Career Services Job Postings?

Capitol Technology University/Symplicity Job Board (see below).

LinkedIn - Career Services at Capitol Technology University Group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4820053/. You will need to request to join the group to get access.

Career Services Job Board (in the hallway next to the Career Services Office - C262).

Helpful Resources

USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.  It is your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. On occasion positions in the Federal Government will be added to the Online Career Center.  However if federal employment is your goal it will benefit you to explore USAJOBS and create an account.
 
See this page for Occupational Series numbers by major: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Federal_Occupations_by_College_Major
 
Surprising new trend, application limits. Apply for the job as soon as possible.  More information can be found on the following website: http://www.resume-place.com/2014/06/a-surprising-new-job-announcement-trend/ 
 
 
 
 
 

Virtual Career Center / Job Board

Capitol Technology University's Career Center and Job Board platform Symplicity, equips students with all the necessary job-search tools conveniently located in one place. The platform can be accessed on your mobile devices. In addition to searching and applying to postings, students can leverage the dashboard view to access a quick overview of important updates tailored to their specific needs – and even view announcements explicitly targeted based on their interests, experience, and career goals

Students and alumni have now have pre-populated accounts already created by the University. Accessing your account is easy, just click on https://captechu-csm.symplicity.com/. Click the button for "Student/Alumni" and then "Forgot Password". Your user name is the beginning of your CapTechU email address (i.e.jdoe@captechu.edu would be jdoe). You will receive an email to reset your password.

Once you are in the system you should complete your profile. It is like an online portfolio that you can share with employers so that they will be able to find you directly. The event tab allows you to see upcoming events, you can see what companies will be at the job fair you can also RVSP to any active workshops or events. Career Advice gives students tips on the job market or for other business-related things.  You can also, conduct an individual job search using criteria specific to you and your career. Simplicity is updated daily with employers and opportunities and is accessible 24 hours a day.

Additionally, you can upload your documents (resumes, cover letters, and transcripts) that you can share with employers by selecting the opt-in for the Resume Book.

Please be aware that we are seeing a rise in fraudulent employer postings. We do our best to vet each employer - however, some may make it through our process. Scammers are taking advantage of students and it’s important to know if the job/internship position is real. Things like spelling errors, incorrect company’s emails or requests for money are huge red flags. If you ever have a question about whether it is real please email careers@captechu.edu to report the employer. 

Virtual Career Center / Job Board)

Mobile App for Students

Symplicity Jobs and Careers app allows students to receive job and internship recommendations based on their interests and behavior; quickly search, mark favorites and apply to jobs and internships; schedule interviews on campus; find and attend recruiting events; schedule advising appointments and more. Availability of features is dependent on each school's configuration.

Direct Links to the App

For iPhone users:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/symplicity-jobs-and-careers/id1239828027
For Android users:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.symplicity.csmandroid

Job Hunting, Networking, & Work During COVID-19

FindSpark is hosting a free live virtual panel this Wed., 5/13 @ 2pm ET -- Job Hunting, Networking, & Work During COVID-19. Connect with HR pros The New York Times, Rakuten, an Expert Interview Coach, and more. RSVP: https://www.findspark.com/job-hunting-networking-and-work-during-covid-19


Capitol Technology October 2020 Career Conference

Capitol Technology October 2020 Career Conference - Coming soon!

Contact Information

 Connie Harrington

Associate Director of Career Services

C262

careers@captechu.edu

(240) 965-2494

 

Business Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday

 

The university has temporarily moved courses online and offices to telecommuting. Meetings with the Office of Career Services during this time will be held via Zoom in my personal meeting room. . You will still be able to schedule meetings via email at careers@captechu.edu, Symplicity at https://captechu-csm.symplicity.com/and phone at 240-965-2494 but you will need to sign into Zoom to join the meeting at the designated appointment time. You will be placed in a waiting room for me to begin the meeting. If you do not have an appointment but have questions during the day, you will be permitted to enter the waiting room as a “walk-in”, however I may not available at the time entered so it would best to schedule an appointment. The information for my personal meeting room is below:

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Meeting ID: 997 518 2707

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