Employment Management Services

Students

EMS for Students

“In order to get a job out of college these days, new grads should be overachievers with real-life business experience, and they should expect to have to go above and beyond the typical job search.”
 – Dan Schwabel
New York Times bestselling author, Fortune 500 consultant,
columnist at Forbes and Fortune and Quartz, former columnist at TIME

Education or experience… or both?  Many argue that a college education is absolutely crucial to landing that dream job of yours, while others believe that hands-on experience is more valuable.

Believe it or not, both are true.

Formal education is important and valuable. At the same time, what is learned in the classroom needs to also be applied in the workplace to develop real-world competence in any subject.

Work experience is far more than being in the industry that you love; it’s about understanding a holistic picture of how the real world actually functions.

Work experience…

  • prepares you with valuable knowledge and skills that will allow you to compete in any environment;
  • teaches you how to tackle challenging tasks with little oversight or direction from your superiors;
  • develops creativity and the determination to press on when everyone else’s ideas are spent;
  • helps you find the humility and flexibility to succeed under a supervisor that you perhaps don’t agree with;
  • builds your network as well as your reputation for responsibility and trustworthiness in the workplace; and
  • leads you to opportunities for significant projects in your career.

You probably won’t land your ideal job while you’re in school. That’s why it’s important to recognize the value of work experience, which provides you with stepping stones toward your career goals.

How EMS Works

Step 1: EMS Appointment
Schedule a meeting with one of the EMS team members so that they can get to know you. During that meeting, we will determine the next steps based on your career goals, skill set, work experience, and availability to work.

Step 2: Assess and Identify Opportunities
The EMS team member will have a one-on-one conversation with you about your current and future career goals, your skills and experience, financial needs, and your availability to work. Job opportunities will be identified that fit your unique situation.

  • Tier 1 – Entry-level positions

    • If the employer requires a resume, we will work with you to review and revise your resume as needed.

      EMS Contact – Kristi Bowen

      Requirements – Entry-level positions requiring little or no work experience

      Hours – Part-time Hours

      Application – No EMS Application

      Paperwork RequiredResume review and revision (if resume is requested by the employer)

      Placement Preparation – Job Placement Only

      Additional Support – Additional Support Potential Advancement to Tier 2

  • Tier 2 and Tier 3 – 1-2 years of work experience

    • Before being connected with an employer, you will:

      EMS Contact – Sharon Kitzmiller

      Requirements – 1-2 years of work experience

      Hours – Part-time Hours

      Application – Complete EMS Application

      Paperwork Required
      1. Resume
      2. References
      3. Employer Satisfaction Agreement

      Placement Preparation – Mock Interview(s) and Job Placement

      Additional Support – Individualized Coaching and Placement

  • Tier 4 – Experience or relevant degree required

    • Before being connected with an employer, you will:

      EMS Contact – Kristi Bowen

      Requirements – Experience or relevant degree required

      Hours – Full-time Hours

      Application – Complete EMS Application

      Paperwork Required
      1. Resume
      2. References
      3. Employer Satisfaction Agreement

      Placement Preparation – Mock Interview(s) and Job Placement

      Additional Support – Individualized Coaching and Placement

Step 3: Connect
Our staff will then connect you directly with the employers identified as a good match. The employer will then contact you directly to schedule an interview date and time either by phone or in person.

Step 4: Preparation
Before your formal interview, you will practice a job-specific mock interview with an EMS staff member (Tier 2-4 positions only).  

Resume Templates & Resources

At EMS, we provide professional development training, which includes helping you create and revise your professional resume. Check out our resume guides, templates, and instructional video to get you started.

Student Resources

Job Opportunities and Earn “Job Credit”

Click on one of the links below to see job listings. If you are current student there is opportunity to earn job credits.

Earn Job Credits

Undergrad Jobs

Adult Students &
ALumni Jobs

Facts and Stats

92%

Job Placement Rate

63%

Employers are Local Companies

37%

National and International Companies

Interested?

Contact us today to learn more about how you can get involved with EMS.

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