New career guide for students


Gunter Kleist

Beth Walsh, Coordinator of Career Development

Beth Walsh, the Coordinator of Career Development for Johnson State College, is ready to help students hit their chosen career path running.

This year, Walsh has introduced a career guide to help students with résumés, cover letters, interviews, jobs, internships and networking/transferable skills, along with a new website at

Also new is a name change from “drop-in hours” to “pop-in hours,” which will now feature free popcorn for students when they visit the Office of Career Development.

For Walsh, the changes in her office reflect the belief that preparing for life after college is an important part of being in college.

“Be thoughtful about what’s included in your four years at Johnson State College,” Walsh said.

She encourages students to get out and try new things on campus, like attending workshops and participating in organizations and clubs, to see what they might be interested in.

Walsh hopes to get her message out to all JSC students. She attended summer orientation events for incoming freshman and transfer students and talked with parents and students about the career development program. She also tries to get out and speak in classes whenever she can.

Walsh strongly encourages students and parents to get information about the program.

In the Office of Career Development, students can get help with everything from career exploration, to changing majors.
“Once you find where you want to be, it’s wonderful,” Walsh said.

Students examine life skills that can help with adapting to career and job changes, as well as skills that  help students support themselves throughout their time in college.

There are workshops throughout each semester focusing on topics from creating résumés to grad school exploration.
Walsh strongly encourages students to stop by and attain more information about what goes on in the Career Advising Offices, and to get involved before their junior and senior years at Johnson State.

She wants students to know about and get involved with internships and where they want to go after school as soon as possible.

“Once you feel that energy and motivation you know it’s right for you,” said Walsh.

This is going to be Walsh’s first full year at Johnson State College. She started this past January, and has been working to improve the Career Development office by adding new resources, like their website, and having workshops and events for students to attend.

Walsh encourages all students to stop by the Office of Career Development in Dewey Hall. The career guide booklet is available, along with a list of workshops and events scheduled.

he pop-in hours are every Thursday and Friday from 11:00 a.m – 2:30 p.m.

For more information about appointments and office hours, contact the Office of Career Development by telephone at 802-635-1257, or by email at jscadvising&[email protected]