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Did you know that JJC’s Career Services Center has connections with nearly 4,500 employers in the region? This growing network is propelling today’s students into the future.
Helping to coordinate these efforts is Lindsay Cullen, the college’s new employer relations coordinator.
The network boasts several thousand employers, which collectively add up to 20 new openings to the site per day. In the past 12 months, 6,530 jobs were posted on CCN.
Cullen hopes to grow these numbers in order to create more opportunities for students.
“It’s not just employers coming to me, it’s me trying to actively recruit employers to make JJC the first choice for recruitment,” says Cullen.
This is a lifetime service, Cullen adds, with students and alumni eligible for assistance through Career Services.
“You’re attending college to better yourself, get a high-paying job, and provide for yourself. You don’t have to do the work on your own. We’ll meet you at whatever level you’re at and make sure you’re stepping out with your best professional foot forward.”
Tell your students! Invite Lindsay to speak with your class about Career Services. Encourage employers to sign up for CCN or to attend job fairs. Have something else in mind? Career Services can tailor its resources to meet your class needs.
Cullen grew up in Manhattan, Illinois. Prior to starting at JJC in January, she served in human resources for a fire department before gravitating toward career advising.
As employer relations coordinator, Cullen is excited to be able to combine counseling, human resources and employer relations.
“This is my dream job,” she says.
Cullen received her master’s degree from Lewis University. She holds a bachelors in psychology from Loyola University. Both of Cullen’s parents, as well as her brother and sister attended JJC.