Develop, Empower & Support: Career Services

Categories: Career Services

The Career Services Department at Arizona College is responsible for multiple processes throughout a student’s educational journey.  Representatives work with students during the entire length of their program; beginning with their first session, the externship process, graduation, and even provide employment assistance for graduates and alumni.  Have you met your Career Services Coordinator yet?  It’s best to have regular meetings and to keep in contact, giving you a great resource for many of the questions you may have about starting your career. What valuable services do Career Services provide for students? Resume Development – Did you know the average employer initially spends less than 30 seconds reviewing your resume? Career Services reviews student resumes and makes suggestions on how to present a polished, well-rounded resume that employers will notice. Mock Interviews – Interviewing is a skill you can learn and Career Services conducts mock interviews with all students. With the…

In What specialties can a Medical Assistant work?

Categories: Career Services, Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants are a vital part of the healthcare team.  They support a busy physician while completing various tasks on a daily basis. Medical Assistants help the office run effectively and efficiently. Medical Assistants directly support a physician and her or his office. Doctors, physicians  and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat patients, often employ Medical Assistants as part of their staff.  Depending on the Medical Assistant’s interests, schedule preferences, and benefit requirements, employment possibilities range from small private practices with a few employees to large corporate hospital or clinical systems.  Medical Assistants can also choose which type of specialty they would prefer to work in, some examples include: Family Practice-treat patients for acute and chronic illnesses, provide follow up care, and refer patients to specialists for challenging cases that require in depth diagnosis and treatment. Obstetrics and Gynecology-provides care for women’s reproductive systems including yearly physical testing and…

Arizona College Donates Blood for American Red Cross

Categories: Career Services, Phlebotomy, Uncategorized

Have you ever donated blood? Donating blood is a simple thing to do and it makes a significant impact in the lives of others. If you have ever needed surgery, there is a large chance that you have answered the question, “If required, would you be willing to accept a blood transfusion?” Donated blood and blood products processed from donated blood saves lives every day. Donated blood is used for many purposes; including patients who require a blood transfusion during or after surgery, chemotherapy patients during treatment, and for patients living with various medical conditions such as sickle cell disease. Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and 41,000 pints of donated blood are used on a daily basis. Recently, both of our Arizona College campuses partnered with the American Red Cross, and held successful blood drives at each campus location. The Mesa Campus drive was held on…

Kick-start your Career with the Career Services Department

Categories: Career Services

Arizona College has a Career Services Department that provides many services for you as a student during your educational journey. We feel that the relationship our students have with their Career Services Coordinator is crucial.  It is important to get to know your Career Services Coordinator toward the beginning of your enrollment and to keep in contact.  The Career Services Coordinator is the students “wing man” to help in important tasks throughout their program.  Career Services assists the students in many ways, including: Assign externship sites Review cover letters, resumes and reference documents Conduct mock job interviews Offer employment and interviewing technique tips Provide leads for job openings and arrange interviews as applicable Assist in the general job search process for all graduates Add to and refine our network Partners across the valley that provide externships and employment to our students and graduates Almost every quarter, the Career Services team…