Career & Employment Services Office
Library, 1st Floor
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri
City College Campus
Career & Employment Services provides career counseling and help students access part-time jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities while they’re in school, and helps them secure full-time employment upon graduation.
What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: I have a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa and am working on a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling here at MSUB.
Your first job: My first ever job was at a local grocery store in Iowa as a cashier.
Your top piece of advice for students who are looking for jobs: My top piece of advice is to work backwards. Think about what you are passionate about? Then, figure out what type of work makes you curious, excited, or fulfilled. Work from there to figure out what your small steps are to achieve your big goals.
What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: Bachelor of Science, Psychology & Minor in Business (University of Nebraska-Kearney) Masters Degree: Rehabilitation Counseling (Montana State University-Billings)
Your first job: Hilltop Café: Dishwasher, Bussing tables, Cook’s Helper, Cashier & Waitress – paid my way through college as a Waitress.
Your top piece of advice for students who are looking for jobs: Stay Positive…Network! Network! Network!
Dr. Becky Lyons
What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media (Plattsburgh State University of New York), Master of Science in Public Relations (Montana State University Billings), Doctor of Education in Adult and Higher Education
Your first job: Worked on a Dude Ranch near Durango, Colorado
Your top piece of advice for students who are looking for jobs: When you are in the job application process, your first step should always be to call your own number. This way you can make sure your voicemail box is set up and/or your voicemailbox is not full. If your mailbox is not set up or is full, and an employer calls you for an interview and cannot leave a message, they will most likely not call back.
What degree(s) you have and where you graduated from: Bachelor of Arts in English (Montana State University Billings)
Your first job: Cashier, sales in a bookstore
Your top piece of advice for students who are looking for jobs: Chase your dreams, but be patient. You may not get your dream job right away, and that's okay! Also, you are never too old to change your trajectory!