College Offers Free, Online ‘Career Coach’



To help students, as well as community job seekers with career planning and the job search process, Lone Star College-Montgomery offers Career Coach, a new, online tool that allows people to explore potential careers.
 
“Career Coach helps students or community members gather specific career information, such as potential earnings, employment trends, and even educational or training requirements,” said Michelle Haynes, program manager for career services at LSC-Montgomery. “It even connects the career in mind to specific programs offered at the college.”
 
Career Coach can be accessed by visiting http://lonestarmontgomery.emsicareercoach.com.
 
Through a simple keyword search, users can explore potential careers and see real-time information customized to the greater Houston area. This includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with Indeed.com. When a user finds a job they are interested in, the resume builder helps create an updated resume that highlights key skills and experience tailored for that position.
 
The office of career services at LSC-Montgomery has counselors available to help students, alumni, and community members explore and plan a career path, choose a college major, write a resume, develop a job search plan, and more. These services are offered at no charge. The online Career Coach tool is a great supplement to the face-to-face career advising available.
 
For more information, contact the office of career services at 936.273.7221; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/Career-Services.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.