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Career Development Center (CDC)

Help is available for discovering your interests, strengths, and personality factors related to careers. You can learn a lot about your options and what you would be good at by visiting the Career Development Center. We have tools to help you discover what careers you would most enjoy. To help plan and develop your career skills we organize workshops, assessment tests, and provide individual career counseling to students of any year.

Individual Career Counseling

Career counseling sessions are designed to help you define your career/life path; identify your skills and areas of interest.

  • Discuss your major and career goals. Get to know your skills and values to narrow down your career direction.
  • Get assistance in developing your CV and cover letter to make sure it is conveyed in a clear, well-organized and professional style.
  • Get information on a summer job, on and off campus job postings and internship possibilities in your career field.  
  • Improve your interviewing skills by signing for a practice interview.
  • Fill out an employment survey so that we have your CV and interests on file to share with future employers

Know more about yourself

Explore the various assessments in this section, feel free to schedule an appointment with the staff to discuss the results and how they can be applied.

The Strong Interest Inventory (MBTI)

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MBTI is an assessment tool used by many colleges and universities. You answer a series of simple questions, and the computer-scored tabulation provides information about your interests, strengths, and personality related to different types of careers. This tool can also suggest specific courses, jobs and internships, and extracurricular activities relevant to personal and career interests.  The MBTI is a personality inventory that identifies you as one of sixteen distinct personality types. Each personality type correlates with happiness in certain careers.

CareerLink inventory

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A free online assessment CareerLink Inventory, is a relatively simple tool that can teach you a lot about yourself and career that can suit your interests.

Holland Code Career Test

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You’ll learn more about what these scores mean, and how your top interest area can help you to understand which careers you are suited for.

Career Values Assessment

Free | Take a Test >

The Values Test can help you learn more about your underlying work needs and motivations, and can help you decide what is important to you in a job. The test does this by asking you to rank different aspects of work that represent six underlying work values. Knowing your work values can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you might want to explore. When you complete the test, you will get scores for each of six work values clusters.

Big Five Personality Assessment

Free | Take a Test >

Five personality traits are evaluated: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The assessment identifies a preference out of the five and can help you identify learning styles as well as work preferences.

StrengthsFinder

23 EUR | Take a Test >

Top 5 CliftonStrengths reveals the first five talent themes in your profile and includes basic strategies to help you start applying your them to succeed. It measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Top 5 CliftonStrengths is ideal for people who want a basic understanding of what they naturally do best.

Resume & Portfolio Resources

Resume Resources:

Portfolio Samples:

Job Interview

Interviewing is one of the most important steps in the job-seeking process. Studying up on interview techniques, looking at an interview sample Q&A can be helpful. The success of the interview will be directly related to the preparation time you give to it. CDC assists students to be prepared for the interview – we organize mock interviews and discuss your individual performance.

  • Dressing for an interview
  • Interview techniques
  • Mock interviews
  • Interview over Skype

Employment for students

Practicum

When you begin your search for practicum opportunities that fit your needs, requirements, and major; the first step would be to contact your Practicum Professor directly to receive information on possible opportunities for you.  

On campus employment

The Career Development Center will provide job opportunity listings as they become available throughout the year. All openings, whether on campus or off campus, are posted on CDC bulletin board and CDC Facebook group. Join our Employment Database if you are interested in tutoring, translations, babysitting and other opportunities.

Off campus employment

Non EU students can officially work up to 20 hrs/week with the TRP card during the academic year. TRP card allows you to work up to 40 hrs/week during the summer season. If you DO NOT have a TRP you are unable to get employed in Lithuania, on or off-campus.

Below are some sources to look into when looking for off-campus employment;

EURES – job mobility network

European Employment Services is a co-operation network which brings together the European Commission and public employment services of the countries belonging to the EEA (European Economic Area). The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons. You can search for any job in any country by using this portal: www.eures.europa.eu

Summer employment

As LCC students enter the summer break already in May, this gives an exceptional opportunity to work for all 4 months. Summer employment gives students experience in a dynamic workplace environment and offer learning opportunities that will develop and improve their skills for future employment. Please note that students are expected to return by the first day of classes and might be automatically be withdrawn from LCC if they fail to do that.

W&T USA

W&T USA program is the most popular summer work exchange program for students. Participants work for up to 4 months for the US host companies / employers. Both the EU (in freshmen, sophomore and junior year) and non-EU (in sophomore and junior year) nationals can apply for this program. There are two agencies that run the W&T USA program:

Greece

Students are provided with jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry. If you wish to apply visit:

www.jobtrust.gr

www.algoos.com

After graduation

Visit LCC Career Development Center to get assistance in developing your career plan and following it.

  • Employment
  • Networking
  • LinkedIn
  • Job fairs in Lithuania 
  • Job search in LT and EU

For more support and information for seniors, visit our “Senior Package” website

Have questions about your career?

If you have any questions or concerns about anything written above (CV or Cover Letter writing, interview prep., employment, career goal setting, etc.) feel free to set up a meeting with the Career Development Counselor via this link – Meeting with CDC or Contact: cdc@lcc.lt

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