Photograph of Nancy Buckley, Janet Costa and Lori Pearson by Cassie LeBel
By Karl Heine
The Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) campus has many employment options available for current students that are looking to find job opportunities on the Cape and beyond.
“Open and available on a stop in basis,” said Dawn Harney, who has worked at the 4Cs Student Employment Office for the past 15 years.
The employment office can be found in the MM Wilkens Building room 215. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10AM to 4PM.
Harney also encourages students to check the 4Cs job link which can be found on the college’s website. The link is free and lists around 1,455 jobs that are currently available.
Harney actively works with local businesses in an effort to coordinate on-campus visits for employers seeking to hire hard working college students.
Students can visit these job booths on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30AM-1:30PM in the connector hallway of the MM Wilkens building.
“Often-times employers come directly to us, rather than other ways like the Cape Cod Times and Craigslist, because our students are trustworthy,” said Harney.
In the past year, Harney reports that 33 employers came to the college to set up a stand and collectively they have spoken with 377 students. This means that in a school of roughly 4,000 students, nearly 10% of those enrolled have participated in these meet-and-greets.
On February 27-28 representatives from Renewal By Andersen, a window and door replacement company, visited the 4Cs campus to seek out potential employees. Nick Pedrotti, one of two representatives seated at the stand, stated that things at the table were, “slow, not too many kids stopped by.”
Windows By Anderson was the most recent employer to visit campus, but most certainly will not be the last. Upcoming opportunities to speak with potential employers include the Oyster Harbor Club on March 27 and Massachusetts Mentor on April 10.
More dates are planned for future stands, but businesses have not yet been confirmed.
Whether it’s by stopping at one of the visiting businesses to speak with an employer face to face or through heading to the online link located on the college website, 4Cs has multiple means available to students who are seeking both part-time and full-time employment.