Career & Employment Center
Recruiting on Campus
Step 1: Register as an employer on the Las Positas College Internship & Job Board
Step 2: Once approved as an employer you can post job openings and/or internship opportunities.
Step 3: Find out about and register for upcoming Career Center hiring events
The Las Positas College Internship & Job Board connects our students and alumni with area employers.
Services are FREE! Students can register and get notifications about College job and internship fairs, newly posted positions, career tips and more. Employers can post positions and search student résumés.
Print copies of jobs and internships can be placed in our Job and Internship binders located in the Career and Transfer Center or emailed to WBL@laspositascollege.edu.
Hiring College Students
When hiring a student, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Students are students first
When you have a student on your staff, please be flexible in their hours so that they can attend classes and get their work done. Their priority should be to complete their degree or certificate. The College offers classes at night, during the day and online. It’s important that they be able to take advantage of these opportunities.
- Students may not have a lot of work experience
Even for entry level positions, companies often seek candidates with experience. This can leave students in a Catch-22 – having no experience to land the job but needing a job to get experience. Students are eager to learn and are highly motivated. Be willing to train them and foster their potential.
- Students want meaningful work
Students, today, want to be sure that what they do matters, both in gaining valuable experience and in making a difference in their community. They want to know about the company’s values, about work-life balance, and how you give back to others.
There are many ways for employers to be involved with Las Positas College. As part of the Tri-Valley community, the College is a partner in the development of our workforce and the growth of our economy. Working together, we can develop the students of Las Positas College to be contributing members of your business and our community.
Internships are a perfect way for businesses to be involved in a student’s education. They are structured work activities designed to expand classroom learning through a work-like experience. Students are placed at a workplace for a defined period of time to participate in and observe work first-hand. Las Positas College promotes paid internship programs for its students. Students may also be eligible to receive college credit for their internship experience.
If you are looking to hire an intern for your business, please email WBL@laspositascollege.edu or visit Las Positas College Internship & Job Board. You can upload your opportunity to the Network where the students will find you.
Partner through other work-based learning activities
Work-based learning is an educational strategy that provides Las Positas College students with real-life work experiences. During these activities, they are able to apply their classroom learning and increase their employability. This link between the classroom and the work place cannot happen, however, without the partnership of the region’s employers. Work-based learning is a commitment by both the College and the employers to develop our students into a better, more successful employee.
Learn more about these opportunities by visiting our Work-based Learning pages or emailing the coordinator: WBL@laspositascollege.edu.
Participating in advisory boards
Las Positas College’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students for skilled trades in a wide range of occupations. These programs offer students a career path that starts in a high-wage, middle-skilled job – the jobs that employers often find hard to fill. To learn more about the College’s CTE program, visit the program website.
Each of the CTE programs includes an advisory committee. In today’s rapidly changing work environment, the College uses these committees to keep a pulse on changes in the workplace, both in technologies and industry developments. Information that is brought forth in these committees is used to improve the program curriculum, making our students that much more employable.
In order for these advisory committees to work as they are proposed, each program needs to have participation from industry representatives. They meet only once or twice a year and are a great opportunity to both gain and impart insight for the betterment of the programs. For more information on these advisory committees, please contact the Program Manager, Vicki Shipman.
Connect with the Las Positas College Foundation
The Las Positas College Foundation exists to help ensure that the College continues to be a premier educational institution in our region. It is a volunteer-governed organization that helps improve our student’s educational opportunities both through funding student scholarships and helping our program departments with needed equipment and teaching aids to remain current in the industry.
As a community member, and a business in our region, you benefit from the work of the College and its Foundation. There are many ways to become involved with the Las Positas College Foundation. Visit their website for more information, or call 925-424-1010.