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CAREER SERVICES Career service centers – Placement assistance for employers in addition to student placement assistance. This service saves companies money in recruitment costs and builds lasting education-business partnerships. Online job banks – Enable students and alumni to easily browse job openings by job type, geographic location and/or organization at their convenience. Employers can publicize their current position vacancies to students and browse student resumes in order to find qualified candidates. Internship placement – A win-win for students and employers. Employers can post part-time or full-time jobs, internships and co-op positions with career services offices. Resume writing – Resume and cover letter-writing workshops and editing services for students, alumni and community members. Job search training – A variety of programs and services to help students identify, strategize and achieve their career aspirations. Career fairs – Bring employer representatives to campus to provide information and answer questions about their industries, organizations and employment opportunities. Students meet potential employers, receive an overview of possible career paths and available jobs, and gain the experience of networking and interviewing. OTHER RESOURCES Centers of Excellence – Centers of Excellence in health care, engineering, manufacturing, agriculture, energy and information technology are designated by their granting body and equip students with skills to meet industry standards and provide customized training to businesses and organizations. Veterans – Assistance for military veterans includes counseling, GI education benefits certification, job training and tutorial assistance. Veterans can get help finding state and federal resources as they begin or continue their higher education. Incubators – Business incubators provide a physical location in which new businesses in a variety of fields can form and develop with support services such as shared facilities and office equipment, business advice and assistance, and access to financing. Incubators are sponsored by Oklahoma’s higher education institutions in addition to vocational schools, private sector firms, local governments, economic development agencies and combinations of these groups. Research parks – Research parks provide high-tech companies a common location and an atmosphere conducive to creating, developing and promoting scientific research by integrating the resources of universities and private companies. Oklahoma’s Public Colleges and Universities For more information, contact: Workforce & Economic Development Division Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (405) 225-9179 www.okhighered.org The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal laws and regulations, do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. This publication, printed by State Regents’ Central Services, is issued by the State Regents as authorized by 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3206. 100 copies have been printed at a cost of approximately $27.43. Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This publication was produced in March 2011. BUSINESS SERVICES Business plan development – Individual assistance and workshops to area small businesses and entrepreneurs in developing successful enterprises free of charge or for a nominal fee. Business forums – Opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs to discuss business investments and acquisition, raising capital, writing and using a business plan, sales strategies and marketing tips. Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) – Free assistance in consultation management, marketing and financing for small businesses. Business counseling – Small business planning and advice on general management, sales and marketing, finance, technology, business plans, government relations, real estate management and human resources. Government contract training – Guidance through the process of becoming an eligible federal contractor or sub-contractor for federal agencies, which are required to target small businesses with at least 23 percent of their contracts and purchasing. Manufacturing Extension Agents – Sponsored primarily by educational and economic development entities to help manufacturers in each region become more productive and competitive. COMMUNITY Meeting facilities – Meeting rooms and conference centers in state-of-the-art facilities are available to community members for a variety of needs. ESL (on-site) – Tutoring or ESL (English as a Second Language) courses offered through learning resource centers to students, area employees or community members whose native language is not English. CRC assessment sites – Sites where a job seeker’s skills are measured and validated. Job seekers then earn Career Readiness Certificates, which are portable skills credentials that can be used to facilitate job placement, retention and advancement. CUSTOMIZED TRAINING / CONTINUING ED Professional or technical certificates – Industry-recognized professional or technical certifications such as engineering and technology management, project management professional, and computer industry certifications. Customized corporate training – Individually tailored to companies’ needs. Topics range from general business skills, such as sales, cultural diversity, customer service and project management, to industry-specific training in computer and information technology, health care, manufacturing, trades and industry, transportation and more. Workforce training – Individually tailored to meet employees’ needs. Continuing education – Courses for employees to meet recertification requirements and to gain new skills for advancement.
|Okla State Agency||Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma State|
|Okla Agency Code||'605'|
|Title||Business services available at Oklahoma's public colleges & universities|
|Alternative title||Business support services brochure|
|Authors||Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.|
|Publisher||Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education|
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Universities and colleges--Public services--Oklahoma.
|Purpose||Business services available chart; Career Services; Other Resources; Business Services; Community; Customized Training/Continuing Ed|
|OkDocs Class#||E1450.1 B979s 2011|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
|ODL electronic copy||Filed with documents.ok.gov submissions system|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|