Career Services

Welcome to our Career Services page!

  • Career Planning & Exploration 

    Whether you are just starting to explore careers or making a career change, it is important to find a career that matches your interests, skills, and abilities.  Career exploration can help you discover your ideal career path.

    If you are unsure of your career path or want more information, make an appointment with your academic advisor for guidance in exploring and choosing a major and/or career.  



    We offer a variety of assessments to identify your interests, values, experiences and abilities. These are similar to multiple-choice exams, but are not timed and do not have right or wrong answers. Reviewing and understanding the outcomes will help lead to exploring and choosing different majors and careers.

    Career Coach

    Career Coach can show you how the education that colleges of Alamo Colleges District provides will lead to careers that interest you. This user-friendly web-based tool markets careers and programs by providing valuable information on how wages, trends, and careers connect to education and training locally (within a 50 mile radius of San Antonio).


    FOCUS 2 is a self-paced career and educational planning program provides a great assessment of your skills, values, and interests.

    When creating your profile, you will be asked for an Access Code; enter “wildcats”

    FOCUS 2: Career & Educational Planning Solutions

  • Northwest Vista Career Experience can help you become 'job ready':

    • Resume and Cover Letter Review
    • Interviewing Strategies, Mock Interview
    • Job/Internship Search, Networking Strategies, Profile Reviews


    Contact the Career Experience team:

    Phone: 210-486-4151


    Visit our Career Experience website:

    NVC : Career Experience | Alamo Colleges


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    An easy to use software designed to simplify your job readiness needs!

    • Resume Builder & Resume Formatting
    • Review Center: Have your Resume Proofread
    • Create a Professional Website for your Resume
    • Cover Letter & Thank You Letter Builder
    • Mock Interviews and Interviewing Assistance
    • Create an Electronic Portfolio


    Optimal Resume Student Sign In

    Student Sign In



    • Job Search: Find Part-Time, Full Time, Volunteer & Internship Positions!
    • Resource Library: Find Resume & Employer Letter Templates!
    • Events Calendar:  See when Employers & University Recruiters will be at NVC!
    • Career Videos


    Handshake Student Sign In:

    Student Sign In


    Handshake Employer Sign In:

    Employer Sign In

  • Employer Resources

    Northwest Vista offers many options designed to assist you in recruiting students and alumni.  Opportunities include online job postings, career fairs, on-campus recruitment, and more. 

    Our Career Experience team is a connecting point for you to Northwest Vista students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

    Visit our Career Experience website:

    NVC : Career Experience | Alamo Colleges


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    Handshake is our platform for posting employment opportunities for our students and alumni: 

    • Full-time Jobs
    • Part-Time, Temporary or Seasonal Employment
    • Internships


    Employer Log In


    Need assistance with registering your company or posting your available positions?



    Career Experience

    (210) 486-4151 


    Northwest Vista requires all employers who interview on campus or post jobs or flyers through the Career and Transfer Services office to follow Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) practices as well as NACE Professional Standards in the recruiting process.  There shall be no discrimination against any qualified person on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political or personal favoritism, marital status, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.

    By registering your company or organization with us, you agree to accept and comply with the policies and procedures of the Northwest Vista College and Career Experience regarding employer recruiting activities as well as Northwest Vista Campus Guidelines.  We reserve the right to refuse service to any company or organization whose business we believe is of a nature that is not appropriate for the Northwest Vista student body.