Career Services – Frequently Asked Questions

Brooks Institute’s Career Services department is committed to providing students and alumni with career services and guidance not just while they’re in school or right after graduation but after graduation. Listed on this page are a few of the most commonly asked questions about the services we offer.

Students should meet with a Career Services Advisor to discuss job search strategies and create a plan throughout their time at Brooks. Career Services leads a graduation preparation seminar call Senior Seminar. All students in our bachelor’s degree programs are required to attend. The seminar helps prepare students for the job search by focusing on marketing materials, interview skills, goal setting, resources, and strategies. Graduates are assigned a Career Services Advisor once they complete their program to assist them with their next steps. We are here to help you succeed!

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What if I need help a few years after I graduate?

Career Services is always glad to assist. Please email us at: careerservices@brooks.edu or alumni@brooks.edu.

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Can you assist me in finding part-time work while I’m in school?

Yes, Career Services publishes a weekly part-time job listing that highlights available jobs on campus and off campus in Santa Barbara and Ventura. The list is posted on the student portal each week and is also available for pick-up in the Career Services office.

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What assistance is available for finding internships?

Internships are vital in preparation for graduation and are strongly encouraged. Career Services offers internship information, search assistance, and internship leads to students. Students are also encouraged to proactively look for internship opportunites.

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How do I make an appointment with Career Services?

To make an appointment with Career Services, email careerservices@brooks.edu or stop in the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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Where is Career Services located?

The main Career Services office is located at the Ventura Campus next to the Academics Department, and open Monday – Friday, during regular office hours. Career Services is also available twice a week at the Cota Street campus.

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What if I need help with my resume and cover letter?

Career Services is glad to help. We offer one-on-one assistance in preparing resumes and cover letters as well as seminars.

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How can I improve my interview skills?

Sign up for a mock interview with Career Services. Mock interviews can be formal or informal and tailored to specific companies and positions. Contact our office for an appointment.

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What if I need assistance outside of office hours?

Career Services has a great tool for Brooks students and alumni called Optimal Resume. Brooks students and alumni can access the site and create a free account using their Brooks email address.

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