Career and Transfer Services

Northwest Vista College Career and Transfer Services (CaTS) provides resources, guidance, and assistance with career exploration, career planning, academic advising, job preparation, and more.

Research consistently supports that students who declare an educational goal early on are more likely to be successful in college. Let us help you identify your goals and Explore Your Possibilities!

Career and Transfer Services can assist with:

  • Career Assessments
  • Career Exploration
  • Transfer Resources
  • Job Search Resources
  • Resume Reviews
  • Mock Interviews

Virtual Career and Placement Center: myAlamoCareer.org

The Virtual Center is a joint venture between the Alamo Colleges District and Workforce Solutions Alamo. It brings together high quality career and education planning information with links to the most effective tools available online to assist you in achieving your career and education goals.

Transfer Services

Important Note About Transferring Courses: Most Universities will only accept 66 credit hours of transferrable college-level credits towards your Bachelor's degree.

Planning to Transfer?

It is never to early to start transfer planning. If you are thinking about transferring, there are things you can do right now to insure a smooth transition:

  1. You can start your journey toward successful transfer by researching possible colleges/universities and their requirements.
  2. Visit colleges/universities; most have campus visit days throughout the semester.
  3. Attend NVC Transfer Fair and CaTS Transfer Workshops.
  4. Meet with your academic advisor to plan your coursework for your selected transfer institution.

Transfer Agreements

Transfer articulation agreements allow students to take their first and second year of coursework leading to a baccalaureate degree at Northwest Vista College, transfer credits earned to a participating four-year college or university and complete the remaining upper division coursework required for the Bachelor's Degree.

Transfer Advising Guides

Transfer Advising Guides were created to guide students on the courses they can take before they transfer. Please see the Advising Guides by University specific to your program to gain insight on course recommendations, program requirements and guidance on when we recommend you transfer.

Use the Transfer Advising Guides to get the most of your educational experience and plan a seamless transfer:
  1. Complete the Texas Core Curriculum....Transfer Core Complete!
  2. Complete your Associate Degree....More opportunities!
  3. Complete Courses Transferrable Toward Your Major & Degree at the Transfer Institution.

Reverse Transfer Degree

Although it is highly recommended that you complete your associate degree, there are times that transferring prior to degree completion may be your plan. Students who transfer to a Texas public college or university prior to graduation have an opportunity to complete requirements to earn an associate degree awarded by one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District. For students who transfer to most Texas universities, this is an automated system following consent on the ApplyTexas Admission Application. Students may also request a reverse transfer degree audit at any time by submitting a university transcript and visiting the college's Enrollment Services/Admissions and Records office.

Career Exploration and Counseling

Our passion is: finding your passion. Our career exploration and assessments can pinpoint ideal career paths for you to explore! The assessments act as a tool to recommend which major is the best fit for you. If you are still unsure of your career path or want more information, all you need to do is make an appointment with our career advisors for one-on-one guidance in exploring and choosing a major and/or career.

Assessments

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

Tells you how the education that colleges of Alamo Colleges District provide 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).

Focus2

This 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 or an Access Code; enter "NVC7596"

FOCUS 2: Career & Educational Planning Solutions

CHOICES 360

An interactive tool to help you learn about yourself with assessments, career/goal planning, transfer planning, financial aid/literacy and job readiness.

Create your account using the following Access Key: TX01126

Virtual Career and Placement Center

Career Bliss

Job Readiness

Career and Transfer Services helps you become 'job ready':

  • Career Exploration: Is that the right career field for you?
  • Resume, Cover Letter & Thank You Letter Assistance & Review
  • Interviewing Skills: Have a mock interview!
  • Dressing for the Interview

JOB READY? JOB PREP! JOB READY? JOB PREP! JOB READY? JOB PREP! 

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Optimal Resume is 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 Electronic Portfolio

Try it today by following this link: OptimalResume 


CaTS CONNECTCaTS Connect is the connection to jobs from the San Antonio and surrounding areas. CaTS Connect offers features, such as:

  • 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!

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Employer Resources

Through Career and Transfer Services, 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.  Career and Transfer services is a connecting point for you to Northwest Vista students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

CaTS CONNECT is Northwest Vista's online job bank to post employment opportunities for our students and alumni. 

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

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

Contact Career and Transfer Services

(210) 486-4126

nvc-cats@alamo.edu

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 Career and Transfer Services office 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.