Career Services

As a subset of advising, Career Services at St. Philip’s College provides our diverse student population with career development and career planning guidance to help increase their employability in the global economy by providing comprehensive resources, fostering engagement opportunities with employers, and providing student-centric programming and services that are conducive to the Alamo Advise Model, Alamo Institutes, and industry demand.

Whether this is your first semester or graduation is just around the corner, Career Services has the resources and network to help you explore and develop your career goals. Through self-assessment and career exploration, you will be able to ensure that the Alamo Institute you selected upon enrollment is a great fit for your career and educational needs. Through workshops, career fairs and employer panel events, you will gain insight into what employers are looking for in top candidates.  Participation in Career Services events will allow you to establish a professional network with employers and improve your overall marketability.

Services Include:

  • Strategic Job Search
  • Resume & Cover Letter Review
  • STAR Interview Prep
  • Mock Interviews
  • Dress for Success
  • Professional Networking

Career Resources Provided

Does Your Personality Match with Your Career Choice?

FOCUS 2-Career and Education Planning System

FOCUS 2 is a web-based, interactive, self-paced career and education planning system designed to help you make decisions about your future career goals and education plans.

  • Identify Alamo Institutes that match your interests and support your career goals
  • Explore future options for transitioning into specialized occupations
  • Compare occupations
  • Learn important industry data and facts
  • FOCUS 2 Access code: tiger

Create your Profile today!

Career Coach

A user-friendly web-based tool, which provides most current Bexar County data on employment demand, wages, job postings, and the associated education and training that can lead to your intended career:

Visit our Career Coach today!

Purple Briefcase - Students

Purple Briefcase is an online platform that can help prepare you for your next internship or employment opportunity.  Post your resume online, have a Career Services professional review it and allow employers to seek you out.

Visit Purple Briefcase

Register as a NEW STUDENT

Purple Briefcase offers:

  • Employment/Internship Opportunities
  • Visual Profile to showcase to employers
  • Career Forums
  • Career Development Videos
  • Professional Network
  • Resume Review
Purple Briefcase - Employers

Is your company seeking great talent?

St. Philip’s College serves over 13,000 students on two comprehensive campuses with over 70 academic and high-demand technical programs.      

Career Services at St. Philip’s College has recently begun using Purple Briefcase as our online platform for posting job and internship opportunities for our students and alumni. 

  • Register as NEW EMPLOYER
  • Select the free option to the left.
  • Create your account and navigate over to the My Schools page.
  • Scroll down to the Request A School Connection.
  • St. Philip’s College school code is:  ACSTP221
  • As soon as you enter that code, you’ll be able to post jobs to our SPC community.

If your company is interested in posting jobs, creating employer collaborations, on-campus recruitment or would like to participate in our career fairs follow the link below.

You can create your FREE account today!

Visit Purple Briefcase

The following types of employment opportunities will not be approved for Purple Briefcase or Employer Services events:

  • Jobs based on “commission only” pay.
  • Jobs that require the purchase of products contingent upon employment.
  • Multi-level Marketing employment.
  • Employment through a staffing agency that does not disclose client.
  • Jobs that require a fee for recruitment and/or employment.
Purepost for Active Duty and Veteran Students

Purepost is a free service that provides a skills assessment based on your military training and work experience, while also creating a fully translated, civilian resume and online profile.

Registration takes about 5 minutes, and a Career Services professional will be able to collaborate with you to optimize your profile.

Join SPC's Student Veteran Network

Purepost offers:

  • A skills assessment showing 30+ in-demand skills for each of your military positions
  • Translated job titles and duties that help employers understand the value of your military background
  • Online profile and downloadable PDF resume
  • Online collaboration with Career Services professionals

Register today to showcase your education while building upon the valuable foundation of your skills and work experience gained from military service.

Glassdoor

Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. It provides workplace transparency by providing company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary calculators, interview questions and benefit reviews. Research various companies and see if they are a great fit for you.

Visit Glassdoor.com

Contact Information

Advising Team Leader/Career Services:
Gilbert Palomo, MBA, MSW
spc-jobs@alamo.edu
210-486-2056
MLK Welcome Center (WEC), 102