Career Development and Experiential Learning at Lake Erie College | Painesville, OH

The Career Development and Experiential Learning department is here to explore your goals and help you discover where your chosen degree can take you.


Where Do You See Yourself in Ten Years?

When you were young, the answer may have been easy, but facing down economic statistics and the realities of an ever-changing job market mean your childhood dreams might not come to fruition. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that people of today’s workforce will have more than 12 jobs in their lifetime. We know how daunting a statistic like this sounds and Lake Erie College includes a department dedicated to helping our students buck the trend.

Enter Career Development and Experiential Learning

Your years at LEC include classes, sports, clubs, and friends. You invest in your degree and you put in the work to earn it. Our Career Development office shows you how to capitalize on your investment using carefully tailored self-promotion techniques specific to your industry. Unique opportunities including mock interviews, online forums with career professionals, and experiential learning to further prepare you for success.

Making It Happen

We start by listening to your goals and helping you explore where your chosen degree can take you. By strategically selecting internships and extra-curricular activities to serve your career goals, we empower you to make the best moves for your future. From drafting sharp resumes with persuasive cover letters to creating professional LinkedIn profiles for effective online networking, Career Development supports you.

Our Pathways to Empowerment Program (P2E) helps you make the most of your LEC career by providing a host of events to support your personal and professional development. You gain experiences and make relationships that help you achieve your career goals. Additionally, our graduates have a lifelong career support guarantee and are encouraged to access our services as alumni, long after leaving their college years behind. 

simple steps to help you on your journey of career readiness:

  • Start your career journey today. Email George Phillips at to schedule an appointment.

  • Have a conversation with your faculty advisor to help us learn how we can collaborate to help you achieve your career goals! The staff and faculty at Lake Erie College are here to help strengthen the link between learning and doing.

For more career exploration, use O*NET OnLine, a web-based application that allows you to explore the world of work. O*NET provides important occupational information that can help you:
  • Find occupations to explore and read about educational requirements, job duties, and abilities and pay (both national and state wages)

  • Search for occupations or careers based on your values, interests and skills

Finally, make an appointment with the Career Services Center staff. We can help interpret this and help you develop a career action plan. Email 

Additional Resources for Job Seekers

You have wide access to many resources to help you build your career.

  • My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.

  • is a job search resource for Ohio job seekers. Users can search through posted jobs, find upcoming local job fairs and workshops, or post a resume which can be found by employers in Ohio and surrounding states. also now includes services that had previously only been available at county job centers.

    Learn more about by watching their introductory video on YouTube.

  • Athlete NetworkThis community of more than 1 million current and former professional and student athletes includes access to job openings at corporations and organizations that value the competitive mindset.

  • NACDA is the largest association of collegiate athletics administrators and maintains a job site with career listings for more than 1,700 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

  • TeamworkOnlineThis online resource connects individual job seekers with sports and live event professionals and organizations through an inclusive environment, intuitive technology, high-touch events and executive search and consulting.

  • Bluebird Staffing provides clinical and professional staffing solutions, both permanent placement and teleheath services, for healthcare providers nationwide.

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George Phillips; MBA/MA

Executive Director of Graduate Programs, Career Services & Veterans Support / Adjunct Instructor; School of Business