Congratulations on finishing your term with SECC! Below are links to resources to help you in your next endevours!
How To Use Your Education Award- Some advice from AmeriCorps Alumns on how to get the most out of your award.
My AmeriCorps Portal- This is the website you will need to use to access your award. You will need to make an account. If you have any trouble creating your account, call the AmeriCorps hotline at 1-800-942-2677. SECC does not play any role in setting up or processing your award.
Schools that match AmeriCorps Education Awards.
Tips on Using Your Award- from AmeriCorps. This site has some specific examples of how different alumni have used their award.
Title IV School List- In most cases, your education award will only be accepted by Title IV institutions, which means that the school accepts federal financial aid. There are a few organizations that are not Title IV but do accept the award. See the “Non-Traditional” Ways section to find some of these organizations.
“Non-Traditional”Ways- to use your education award- Don’t have any student loans? Don’t want to go to college? Check out this packet created by a SCC VISTA to explore some options and get the most out of your awards. If you are a US Military Veteran, you can also check out this version to see how your award can be differently than your GI Bill.
CSUs Resume, CV, & Cover Letter Guide- Has an option to see examples by academic discipline, including natural resources and natural sciences
CSUs Interview Guide- Great information on how to interview successfully, interview do’s and don’ts, and tips on salary negtiation
Career Webinars- Select from a variety of webinars through AmeriCorps Alumns about career paths, graduate school, and resume help. Past webinars are also often posted on this same website.
Federal Jobs Resume Guide- A great resource that helps with federal resumes.
CSUs Tips on Networking & Social Media- More and more employers are starting to check social media sites before they hire you.
LinkedIn - Most people get jobs these days because of the connections they have. LinkedIn is a form of social media but more focused on professional networking. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, consider making one. There are tons of Conservation Legacy and SECC alumni you can connect with on LinkedIn, so take advantage of it!
AmeriCorps Alumns- Certain employers specifically look for AmeriCorps alumni to fill open positions and post them on this site! There are also monthly meet-ups and service events in most major cities.
Follow Southeast Conservation Corps on Facebook to keep track of what is going on! See events, volunteer opportunities, job openings and more.
Conservation Corps Jobs- A list of current jobs with conservation corps accross the country.
National Wildlife Federation- You can search for jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities. Internship opportunities are nationwide and in the areas of conservation, education, fundraising, communications, legal work, and publications.
Texas A&M Job Board- A great resource for field work and wildlife jobs and internships.
Grassroots Job Source- Nationwide internships and job opportunities in education, conservation, agriculture, sustainability, etc.
Coolworks- Jobs in great places!
OutdoorEd.com- Provides resources and job listings for outdoor and experiential education professionals
Cyber-Sierra’s Natural Resources- Links from this site provide access to postings to jobs and internships in categories including GIS, Environment, Forestry, Natural Resources, Watershed, and Wildlife.
Resort Jobs- Features worldwide resort jobs with ski and snowboard resorts, camps, national parks, cruise ships, restaurants and hotels
USA Jobs- Federal job search engine. Applying for federal jobs is much more complex than other jobs. Please look at the USA Jobs tips guide before creating a profile.
Navigating USA Jobs Video- A helpful step by step video to help you navigate USA Jobs.
"It is typically only with one’s best and closest friends in life that we can essentially go to all-out war with each other and then brush it off immediately, laughing, as if nothing ever happened. After just 3 hitches our crew had reached this point, and now after four we are stronger and closer than ever. The spirit and comradery built through arduous labor in harsh environments as a team is irreplaceable. This rare and hard sought comradery is a result that, through the conservation corps, we have all been gifted, and perhaps one we were looking for."
Adult AmeriCorps member 2017