Welcome To Lawson State Career and College Transfer Services

Ms. Akilih M. Haley, Coordinator of Career & College Transfer Services


In keeping with the Lawson State Community College Mission Statement, the Office of Career and College Transfer Services seeks to engage students and to prepare them for employment or career advancement.  The office serves as an essential branch of the Office of Student Services and acts as a valuable resource to the Instructional Division of the College. By serving as a liaison between business and industry and the College, this Office has built a network of employers who are more than willing to collaborate with the College on a myriad of levels, as well as provide employment opportunities to our students. This Office provides one-on-one career counseling, interview preparation, resume assistance, and other invaluable career-related resources not only to current students, but also to alumni of both Lawson State Community College and the former Bessemer State Technical College. 

Career Services is much more than “the place to go to find a job" when graduation draws near.  In fact, we are here for you from the first day you arrive at Lawson State! During your first year at Lawson State Community College, Career Services will introduce you to an amazing array of career possibilities and help you explore the link between academic majors and employment options. Throughout your academic career, Career Services is here to assist you with personal growth, honing "soft" skills, and forming professional networks. The world of work is full of career options and with so many choices, it can be challenging to narrow your focus. It may seem overwhelming, but be assured we are here to help you!

Services Offered:

Career Counseling: Counseling includes individualized assistance and/or workshops on the following topics:

  • Resume Writing

  • Professional & Career Development

  • Interviewing Preparation (Mock Interviews

  • Dressing for Success

  • Business etiquette

  • Salary negotiation

  • Job search techniques

  • Individual problems or challenges relating to job search or employment

  • Telephone etiquette

  • Scholarship Search

  • On-campus Recruiting

  • Alumni services

  • Career Fairs

  • College and University information for transfer students    


Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m., Bessemer Campus
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.,  Birmingham Campus

*Schedule could vary based on appointments and campus events. Call or email for appointments.

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Meet the Coordinator

Ms. Akilih M. Haley 
Career Services/College Transfer Coordinator
1100 9th Avenue, SW
Bessemer, AL 35022
Office: 205.929.3514
Email: ahaley@lawsonstate.edu 

If you are a proud alumnus of  Lawson State Community College and would like to give a monetary donation and assist current and future learners in achieving their academic goals, please give by selecting the button below. All donations are tax deductible. The funding collected will be used to provide scholarships for current and future Lawson State Community College students .  " To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived . That is to have succeeded !" - Ralph Waldo Emerson