Personal Effectiveness Skills

Madisonville Community College is committed to student success and improving employability of the students. Personal and professional attributes and behaviors are necessary to be successful in college and in the workplace.

These skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Attendance
  • Time Management
  • Workplace Ethics

Why PES

The Personal Effectiveness Skills initiative began with a recommendation from MCC s Academic Cabinet. Why the recommendation? We at MCC had been receiving feedback from employers of our MCC graduates, and it was reported that many of our graduates lacked the soft skills necessary to thrive as a new employee on the job. As it turns out, faculty had noticed and dealt with these same behaviors and attitudes in the classroom. We were doing our students no favor by ignoring these important factors that would preclude them from being hired or eventually promoted.

The Personal Effectiveness Skills logo was created in order to brand our initiative and its importance to our college s students, staff, and faculty. The circle represents the unity and protection of Responsibility, Commitment, Behavior, and Communication as the markers of Professionalism. The diamond shape represents strength of character and ethics. The center of the PES symbol is that of a Lamp of Knowledge which references an individual s search for wisdom.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services offers students, alumni, and members of the community free assistance in locating regional and local employment opportunities. We are available to assist employers by referring qualified candidates for full-time, part-time, temporary, and cooperative education positions.

Job Applicant Services

We serve as a direct link to employers and assist you with all aspects of the job search, including access to job listings, resume and cover letter preparation, and interview practice. You can also take advantage of our professional clothing closet.

Job applicants wishing to receive services should contact Abby McGregor-Mullen to schedule an appointment.

Employer Services

We offer employers the chance to advertise for free in our job listings, post a link to their list of openings, recruit at job fairs, and set up on-campus interviews with students. We can also arrange cooperative education and internship placements.

For more information or to advertise a position, contact Abby McGregor-Mullen in the Enrollment Center.