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Career Services

Welcome to Housatonic Community College Career Services

The Career Services Center is located in LH-A108, providing one-on-one career guidance...

Career Services, an integral part of Student Services at Housatonic Community College, we are here to help you with all aspects of developing your professional goals. The staff of the Career Services department believes in taking a comprehensive approach to career development by assisting you in the discovery of your skills, interests, needs and values. Because the employment market is continually evolving bringing with it new opportunities for work the Career Services provides up-to-date information on careers in demand so that you choose a relevant career path.

Choosing a Career

Choosing a career is a series of important decisions. During your lifetime, you will spend two thirds of your time working. Helping you to find work that is suitable, satisfying, challenging and will afford you a comfortable life style is what career services is about.

It is important to take time for yourself and your future to understand what your interests and values are when choosing a career. In order to arrive at your career destination you need to know where you’re going and what steps are necessary to succeed. Explore the possibilities; research what a typical day at work is like, what you’ll be doing and with whom and where you’ll be working. This is a time for you to try new things, stretch yourself by taking a class that is different from what you would usually take. You may find out that you like some­thing different and wish to develop new skills that will lead to a rewarding career.

Know yourself – Interest Inventories & Assessments

The Career Center offers the best and most current tools in helping you the student discover which skills you prefer to utilize and what will be a productive and satisfying work environment. The Career Center subscribes to several different career assessment tools used by career professionals. Once you have begun to explore the possibilities, using the career assessments, the staff of the Career Center will provide one-on-one advice on how to interpret the results.

Academic Planning

When you select a major it is important to know what your career goals are. Most people come to school to improve and acquire skills that will lead to a successful career; the Career Services Center will assist you in building a relevant program of study that will support your career objectives.

Available Services

  • Career Path Exploration and Development
  • Interest Inventories and Skills Assessments
  • Academic and Career Planning
  • One-on-one Career Guidance
  • Resume Development
  • Thank You and Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Employment Opportunities & Job Search Assistance
  • Career Library/Resource Center
  • Workshops throughout the year

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Anisha Thomas
AThomas@hcc.commnet.edu (203) 332-5983
Career & Transition Coordinator for CCP and CTE Grant

Rosalee Creighton-Gordon, AS, Secretary II
RCreightongordon@hcc.commnet.edu (203) 332-5097

Kimberly Wood, Career Services Coordinator for TAACCCT Grant
KWood@hcc.commnet.edu (203) 332-5098

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