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Helping faculty and staff with career programs and workshops

Career Services staff members are available to provide career programs and workshops in your classroom. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Choosing a Major/Career with FOCUS-2: This career workshop is an introduction to the online, career guidance system,  FOCUS-2. The session begins by covering how to register for a free account and how to navigate the system to get help with career decision-making. Specifically, students will learn how various aspects of themselves (interests, personality, skills, values and leisure activities) fit with various career paths.
  • Writing an Effective Resume/Cover Letter: This workshop provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on creating an effective resume and cover letter.
  • Interviewing Skills: This workshop covers all aspects associated with interviewing (e.g., preparing for an interview, frequently asked questions, follow-up after an interview), as well as tips and strategies to perform your best during the big day.
  • Career Networking: Researchers suggest that 70-80% of jobs are found through networking. This career workshop will explore ways to network effectively, both in-person and through the use of technology (e.g., LinkedIn).
  • Resources for Occupational Exploration: This workshop provides an overview of different online career resources to learn more about occupations (salary, job outlook, education requirements). After attending this workshop, students will also learn how to access Virtual Job Shadow, which is a video tool that explores various occupations.
  • Career Decision-Making and Goal Setting: This career workshop provides tips and strategies for making a career decision (on a job or career), as well as suggestions on how to set and meet one's career goals.

If you are interested in a workshop or program for your class, please complete our online form. You will be contacted by Dr. David Tirpak, assistant director of career and employment counseling, regarding your request.

Stay Informed of Jobs and Internships

HCC Job Connection lists openings provided by local employers who want to hire HCC students and community members for their internships and jobs. If you are a HCC faculty member and would like to join the HCC Job Connection as your primary online resource for local jobs and internships in your area of study, please email Dr. David Tirpak to request an account. 

Go to HCC Job Connection

Become a Co-op Faculty Advisor

Many of our students wish to earn academic credit for their work experience and choose to enroll in a co-op. 

A successful co-op program requires motivated students, employers who are willing to partner with HCC, and qualified staff and faculty who are willing to support students during their work experience. You can be involved by becoming an advisor to students who participate in our Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program. The duties include:

  • Evaluating students
  • Providing support and professional guidance as needed

To find out more, call or email Sheri Hawes, co-op/internship program manager, at 443-518- 4679 or

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