Counseling and Career Services is located in RCF 302. Phone 443 518 1340
Howard Community College’s Counseling and Career Services Office offers a variety of career and personal development workshops throughout the year. The workshops are led by experienced professionals, who will help you in your career planning, decision making, and your personal development. For more information, please call 443-518-1340.
In addition to workshops listed below, the Counseling and Career Services Office hosts a job fair each semester and visits from company recruiters. For list of recruiters coming on campus in the near future visit the Companies Recruiting on Campus page.
Visit the Counseling and Career Services page on Facebook
Should you require accommodations for any program/event due to a disability, contact the Disability Support Services office at 443-518-1300 (or VP 443-539-8186). Please submit your request no later than two weeks prior to the program/event.
Our largest career event with over 60 employers! Meet face-to-face with hiring companies. Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. Open to students and the public.
Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Burrill Galleria
List of participating companies List of positions in companies
CAREER INFORMATION SERIES
The Career Information Series gives students the opportunity to learn about careers from a panel of professionals working in various fields and connect with employers for internship opportunities.
Business Career Information Series and Internship Fair
Wednesday, March 11th
Internship Fair 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Duncan Hall Room 100 and Lobby
Panel Discussion 12:30 – 1:50 pm – Duncan Hall Room 100
Location: Duncan Hall Lobby and Duncan Hall Room 100
WALK-IN RESUME REVIEW
Meet with a Career Services staff member in RCF 302 for a 10-15 minute review of your resume on the following dates.
No appointment necessary. To assure that your resume is reviewed, please arrive no later than 45 minutes past the hour.
|Thursday||Feb. 5 ||10 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Wednesday||Feb 11 ||9 a.m. - 10 a.m.|
|Tuesday||Feb. 17 ||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Friday||Feb. 20 ||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Tuesday||Feb. 24 ||11 a.m. -12 noon|
|Thursday||March 5||10 a.m. - 11 am|
|Wednesday||March 11||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Monday||March 16||3 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Friday||March 20||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Tuesday||March 24||11 a..m. - 12 noon|
|Thursday||April 9||10 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Wednesday||April 15||9 a.m. - 10 a.m.|
|Monday||April 20||3 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||April 22||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Tuesday||April 28||11 a.m. -12 noon|
|Thursday||May 7||10 a.m. -11 a.m.|
What’s an internship? What’s a co-op? Attend this workshop to learn more about HCC’s Co-Op/Internship Program. Find out how to find an internship and the requirements for participation. Workshops are held in RCF 302.
|Friday||February 6||9 a.m. - 10 a.m.|
|Friday||February 13||10 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Wednesday||February 18||10 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Friday||February 20||10 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Friday||February 27||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Friday||March 13||9 a.m. - 10 a.m.|
|Friday||April 10||10 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Wednesday||April 15||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Friday||April 17||11 a.m. - 12 noon|
|Wednesday||April 29||9 a.m. - 10 a.m.|| |
Personal Outreach Programs
Body Image Fair February 24 | 12:30—2:00 pm | Galleria
Counseling and Career Services, in collaboration with the Wellness Center, will offer confidential eating disorder screenings, along with general information about body image and healthy eating. Giveaways will be available.
Is Sleep Impacting Your Mood? March 10 | 12:00—2:00 pm | Galleria
According to the National Institute of Health, college students are one of the most sleep deprived populations. How much sleep do you need per day? How does sleep impact your GPA? Counseling and Career Services, in collaboration with the Wellness Center, will offer information and resources to enhance your sleep hygiene.
Alcohol Screening April 9 | 12:30—2:00 pm | Galleria
Concerned about drinking? Wondering if your drinking is under control? Counseling and Career Services, in collaboration with the Wellness Center, will offer confidential alcohol screenings, games, and general information about alcohol use.
Anxiety Screening May 6 | 12:00—2:00 pm | Galleria
Concerned about anxiety? Counseling and Career Services, in collaboration with the Wellness Center, will offer confidential screenings along with general information about anxiety. Prizes will be offered to students who complete the screening!
|Support Groups |
|Support Groups are offered to assist students who would like to gain support, increase self-awareness and learn new ways to cope with personal and interpersonal conceerns and challenges. Sorry, no walk-ins. To join a group, contact: Kassy Zester at 443-518-1340 or email email@example.com. |
Career Links Support Group Mondays 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Support group for single parents who are part of the Career Links Program
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|Transfer Support Group Tuesday 9:00-10:00 a.m. |
Support for those dealing with emotional stress related to leaving HCC and transferring to a four-year college
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|Relationship Group Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. |
Explore your personal interactions with others in a small, safe setting
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|Women of Color Group Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. |
Support group to address issues unique to women of color
|Sobriety Support Group 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month 5:00-6:00 p.m.|
Support group for students who are in recovery for alcohol or substance abuse
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally”.
Are you looking for ways to reduce stress? Perhaps you’d like to find ways to relax. Join us in a mindful journey through the following topics. 1:00—1:50 pm, CL 178 (Wellness Center)
- February 9—Mindfulness Meditation
- February 23—Mindful Eating
- March 9—Visual Imagery
- March 23—Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- April 13—Journaling
- April 27—Mandala
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Looking for a way to get connected? Join us for an informal lunch conversation on the following Wednesdays. Co-sponsored by Counseling and Career Services and Student Life. LUNCH IS PROVIDED. RCF 401 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
February 4 — “I Can’t Breathe.” The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin have prompted reflection, protest, and action. Hashtags of “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter,” have captured the sentiments of the protests. What’s your opinion on the decisions of the juries? How do these kinds of decisions impact you? What role do protests play in making a change?
February 18 — Accessible? Or Not so Much? This year’s Howard County Book Connection selection is a play called Tribes by Nina Raine. The play calls our attention to the issue of identity and belonging within the deaf community. But one may consider those issues for persons with any disability. How accepting and accommodating is our society for persons with disabilities? What are some concerns that students with disabilities might face?
March 4 — Media Images: Fact or Fiction. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram people are bombarded with images. Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Nikki Minaj are among some of the most popular images in pop culture. How do these images influence your perceptions? Are these images authentic? How do they impact standards of beauty?
March 18 — Sexual Responsibility. There are many different opinions on the issue of sexual responsibility as it pertains to consent. For example, can a person consent to sexual intercourse if they are intoxicated? How do you define consent when one or both parties are drinking? If you are involved in a sexual relationship with someone, is it necessary for consent to be given each time you have sex?
April 8 — Open Topic
April 22 — Under Pressure? Wondering how you will make it through the semester? Thinking about next steps? Juggling school, work, family and relationships? Where do you find your release?
In addition to events, we offer these online resources.
- Learning Styles - Identify your learning style and ways to use it to improve performance and grade
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