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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, 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.

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Fall 2014 Job/Career Fair
November 14, 2014     10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Burrill Galleria,between the Library Building and ST Building

Our largest career event with over 40 employers! Meet face-to-face with hiring companies. Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. Open to students and the public.


Career Events

Internships 101

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, September 59:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.
Friday, September 1210:00 a.m.  – 11:00 am
Friday, September 1911:00 – 12:00 noon
Friday, October 31:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 179:00  a.m – 10:00 am
Friday, November 710:00  a.m  – 11:00 am


Rapid Walk-in Resume Review Sessions:

Meet with a Career Services staff member in RCF-302 for a quick review of your resume. No appointment necessary.

Tuesday, August 2611:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Thursday, September 4    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 10 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Monday, September 15 3:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, September 2611:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuesday, September 30  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Thursday, October 9  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 159:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Monday, October 203:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Friday, October 3111:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuesday, November 411:00 a.m.  – 12:00 noon
Thursday, November 1310:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 199:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Monday, November 243:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, December 511:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuesday, December 911:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Thursday, December 1810:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



Career Information Series/Internship Fair

Connect the classroom to the world of work by meeting professionals from various careers and learning about internships with local employers. 

Art & Media Careers                                                          October 8, 2014

Panel Presentation                                                  12:30 to 1:30 p.m
Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center HVPA
Monteaboro Recital Hall

Internship Fair
HVPA lobby                                                                12:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)   October 21, 2014  

         Panel Presentation                                                   2:00 to 3:00 p.m.            Duncan Hall Room 100  
         Internship Fair
HVPA lobby                                                                     1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Personal Development Events

Food for Thought

Looking for a way to connect?  Join us for an informal lunch conversation .

Where:   RCF 401
When:    on the 1st and 3rd  Wednesdays of the month, 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

September 3, 2014      Discrimination in Sports: The world of sports has seen discrimination throughout history. Within recent months in European soccer, people of color have had bananas thrown at them.  While in American sports, Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers was caught making derogatory remarks about people of color. In our own backyard, the Washington Redskins are facing controversy as a result of their team name. Challenges still plague openly gay athletes, and some argue that less of a value is placed on women’s sports. What is your take on the overt and institutional examples of discrimination across athletic platforms? 

September 17, 2014     Reality TV: Fact or Fiction: Reality TV has become increasingly popular in today’s television programming. But many people question the use of the term “reality.” Some argue that reality television shows are deceptive, in placing TV personalities in artificial situations, having staged scenes, or misleading editing. Is reality TV truly real? What do we gather from reality TV shows in terms of their depiction of the lifestyles and social groups these shows represent? How does this form of television programming and other media shape our perception of beauty?

October 1, 2014           Healthy Relationships: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The media has highlighted Rihanna and Chris Brown and more recently, Solange and Jay Z.   However, we know that relationship violence has many faces.  How do you recognize when a relationship is unhealthy?  What are the signs?  What happens when relationship violence occurs outside of the boundaries of romantic relationships?  What role does gender play when it comes to managing relationships?  How might your react if Chris Brown was not a celebrity but perhaps a student in your class?  Would your reaction to Solange and Jay Z be different if the roles were reversed?

October 15, 2014        What does the “T” stand for? –  Laverne Cox, star of the series, Orange is the New Black, made history as the first transgender person to be on the cover of Time Magazine.  Laverne has made multiple media appearances as a champion for transgender rights.  In spite of her success, she acknowledges the struggles that she and other transgender people continue to face.  How can we learn from Laverne Cox’s experience?  How might her appearance on Time Magazine impact perceptions?

November 5, 2014       Open Topic

November 19, 2014    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?


Mid-Day Mindfulness

Where:  Wellness Center (CL 178)
When:  on  Mondays, listed below, between 1:00p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

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 simply like to find ways to relax.  Mindfulness may be the answer.  Join us in a mindful journey through the following topics.

Monday  September 8, 2014: Journaling

Monday  September 22, 2014: Mindful Eating

Monday  October 13, 2014: Relaxation

Monday  October 27, 2014: Self-Talk

Monday  November 10, 2014: Meditation

Monday  November 24, 2014: Mandala

The following events are co-sponsored by Counseling and Career Services and the Wellness Center.

Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2014  on the Quad from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

HCC will join the global community in acknowledging the importance of suicide prevention.  Stop by the Quad for information.  This is a program designed to raise awareness and combat the stigma that may prevent people from seeking help.


Depression Screening                 

October 7, 2014                12:00 to 2:00       Galleria

Concerned about your mood?  The Depression Information Fair will offer confidential depression screenings.  In addition, general information and prizes will be available.  

National Coming Out Day

October 9, 2014*                12:00 to 2:00       Galleria

On this day, people celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, or a straight ally.  Members of the Safe Zone Committee as well as allies on campus will be providing information and resources. 

*Please note that HCC is acknowledging National Coming Out Day on October 9, but the official date is October 11.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

October 21, 2014              12:30 to 2:00       Galleria

HCC will join colleges across the nation in recognizing Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.   Participants will  gain information about alcohol as it relates to health, decision making, academics, and even nutrition.  Resources will be provided.

Stress Less Discussion

December 4, 2014   Wellness Center, CL 178

Join us as we discuss ways to reduce stress.  Information and strategies will be provided to aid in preparation for final exams.  Food will be provided.  


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

Counseling and Career Services    Room: RCF 302
Phone: 443 518 1340                      Fax: 443 518 4499
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