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.
|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 5||9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.|
|Friday, September 12||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 am|
|Friday, September 19||11:00 – 12:00 noon|
|Friday, October 3||1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
|Friday, October 17||9:00 a.m – 10:00 am|
|Friday, November 7||10:00 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 26||11:00 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 26||11:00 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 15||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|
|Monday, October 20||3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m|
|Friday, October 31||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon|
|Tuesday, November 4||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon|
|Thursday, November 13||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.|
|Wednesday, November 19||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|
|Monday, November 24||3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Friday, December 5||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon|
|Tuesday, December 9||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon|
|Thursday, December 18||10:00 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
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?
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.
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
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