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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

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) Orientation         What is WRP?

Workforce Recruitment Program Orientation sessions for students with disabilities were held in the Counseling and Career Services Conference Room in RCF 302 in early September.  If you missed the orientation sessions, here is the presentation

Here are important dates for students participating in the program.

August 26 - October 8, 2014                          Student registration period
October 20 - November 19, 2014                   Interview period

For your convenience, here is a fact sheet on WRP.

For additional information, please contact Amy Crawford at 443-518-4009 or email acrawford@howardcc.edu.

 

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 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.
  
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                       Additional Information 
The Career Information Series programs give students the opportunity to learn about careers from a panel of professionals working in various fields and connect with employers regarding internships.
 
Art and Media Careers     Event FlierOctober 8, 2014
                                    
Panel Discussion                               
Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center
Monteaboro Recital Hall
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Internship Fair
HVPA Lobby
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) October 21, 2014
Panel Discussion 
Duncan Hall Room 100 
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
Internship Fair
Duncan Hall
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
 

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Personal Outreach Programs

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.  To join a group, contact: Kassy Zester at 443-518-1340 or email kzester@howardcc.edu.

Career Links Support Group    Mondays 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Support group for single parents who are part of the Career Links Program
  
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
  
Relationship Group                  Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Explore your personal interactions with others in a small, safe setting
  
Women of Color Group           Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Support group to address issues unique to women of color       
 

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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.

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?

The following programs are jointly sponsored
by the Wellness Center and Counseling and Career Services

Mid-Day Mindfulness   Wellness Center  1:00-1:50 p.m. on  Mondays listed
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 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
 
 
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

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Counseling and Career ServicesRCF 302
Phone: 443-518-1340 Fax:  443-518-4499
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/counselinghcc  Email: CCS@howardcc.edu

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 
 

 

  
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