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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 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.

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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

Weather Related Notice!

If HCC has a delayed opening (no later than 10 a.m.) the time of the job fair will be  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 6, 2015.

If the college opens later than 10 a.m. , or is closed, the Job Fair will be rescheduled to Friday, March 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Weather permitting, we look forward to seeing you all on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10-1 pm.



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. to 12:00 p.m. in the Burrill Galleria

40+ employers in a variety of industries will be on hand to advertise their internship opportunities and representatives from the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland will be available to advise students on transfer requirements.

List of companies participating in the Internship Fair

Panel Discussion  12:30 – 1:50 pm – Duncan Hall Room 100

Professionals representing entrepreneurship, social media marketing and accounting will discuss their careers, and a Program Director from the University of Maryland will explain entrance requirements for the Smith School of Business.

The following is a list of speakers.


Evan Lutz, CEO & Co-Founder, Hungry Harvest

Social Media Marketing

Andrew Rosen, President, Zest Social Media Solutions


Avonette Blanding, CPA, Chief Financial Officer at Maritime Applied Physics Corp

The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business

Luke Glasgow, Undergraduate Program Director





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.

ThursdayFeb. 5  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WednesdayFeb 11 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
TuesdayFeb. 17  11 a.m. - 12 noon
FridayFeb. 20 11 a.m. - 12 noon
TuesdayFeb. 24 11 a.m. -12 noon
ThursdayMarch 510 a.m. - 11 am
WednesdayMarch 1111 a.m. - 12 noon
MondayMarch 163 p.m.  - 4 p.m.
FridayMarch 2011 a.m. - 12 noon
TuesdayMarch 2411 a..m. - 12 noon
ThursdayApril 910 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WednesdayApril 159 a.m. - 10 a.m.
MondayApril 203 p.m. - 4 p.m.
WednesdayApril 2211 a.m. - 12 noon
TuesdayApril 2811 a.m. -12 noon
ThursdayMay 710 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.

FridayFebruary 69 a.m. - 10 a.m.
FridayFebruary 1310 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WednesdayFebruary 1810 a.m. - 11 a.m.
FridayFebruary 2010 a.m. - 11 a.m.
FridayFebruary 2711 a.m. - 12 noon
FridayMarch 139 a.m. - 10 a.m.
FridayApril 1010 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WednesdayApril 1511 a.m. - 12 noon
FridayApril 1711 a.m. - 12 noon
WednesdayApril 299 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  

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       
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


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 additional resources.


Counseling and Career Services RCF 302
Phone: 443-518-1340  Fax:  443-518-4499
Facebook:   Email:

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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