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Counseling and Career Services

Personal Counseling

College can sometimes be a difficult and stressful time for students. With students trying to juggle school, work, and family responsibilities, there are times when these demands can be overwhelming. Personal counseling at Howard Community College, which is available to HCC students in the Counseling and Career Services Center, provides an opportunity to talk with an objective professional about your concerns. What is discussed with a personal counselor will remain confidential and will not be shared with others. Short-term (approximately 12 sessions) individual and couples counseling is available for free to students who are struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, adjustment to college, eating disorders, interpersonal relationships, depression, self-esteem and identity issues, sexual assault, substance abuse, suicide, stress management, and test anxiety. The Counseling and Career Services Library (RCF 302, Student Services Hall) also offers an extensive collection of publications and books available for on-site use.

Career Counseling

Career and life planning counseling services are available on an appointment basis to students. These services include assistance with self-assessment, career exploration and decision making.  Career counseling services are free and confidential.  Career counselors can also assist individuals with their job search, including reviewing resumes and preparing for interviews. 

Career Links

Career Links is designed to assist Howard Community College students who are low-income single parents or displaced homemakers to experience college success. The Career Links coordinator works one-on-one with students to identify and access the resources necessary for academic, career, and employment success. This service is intended to assist qualified students to better meet their personal, family, and work obligations, while pursuing academic and career goals.

To make an appointment for any of the above services, go to RCF 302 or call 443-518-1340.

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