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Career & Major Advising- Meet with a professional staff member to discuss your career and educational concerns. Call for an appointment (276)739-2438.

Review Service- Submit your résumé or cover letter for suggestions and feedback from our professional staff. You may either drop off, mail or email (career@vhcc.edu) your documents. You may call to find out if it is ready for pick up, or provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and it will be returned to you via U.S. mail. If you still have questions, you can make an appointment to discuss your concerns. Take advantage of this service!

Career Publications- The Library has over 300 volumes of printed material. An area has been set aside to display the most pertinent material behind the Reference Librarian. Information is available on:

  • Majors & Careers
  • Internships & Job Listings
  • Résumé & Cover letters
  • Testing Study Guides
  • Employers & Industries
  • Etiquette
  • Salaries

In addition, the Career Development Center has a limited number of books & videos.  These resources are available for your viewing during office hours.  In order for these items to be available to all students books & videos are not allowed to be checked out.

Online Presentations - The Career Development Center's four most popular presentations are presented in narrated PowerPoint. Learn all you would have, had you attended one of our presentations. Make sure you have speakers or headphones to be able to hear the audio.

Guide Book Series- Free for the taking. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view the guidebooks. The Reader can be downloaded at no charge from Adobe's web site or stop by the Career Development Center to pick up a Guide Book.

Experiential Education - Employers want good minds and talent, but they also want people with an idea of exactly what they're getting into in the workplace. That's why employers hire graduates who have gained experience through co-ops, internships, service learning, and related jobs. VHCC supports this avenue of acquiring experience through co-operative education (for credit and paid) and internships (for credit and unpaid). For more information read the program flyer or visit the website, then see Richard Hutton in LRC 206. Career Development can assist you in identifying companies or if you are interested in an internship not for credit (paid or unpaid). For information on Service Learning opportunities visit the Service Learning website or contact the Career Development Center.

The Annual Interstate Career Council Career Fair will be held in the Spring semester. This fair is sponsored by 20 local colleges and universities in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Resumes and Interview Attire are STRONGLY recommended for each event. 

Career Exploration/Assessment- If you are unsure of the major or career that is right for you, or if you just want to confirm your decisions, consider taking an assessment. Online assessments can be found in CareerLinks.

  • Virginia Education Wizard - Let the Wizard help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, enroll in one of Virginia's community colleges, pay for college, transfer to a four-year college or university, and get answers to your questions about your future.  www.vawizard.org
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - Assess your psychological type as an explanation to your personality. The MBTI is used in self-understanding and development; career exploration, counseling, and leadership development. Contact Career Development to schedule this assessment.

Career Advice & A Slice Seminar Series - Local employers are invited on campus to provide a fresh perspective to career topics. Highlands Tech Prep Consortium will supply lunch, our local employers will supply the knowledge.

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Last updated: 7/18/2013 11:10:55 AM