Student Career Resources

The Career Center (located in the Counseling & Career Center) helps students explore careers and programs of study through self-assessments, offers assistance with refining job search techniques, and provides access to job postings and career fairs.

Career Exploration and Assessment

Students can complete online self-paced assessments, explore careers, and gather information on education options through FOCUS. Students who take advantage of this planning tool make better decisions about their educational goals and learn how to manage their careers. First time users must create an account using NHCC as the Access Code when prompted. For more information, review the FOCUS presentation.

College Information

The Career Center helps students connect occupation interests to related programs of study. Transfer guides outlining transfer requirements of four-year degrees at other Minnesota colleges and universities are available in the Advising Center for students who plan to continue their education. Contact Advising if you need assistance with transferring.

Career Fairs

NHCC hosts a career fair each spring and fall, and holds a number of recruiting activities with individual employers throughout the year.


Job Postings

College Central Network (CCN) enables students and alumni to review job postings, build a resume, and access resources to assist in the job search process. Additionally, students who are registered in CCN can learn more about upcoming job fairs and read profiles on employers participating in future events. To use the CCN system, students and alumni must register using their StarID number as the Access ID. 


Job Search Assistance 

The Career Center supports students in the job search process, including assistance with writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and identifying potential job leads.

Resume Services

Raw Resume: Will guide you in writing a great resume. Use this free tool to get started or for tips to improve your current resume.

Resume Workshops: "New to resume writing?" Attend a workshop to learn the basics of resume writing during the Fall and Spring semesters. No sign-up needed just show up. Click here for Resume Workshops schedule.

Resume Labs: Develop your final resume draft in a hands on computer lab setting. You must provide a copy of your well developed resume at the time of signing up for a clinic. Stop by the Counseling & Career Center for dates and times.

Other Resources
The Career Center offers a variety of career and job search workshops and presentations throughout the spring and fall semesters. Check the Workshops schedule for more information. 

Online resources are available to assist students with exploring careers, gathering college information, and preparing for the job search, including the Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS). For MCIS login information, contact the Career Center.



Career Services Contact Information

Karen Philbin
Career Center Director

Phone: 763-424-0707
Appointments: 763-493-0554

Location: ES-118

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