Career and Entrepreneurial Services

Career exploration and planning is a collaborative and ongoing process of determining career and educational goals compatible with individuals’ interests, values, aspirations, talents, personality, motivators and other personal characteristics.

We strive to help students realize how Dutchess Community College can connect them to their dream career, therefore reinforcing the importance of a college degree.

Coaches can help in the following ways:

Career Planning

Coaches will guide individuals to develop a greater understanding of themselves through individual career planning sessions.

Career Exploration and Development Services

This includes resume assistance, cover letters, job hunting skills and mock interviews. We also guide individuals in using online tools such as Career Coach and O*NET.

O*NET (www.onetonline.org) provides occupational information that can help students explore careers, including job outlook and salary.  

Assessment

Provide individual interpretation, which can assist in identifying a potential career path and choose a major based on results from the following assessments:

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator: Personality type inventory designed to help students find a work environment that best matches their personality. MBTI can also be connected to helping students identify their learning style, which leads to them adapting their study skills and can lead to success and retention.

  • Strong Interest Inventory: A career interest inventory that is designed to help students explore potential career paths. This inventory compares responses to professionals in the workforce.  By identifying potential career paths, students often become motivated to succeed in their college career. Aligning interests to professionals who are already in a desired field leads to a good fit for a student.

Events

We also have special career-related events on campus, including Job Fairs, that may change year to year.

Current Employment Opportunities for DCC Students and Alumni

The Career Center presents the following links to help connect current students to part-time employment opportunities both on and off campus and to connect current students and alumni to part- and full-time employment opportunities off-campus. Please come to the Career Center to help you prepare your resume before applying for any position.