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 the Academic Advising Center if you need assistance with transferring.

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

  • Video Tutorials: Access the Resume Writing Videos page to help you develop each component of the resume.
  • Resume Writing Guide: Refer to the Resume Writing Guide for step-by-step instruction on how to create a resume.
  • Workshop Presentations: Attend a Resume Workshop to learn the basics and get started with your own resume. Fall Resume Workshop dates will be posted here soon. Students are encouraged to register for a session by calling the Counseling & Career Center at 763-493-0554 or stopping by the office in ES 118.
  • Resume Drop-In: During the fall semester, stop by the Counseling & Career Center in ES 118 on most Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, and Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm to gather resources to help get you started with your resume, or to request a quick review of your draft resume (individual contact time is limited to approximately 10 minutes during drop-in hours). Call 763-493-0554 before making a special trip to campus to ensure there are no last-minute schedule changes.
  • Resume Appointments: Schedule a one-on-one appointment with the Career Center for a comprehensive review of your draft resume. Bring an electronic version of your resume to the appointment.

Job Postings

College Central Network (CCN) is available to NHCC students and alumni to review job postings, build a resume, and access resources (such as cover letter writing, interview skills, salary negotiation) 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, student and alumni must create an account, using the Star ID number as the assigned Access ID.

Job Fairs and Employer Campus Visits

The college hosts a job fair each spring and fall, and invites individual employers to table on campus throughout the school year. For more information on the next job fair, create your student account in the college's online job board through College Central Network. Check out the web calendar for upcoming employer visits.