Information and Services for Faculty
The MCC Career Counselors are here to support and enhance the learning that takes place in the classroom. We are happy to consult with you about how career related information can be integrated into your curriculum and to design a classroom presentation or special program that address these specific needs. In addition, the following programs/services are available to you.
MCC Job Listing Service
The Career Service Office receives full,part-time,seasonal,and internship opportunities for students and alumni on a regular basis.
MCC’s Corporate Connect recruiting software makes finding the best talent for your business easy. Employers can post job and internship opportunities on the site and students can apply for these positions and answer basic interview screening questions on line as well. Employers can access Corporate Connect at:
https://middlesex-mass.optimalresume.com/ to create their account and post their internship and employment opportunities for Middlesex Community College students.
We encourage you to regularly review the postings that may be of interest to the students and alumni from your academic program or discipline. Additionally,the Career Services team will keep you informed via e-mail of new positions and on-campus recruitment opportunities that we believe are particularly appropriate to your students and alumni.
The Career Counselors welcome the opportunity to go into the classroom to discuss career and job search topics. Typical workshops that faculty routinely ask us to present include: Understanding the Career Development Process, How to Choose A Major, Developing an Effective Resume and Cover Letter, The Basics of Informational Interviewing, Behavioral Interviewing Skills, (including mock interviews) and administering and interpreting career assessments. If you are interested in having a workshop done in your class, please contact any of the members of the Career Services staff.
Program of the Month
In an effort to ensure that students are aware of the current trends and training required in the workplace, Program of the Month has been developed. Career counselors select certain programs and majors and devote one month to specialized programming in that area. Counselors consult with faculty and create programs to meet the specific career needs of their students/majors. Recently, workshops were done for the Criminal Justice, Human Services, Fashion and Retail Merchandising, Accounting, Hospitality Management, Paralegal Studies, and Computer and Telecommunications majors. Topics most commonly requested were job search skills and career panels. If you feel that your students could benefit from such a program, please call the Career Services Office.
On-Line Career Resources
Counselors research and connect faculty and students to a range of self-assessment, career exploration and job search websites. Additionally, working in conjunction with the MCC Library, we have purchased several unique and powerful on-line tools including Vault, a complete library of on-line books and information databases that include industry guides, job and career advice articles, and salary information. Students may also read first person descriptions of over 1000 occupations, representing a diversity of career fields in Vocational Biographies. Counselors regularly incorporate these and other on-line assessment tools into their individual and group work with students.