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.

focus2
Focus2 is a self-guided program that helps to identify your interests, values, academic strengths and skills. It allows you to explore careers, make decisions regarding career goals, identify an appropriate major, and create a career development plan. Faculty and students can access Focus2 and discuss results with a Career Counselor.

View our Focus2 Video Tutorial

careershift
CareerShift - Select this resource to search for company contacts, jobs and additional job search tools.

View our CareerShift Video Tutorial

handshake
Handshake connects students on college campuses with open positions, mainly internships and entry level jobs. MCC uses this program to post on-campus non Work Study positions. Over 14 million students and young alumni from over 700 universities use Handshake.

How to Complete a Handshake Profile

 

career coach
Career Coach is a search tool that gives you the opportunity to explore hundreds of potential careers at your fingertips by showing you info on wages, employment, and jobs, plus the education needed to get you there.

 

Classroom Visits & Workshops for Scheduled Absences - 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)
  • Administering and Interpreting Career Assessments.

Instead of cancelling class, professors can request one of the above-mentioned topics to be presented by a member of the Career Center. To accommodate schedules, please notify us at least three weeks prior to your scheduled absence.

If you are interested in having a workshop done in during a regularly scheduled class, please contact any of the members of the Career Services staff at careerservices@middlesex.mass.edu.

On-Line Career Resources - Counselors research and connect faculty and students to a range of self-assessment, career exploration and job search websites.


QUESTIONS
Karen James, Assistant Director, at jamesk@middlesex.mass.edu or (781)-280-3639 Bedford
Catherine Cosgrove, Coordinator of Career Planning, at cosgrovec@middlesex.mass.edu or (978) 656-3224 Lowell
Genevieve Morse, Career Placement Coordinator, at morseg@middlesex.mass.edu or (781) 280-3636 Bedford

Last Modified: 12/10/20