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’s Optimal Resume - 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 Optimal Resume 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.

To view our Optimal Resume video tutorial, please click Optimal Resume Tutorial

MCC's Focus2 - 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.

To view our Focus2 video tutorial, please click on Focus2 Tutorial

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

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

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? Karen James, Assistant Director, at or (781)-280-3639 Bedford
 Catherine Cosgrove, Coordinator of Career Planning, at or (978) 656-3224 Lowell
Genevieve Morse, Career Placement Coordinator, at or (781) 280-3636 Bedford 


Last Modified: 4/28/20