Center For Career Development

Find Your Career

Higher education is a major investment - of both your money and your time. Performing well in your studies and receiving a job in your desired field after graduation are crucial steps towards a comfortable and happy future.

At Northampton Community College, we are here to help you succeed every step of the way, both as a student and alumni. That's why we are dedicated to properly equipping our students and alumni with tools for success during and after their college education.

The Center for Career Development offers a wealth of resources and services to students and alumni. With our partners in Counseling and Academic Advising, we help students choose a major, explore careers, navigate the job search process and prepare for the world of work. We also provide programs and opportunities to address the career and workforce related needs of everyone in the NCC community.

 

Location and Hours

Bethlehem Campus
College Center 250
Monday through Friday: 8am - 5pm
610.861.5344
careers@northampton.edu
In person and virtual appointments available

Fowler Southside Center
Mondays: 8am - 12pm
610.861.5344

Pocono Campus
Keystone Hall 108
Wednesdays: 9am - 4pm
careers@northampton.edu
570.369.1871 or 610.861.5344

 

Graduating this spring?

Let NCC's Career Services team help you get to the finish line and beyond with our Countdown to Graduation! As the big day approaches, make sure you stay on track of all of your to-do's and take advantage of the resources to set you up for success once you leave NCC.

 

Countdown to Graduation

 



Services We Provide

Northampton's Center for Career Development team is here to help you go from your first class to your first day on the job. We offer a wide range of services for students, alumni, faculty, employers and the community. Read more about what we offer and contact us if you have any questions or would like more information!

We're available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm both in-person and online.

Click the button below to make an appointment or schedule one through Handshake! Create your profile and sign up to meet with us for career exploration, resume review, cover letter help, or interview prep.

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Career Exploration
Career Exploration

Meet with one of our career specialists to discuss your career path or explore new career options.

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interview prep
Interview Prep

Meet with a specialist to prepare for your next interview.

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Resume and Cover Letter Help
Resume & Cover Letter Help

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to review and improve your resume and cover letter.

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Internships & Job Search

Find an experiential learning or employment opportunity that works for you and gain vauable resume experience. 

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Job Shadow - Students
Job Shadow - Students

See what the day in the life of an employee in your future profession looks like with our job shadow program.

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Employer Engagement
Employer Engagement

Learn more about hosting a job shadow student at your site and engage future talent and showcase your company.

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Additional Career Services Available

Get the EDGE in your career and beyond!

 

NCC's Career Leadership Experience is a free course designed to develop skills that will give you the EDGE in the workplace.

 

The Career Leadership Experience prepares students for life after NCC through:

 

  • Career exploration activities to learn more about yourself, your interests, values, personality, and skills and careers that are potential fits.
  • Development of professional documents for your job search including a resume, cover letter; a LinkedIn profile; strong interview skills, networking, and job search skills.
  • Setting career goals - short term and long term.
  • Acquiring experience through experiential learning opportunities - informational interviews, job shadows, internships; involvement in college clubs/organizations, community organizations.

 

Students will develop career readiness skills that ALL employers look for in their employees and that all students, regardless of major, need to take their career or academic aspirations to the next level. The program includes videos, articles, and assignments designed to give you practical professional tools and employability skills. It’s divided over two semesters; both Level 1 and Level 2 are offered every semester, so they can be completed consecutively or with semester breaks in-between. Modules and assignments are self-paced.



Throughout the experience, students will have opportunities to engage with employers and practice their career skills. Students who complete the program will be awarded Certificates of Completion, a letter of recommendation, and priority job shadow selection.

 

Career Leadership Experience Flyer and Outline (PDF)

 

For more information, fill out this interest form and a member of the Career Development team will follow up with you.

 

Ready to enroll? Register here.

Need professional attire? Schedule an appointment at NCC’s First Impressions Boutique for FREE new and gently used professional clothing. Contact Fran Maiatico at 610-861-5481 or email: careers@northampton.edu



Bethlehem Campus - College Center 101
Monroe Campus - Kapp Hall, Room 020N.1

 

Interested in donating clothing?
We gladly accept appropriate donations of business clothing, including:

 

  • Coordinated skirt and pant suits less than three years old
  • Blouses, dress shirts and shells
  • Interview and work appropriate separates, such as blazers, jackets, shirts, pants and skirts
  • Unopened hosiery
  • Jewelry, scarves, ties and other accessories
  • Briefcases and professional looking handbags

Get Lifetime Access to Career Development Resources

Alumni are encouraged to continue taking advantage of our services and resources. Refine your career goals, sharpen your resume, and pursue job opportunities.

 

  • Networking
  • Career Exploration
  • Programs and Events
  • Job Listings
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critique
  • FOCUS 2 - an easy-to-use online career self-assessment system that can help you explore your values, interests, personality, and skills and their relation to possible majors/programs and careers.
  • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - Alumni must complete the assessment at their own expense. A Career Counselor will meet with the alumnus and interpret and advise.

 

Have to be off campus? Don't cancel class!

Faculty members who need to miss class can contact Career Development to request a presentation. Our staff will come to your class and facilitate a presentation on topics including:

 

  • An Overview of Career Development Services and Resources
  • Developing Attention Getting Resumes/Cover Letters
  • Successful Interview Skills
  • Using Social Media in the Job Search

 

Complete and submit this form at least 2 weeks before your class, if possible.

 

 

Career Services on Blackboard

Career Services has created a space on our Blackboard community page for faculty! Find resources on core competencies (soft skills), career exploration, and professional development to incorporate into your curriculums. To access resources, you can self-enroll in the community page using the following instructions:

  1. Click here.
  2. If prompted, log in to Blackboard using your normal credentials.
  3. After logging in, the page will refresh. Click the "submit" button.
  4. Click "ok" to be redirected to the Career Services Blackboard page.
  5. Next time you log in to Blackboard, the “Career Services” link will be listed under "My Communities".

Ready to hire?

NCC's Center for Career Development can help connect you with qualified prospective employees and build a recruitment pipeline of talented students. Our services for employers include:

 

  • Free job postings via Handshake for internships and full and part-time employment.
  • Job Fairs including fall and spring job fairs at both the Monroe Campus and Bethlehem Campus.
  • Information Tables/Sessions - Schedule an information table to distribute company information and meet casually with students. Or consider scheduling an information session to promote your employment openings and increase the visibility of your company.
  • Individual Interviews - Supply us with a job description and required qualifications, and we will collect resumes from qualified students and alumni. We can also schedule individual interviews for you on campus.
  • On Campus Recruiting - Contact us to schedule an on-campus recruitment visit.
  • Career Development Events- Engage with students at one of our many events including career panels, mock interviews, and networking events.

Employer Resources

On Campus Recruiting Policy

Failure to follow the below guidelines may result in NCC recruitment privileges being revoked:

 

  • All on-campus employment recruiting tables must be coordinated through the Career Services office.
  • Employers are asked to remain at the recruiting table and not to aggressively approach students. A maximum of two representatives at the recruiting table.
  • Scheduling table space must be completed at least two (2) weeks in advance.
  • We do not allow organizations that promote positions with commission-only compensation.
  • Companies that promote fee-based opportunities or those that require initial investments to be paid by student to gain employment is prohibited.
  • No third-party recruiting agencies that do not disclose the hiring entities that they represent.
  • Multi-level marketing opportunities are not to be promoted on campus.
  • Selling any type of product, merchandise or services is prohibited.

 

Northampton Community College will not approve organizations to participate in recruiting activities or post on Handshake if:

 

  • Job posting is without verifiable email addresses. This includes organization emails that do not correspond with their website or from generic email services, such as gmail, yahoo, etc.
  • Employer does not have a working website.
  • The opportunity involves unauthorized solicitation, posting of materials, or sale of products and services.
  • The job requires payment or an investment fee.

We're here for you too!

Even if you aren't an NCC student or alum, you can still benefit from the expertise and guidance of our professional career counseling staff. We offer the following services to the public at affordable prices:

 

  • Career testing and counseling
  • Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Job search strategies
  • Resume consultation
  • Workshops on career development topics

For more information, contact us at 610.861.5344.

NCC Career Resources

Take advantage of all of our resources we have available to assist with  career exploration and planning, searching for jobs and internships, building your resume and more. Our team will make sure you're prepared to land the job you want and have the skills to be successful.

Next Steps

With 120+ high-quality programs at a highly affordable cost, you can build specialized skills to advance in your career path — fast. And with flexible class formats and convenient locations, it's never been easier to join us.