Career Counseling

Unsure of career goals? Thinking of changing your major but not sure what major to choose, or what career options are available with the major you’ve chosen? Do you need to learn to access and use career information, i.e. kinds of jobs, salaries, and educational requirements? Student Career Counseling can help. It’s also useful if you’re considering a career change or are uncertain about the next steps in your career.

The Career & Counseling Center at Delaware County Community College offers free Student Career Counseling services for currently attending students. Our trained counselors can guide you step-by-step in making decisions to help clarify your goals, and guide you through the process of making decisions about your education and your career. In addition, our workshops, information sessions and other resources can give you career direction, whether you’re just starting out or modifying your professional focus.

Student Career Counseling is available at our Marple Campus and our other locations. Appointments for Student Career Counseling need to be made in person in the Career and Counseling Center, Room 1325. Students will fill out a Student Career Counseling in-take form and the administrative assistants will then make an appointment to accommodate the students’ schedule. On average, we schedule four to six one-hour sessions, held once a week.

Similar services are also available to community residents, Individual Career Counseling, for a fee.

Career workshops

The Career and Counseling Center offers career-related workshops through-out the semester. For more information, and a schedule of this year’s workshops at your campus, please contact the Career and Counseling Center or click here.

Programs for community members

Thinking about a change in career direction? Considering a return to the work world after some time away? The College serves its community as well as its students. The Career and Counseling Center offers a variety of career guidance courses for community members who are not students at the College:

First steps-free career information sessions 
If you’re confused about your career direction and unsure about what to do first, this free program may be for you. A counselor will explain the various career counseling services available at the College for community residents.

Individual Career Counseling
Covers in depth what you need to know about yourself and the labor market in order to take charge of your life and move ahead. Helps you focus on skills, preferences, values and motivations. Day and evening appointments are available. For more information please call the Career and Counseling Center, 610-359-5324. This is a fee-based service.

Lauch Your Career Comeback!
This 10-week fee-based workshop will prepare you to launch your career comeback.  Identify your employable strengths, values, skills, personality type. Combined with your previous work experience you will identify your career path and begin the re-launch process. Create a professional resume and learn interviewing skills. Increase your confidence and job search motivation with the latest networking and social media tools. For more information call the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324.

Career Transitions Workshop
Have you reached a crossroads? Jumpstart your career by identifying your motivated skills, career interests and career values. Participants will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. Discover your top ten occupations and the strengths of your personality preferences. Learn to target a “good fit” career as well as techniques for moving forward. Networking strategies, use of LinkedIn and job search resources will be presented. For more information, call the Career and Counseling Center 610-359-5324. This is a 10 week fee-based workshop.

The College also offers a wide range of community services, some of which may be helpful to community members who are seeking work or considering a career change. Click here to learn more about the Workforce Entry CenterPA CareerLink and New Choices Career Development Program.