Career Services

Welcome to Career Services

Career Services provides current Housatonic Community College students and recent alumni the following services:

  • Individual Career Counseling
  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Assessment Inventories
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search Skills
  • Career Related Workshops
  • Major Exploration Guidance
  • Job Postings

StudentsExploring Majors/Areas of StudyFacultyEmployersOn-Campus EmploymentInternshipsCareer ReadinessCareer WorkshopsContact Us

Career Services - Students

College Central

College Central

Job board.

Focus 2


Explore majors, search careers and begin your career plan!

Please use access code: Hawks

First time users, please register. Note access code is case sensitive.

Big Interview

Big Interview

Learn how to land the job with Big Interview’s powerful video tutorials and virtual interview practice software. Find out exactly what interviewers are looking for and learn how to anticipate and properly answer the toughest questions.

To create an account: You must use Chrome browser. You must use your school email ending in You can find your school email on MyCommnet

What Can I Do

What Can I Do With This Major?

Find out what jobs are available in a major you are interested in.

Career Coach

Career Coach

Discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!

Strong Career Assessment Tool

Strong Career Assessment Tool

A career assessment that delivers insight and direction

Please make an appointment with a career counselor to use this assessment.


Career Services provides information on all aspects of career development, so students have the information they need to choose a relevant career path.  We offer classroom visits throughout the year to talk to students about career related topics designed specifically for your class or discipline such as:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Interviewing Skills Techniques
  • What Can I Do With My Major?


Recruit qualified candidates from various disciplines. Post your organization’s employment opportunities and job fairs. Promote your organization and increase visibility among our current student body and alumni through presentations, panels and career services events. Register and post your organizations employment opportunities using our online job board, College Central Network.

Post jobs targeting students and alumni at our school!


Internships are designed to connect knowledge and theory learned in the classroom to paid or unpaid work experiences. Internships are tied to learning objectives and should provide students with major related work experiences. They are a great way to learn more about a career, industry or company. Internships also provide opportunities for students and intern supervisors to develop career mentoring relationships.

Career Services assists students create résumés, search for internship opportunities and with the internship application process. Whether students obtain an internship through Career Services or on their own, in order to receive credit for that internship they will have to discuss that option with their academic department. Each academic department at Housatonic Community College has its own criteria for approving internships and awarding credit.

For more information about receiving academic credit for internships at Housatonic Community College for specific majors, contact the faculty member below: Internship/Practicum department contacts at HCC:

Criminal Justice

Prof. Samantha Mannion
Office: BH – 244
Phone: 203-332-5168

Human Services

Prof. Edward Keane
Office: BH – 242
Phone: 203-332-5165

Early Childhood Education

Prof. Shelley Tomey
Office: BH – 246
Phone: 203-332-5162

Medical Assisting

Prof. Letizia Morales
Office: LH – C220
Phone: 203-332-8515

Career Readiness

Are You Career Ready

Career Workshops


Career Fair 101 Workshop

Learn how to successfully navigate and prepare for a Career Fair!

March 3rd 2:00pm - 3:00pm Library Conf. Room B144
March 16th 2:00pm - 3:00pm Library Conf. Room B144

Housatonic Community College 4th Annual Career and Internship Job Fair

Bring plenty of copies of your resume and dress professionally!

April 2nd 12:30pm - 2:30pm Beacon Hall Event Center

Contact Us

Anisha Thomas
Director of Career Services and Internships
Office: LH-B145
Phone: (203) 332-5983

Patricia McDonnell
Secretary I
Office: LH-B145
Phone: (203) 332-8568