CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Each campus offers comprehensive career development services
that include career planning and employment resources.
Career Planning Services
Career planning services help you explore, develop, and set goals
related to your career and educational needs; make effective
career decisions, and obtain employment. You may assess your
interests, skills, preferences, values, and strengths; investigate
the world of work through research, internships, cooperative
education, and volunteer opportunities; and learn job searching
tools and strategies such as writing resumes and interviewing
A variety of printed materials are available in the Counseling
Services Center and in the Library of each campus. Reference
books and college catalogs providing information on colleges
and professional schools are available. Other books and pamphlets
describe the entrance requirements, working conditions and
compensations of thousands of career and job opportunities.
that help you learn more about how to plan for your education
and personal development are also available.
Employment resources refer to those resources that help students
find jobs. Available in the Counseling Services Center on each
campus, these resources include printed materials and electronic
databases that provide students with community job listings
and occupational information in both the public and private
sectors, including salaries and employment outlook in each
occupation. Area employers cooperate with the College to provide
part-time and full-time employment for students. Internet resources
allow further access to local, state, and national job openings.
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)
The Northern Virginia Community College Health Careers Opportunity
Program (HCOP) provides support and assistance to Allied Health
students who are academically or economically disadvantaged.
The HCOP program implements student retention strategies; as
well as, case management for students working towards Associate
of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Allied Health majors.
For additional information call 703-323-3543 or visit the HCOP
Web site at http://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/health/hcop/index.htm.