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Career Services

Career Services are available at each NOVA campus as part of the comprehensive education and students services offered at the College.

In accordance with the College Catalog, Career Services assist students with exploring, developing and setting goals related to each student's unique educational and academic needs. These services include career assessments, occupational information, goal setting, planning and employment resources.

Central Network Job Portal


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I am a Student and I Would Like To...
I am an Employer and I Would Like To…
  • Recruit NOVA Students. Post a job or internship announcement here. College Central Network is the jobs and internship portal for the College where students and alumni search for position announcements.  Details about how to register for an account are included in the Employer User Guide.
  • Participate in Career Events.

These are some engagement opportunities to help you connect to NOVA students and your future workforce:

    • Career and Job Fairs
    • Networking Events
    • Career Workshop and Panels
    • Informational Tables
    • Resume and Mock Interview Workshops
  • Learn more about Coordinated Internship & Cooperative Education Services at NOVA.
  • Learn more about NOVA's Office of Institutional Research. OIR can provide detailed information about the College's very diverse student population.
  • Contact Career Services.
    • Contact novacareerservices@nvcc.edu if you have questions or are interested in any career events and other opportunities to meet and recruit NOVA students.  Please specify any specific academic program or campus that you are most interested in working with.  
    • If you want to contact a specific campus directly, a full list of offices is available through Contact Career Services.
I am a Faculty, Staff or Administrator and I Would Like To…

Learn how to provide guidance and assistance to students about career development opportunities.  

New Resource for Faculty/Staff – Click Here to view a video presentation about Supporting Students with Their Career Development.

  • This handout includes additional guidance on how you can engage students in conversations about activities that support their career development and information you can provide to them.
  • Please provide feedback about the video to the Career Services Working Group

Direct students to online self-assessment tools that focus on aspects of both personal and career development.

  • The following resources can help you guide students and connect them to additional career services:
    • FOCUS 2 is an online, interactive, self-guided career and education planning system
    • Explore self-understanding, majors, and careers, and job searching

Find information on workshops, job fairs and other career events available to members of the NOVA community.

  • Use the Career Services Calendar and College Central Network, which list upcoming programs and events sponsored by career services staff at the various campuses.

Provide information about available job or internship opportunities for students.

Get more information about career development resources to help my students, such as in-class presentations or guest speakers.

I am an Alumnus and I Would Like To…

Learn how your interests, skills, values and personality relate to a career field.

Learn about different occupations, including the required training and education.

Learn about resources that help you develop your resume writing, interviewing, and job search strategies.

Learn about NOVA sponsored and local job fairs, NOVA's job listings, and online job listing.

Learn about community resources in Northern Virginia.

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