Contact a Career Counselor

The NOVA Career Counseling Team is Here to Help!

Having difficulty choosing a career path? Need to learn the best strategies to explore career options? Want to develop goals and plans to pursue career opportunities? Ready to prepare for employment? If so, the NOVA Career Counseling Team is here to help!

Students can request an appointment with a Career Counselor on Career Connection by reviewing our appointment guide and watching our instructional video. Please review the chart below to determine which career counseling service best fits your current needs.

We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Career Counseling Services Purpose(s)
Understanding Self
  • Identify your interests, personality, skills, and values through career assessments.
  • Discuss career assessment results with a career counselor to identify potential careers.
Exploring Careers
  • Learn how to research information on academic majors, job salaries, job outlook, required skills, educational requirements, and work duties.
  • Learn how to analyze job announcements and labor market information (L.M.I.) to determine the "best fit" for your career pathway.
Decide & Plan
  • Learn about the career decision-making process to understand how you and external influences impact your decisions.
  • Identify S.M.A.R.T. goals to prepare you to pursue your career choice(s).
  • Learn how to create action plans.
  • Learn how to research ways to secure relevant career opportunities.
Employment Preparation
  • Prepare for employment through resume development, create job search strategies, and gain interview tips.
  • Learn about informational interviewing.
  • Learn how to network to find internships and jobs.

Career Express

Career Services offers "Career Express" hours, in person and virtually. Each week, during the times listed below, students can briefly discuss topics (10 minutes or less!)  with a career counselor, such as:

  • Career Connection questions (i.e., how to use the system features for mock interviews, resume builder, and to schedule an appointment with a career counselor).
  • Quick questions about declaring majors, researching careers and utilizing career resources.
  • Get brief feedback on student resumes and cover letters.
  • Learn about upcoming Career Services events.

*Times and locations vary, so stay up-to-date by first checking here!

Spring 2024 Semester

Campus

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Alexandria

2:00-3:00

3:00-4:00

 

 

 

Annandale

 

 

12:00-1:00

1:30-2:30

 

Loudoun

12:30-1:30

 

 

12:30-1:30

 

Manassas

 

 

11:00-12:00

11:00-12:00

 

Woodbridge

 

11:00-12:00

2:00-3:00

 

 

Virtual
(Zoom)

10:00-11:00

 

2:00-3:00

 

 

For virtual "Career Express" hours, log onto https://vccs.zoom.us/j/4353130465.

We look forward to chatting with you!

Questions? Contact novacareerservices@nvcc.edu

Request a Career Counseling Workshop

The Career Counseling team is available and eager to provide a variety of workshops to groups of students, faculty, or staff! We offer several workshops to inform, empower, and guide students to make thoughtful career decisions. If you are interested in experiencing one of our workshops or presentations, please complete our workshop request form.