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Career Planning & Development

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Please email rpowers@hcc.edu or call 413.552.2361 and leave your name and contact information. We will reply within 24 hours.

At HCC, you'll begin preparing for your life and career by way of an academic pathway. Selecting this pathway requires developing an understanding of your interests, strengths and values; gathering information about career fields; choosing an occupation; and planning the education or training you need to become qualified for it.


Our career planning coordinators will help you:

  • Identify areas of interest and life goals
  • Research occupations
  • Research education and training options
  • Develop your career plan
  • Put your plan into action

Every student has different life experiences and career goals! We're here to help support you on this journey. While you're a student at HCC, we'll help you create or refine your career plan. Consider making an appointment with a career counselor by coming to the ACT Center in CC 103, or by contacting Career Services at rpowers@hcc.edu.


STEP ONE: Self assessment

STEP TWO: Research careers

STEP THREE: Find education and training options

STEP FOUR: Preparation for employmentHow to create a resume/cover letter (check out our CareerSpots videos on this page)

MassHire Holyoke
YouthWorks employment program is taking applications for jobs for out-of-school youth
For information and contact info, please click here.  

Behavioral Health Network (BHN) Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, April 13
2 to 4 p.m.
Positions in addiction and recovery programs
To register, go to bhnworks.org (link at bottom of BHN homepage)

Behavioral Health Network (BHN) Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, April 15
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Positions in Village for Youth program
To register, go to: bhnworks.org (link at bottom of BHN homepage)

Health Science Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, April 28
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Nursing, radiologic tech, and vet tech employers
To register, click here.

Health Science Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, April 29
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Community Health Worker, medical assistant, and billing and coding employers
To register, click here.

The Center for Career Development lists job postings sent in from many area and regional employers for students and alumni to review. The list of positions is generally updated on a weekly basis.

To view current job postings, please click here.

Employer wishing to post a job, please click here.

We also help students and graduates search employment sites for jobs throughout the Pioneer Valley as well as beyond Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. We also encourage students to research prospective employers to learn more about the company culture and values as well as opportunities for advancement.

Open the links below to access the most common job search sites for employment in the Pioneer Valley.

Holyoke Community College strongly encourages the employer community to hire our students and graduates!  To help with this process, the Career Center provides job postings, regularly communicates available openings with faculty, and invites employers to come to campus to speak with students about opportunities with their companies and organizations.

Post a job

Employers wishing to post jobs, please click here

On-Campus Recruitment (currently on hold until campus reopens)

Employers are encouraged to offer on-campus dates for recruitment of students. Table space in high traffic areas is common but special event recruitment may be arranged in specific cases. For information about planning a recruitment date, please contact Richard Powers at rpowers@hcc.edu or 413.552-2361.


Richard Powers

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