You have the power to take charge of your career development both on campus and right here at your keyboard. The following resources can help you choose a career, find employment opportunities and pursue your dream job.
Class of 2015 Placement Report
Each year Northampton surveys the previous year’s graduates to determine their success in finding employment. Read the most recent placement report (PDF).
Online Resources from the Career Services Office
Virtual Career Development Center
Is your career or job search on track? We've provided some online resources to help you prepare.
- Job Hunters' Guide (PDF)
- Career Planning Timeline (PDF)
- CareerOneStop Videos
- Choices - Choices is a comprehensive online career exploration system which includes interest, values and aptitude testing and career information in both English and Spanish.
These Online Tutorials will provide you with the basics in career development and job search tools.
- Social Networking and Your Job Search (PDF)
- Preparing for a Job Fair (PDF)
- Successful Interviewing (PDF)
Career Service Newsletters
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Resources On Campus
Career Information Library
We have specific up-to-date information on careers including nature of work, salaries, employment outlook, and training requirements. Located in the Bethlehem Campus Career Services Office.
Job Bulletin Boards
Career Services maintains bulletin boards outside the Career Services Office (CC-348), outside of the Learning Center (CC-315), and in Laub Lounge. Check these locations for a schedule of recruiters coming to campus and a sample of current job postings available online.
Additional Internet Resources
There are numerous job search and career advice sites on the web. We have compiled the following list to help you sharpen your focus.
Career Exploration Resources
What Can I Do With My Major?
Not sure where your major fits into the world of work? Click on the links below to explore how a variety of majors and degrees relate to career opportunities.
- The Job Hunter's Bible
- College Grad.com
- Quintessential Careers
- Riley Guide
- My Next Move
- Chronicle Career Library of Occupational Briefs
- Vocational Biographies
- Career Coach
Focus 2 is a career guidance system that is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students and alums. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students and Alums who use FOCUS 2 make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers. For more information on what the FOCUS 2 assessment can do for you, see this document (PDF).
Use these links to get started on Focus 2:
- To log on to an existing account.
- To create a new account.
- Your access code to create a new account is - spartan
Choices - Choices is a comprehensive online career exploration system which includes interest, values and aptitude testing and career information in both English and Spanish. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for password access.
Job Search Resources
- College Central
Search for jobs submitted by local employers to Northampton Community College.
Pennsylvania Job Search Sites
Search for jobs in PA by city, zip code and/or county.
Search jobs in Pennsylvania
CareerLink Lehigh Valley
National Job Search Sites
Search newspaper job postings all over the country.
Search for internships and entry level jobs.
The Wall Street Journal Executive Career Site
An online job search guide.
Specialized Job Search Sites
Environmental Career Opportunities
Non-Profit Career Opportunities
Seasonal and Summer Jobs
Work, Volunteer, and Teach Abroad
World's Largest Internship Marketplace
Federal jobs and internships
The Career Hub for Tech
The Black Collegian Occupational Research
The O*NET online
Pennsylvania's civil service job website has information on job openings and how to apply.
USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.
Employer and Salary Research
- JobStar Salary Surveys
- CareerBuilder.com salary calculator
- Career Overview