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Career & University Center


Welcome to Your Future!

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Launch your dream career or seamlessly transition to the next level of education with Hocking College's Career and University Center. Our commitment to your success is unwavering, and we've adapted to provide a powerful blend of resources to fit your needs.

  • Personalized Guidance: Our expert staff offers one-on-one career coaching, resume and cover letter workshops, and interview preparation, ensuring you're confident and competitive.
  • 24/7 Virtual Career Vault: Explore in-demand careers, access exclusive job postings, and build your professional toolkit with our comprehensive online platform – available anytime, anywhere.
  • Seamless Transition Support: Considering further education? We'll guide you through the process, from exploring graduate programs to crafting compelling application essays.

Career Center Benefits-

Launch your career with confidence! The Career Center helps you find the perfect fit, with resume and cover letter workshops, interview coaching, and in person and virtual Hiring Events.

2024-2025 Hiring Event Dates:

Tue Oct 15 11am-2pm Student Center  Wed Nov 13  3pm-6pm Handshake V-Fair

Tue Feb 11 11am-2pm Student Center  Wed Mar 26  3pm-6pm Handshake V-Fair

Career Center Resources

LinkedIn: Connect with Hocking College on LinkedIn!

Job Board: Are you graduating soon and looking to start your career or simply looking for a summer internship? Either way, we've got something for everyone!

Student Employment: Hocking College offers employment opportunities for students both on-campus and in community service programs such as America Reads. The jobs around campus may include working in facilities, the cafeteria, specific department offices, and others.

Campus Calendar: View our campus calendar to see events on campus, including upcoming career fairs.

Transfer Resource Center: Continue your education and explore options for obtaining a Bachelor's or Master's Degree after graduating from Hocking College.

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Additional Resources Online:

SkillsFirst Resume Builder: SkillsFirst offers a complete set of career preparation tools to help you navigate the hiring funnel and land a job.

Handshake: The job search site for new college graduates!

Career Center Programs

The Career Center offers free educational programs to all students, including:

  • Career & Life Planning
  • Handshake 101
  • Handshake Expert
Contact the Career & University Center at the contact below for more information and to sign up.


Some of the advising offerings available at the Career & University Center include:

  • Cover Letter/Resume Development & Review
  • Interview Preparation and Practice
  • Transfer Advising

Career Closet

The Career Closet is Hocking College’s student-run boutique that provides free professional, work and casual work clothing to students.  The Career Closet, in partnership with HC Alterations and the college's Fashion Design & Retail Merchandising program, also provides alteration and mending services to the campus and community at low cost.

All clothing is donated to the Career Closet.  If you are interested in making a donation, please contact: hccareer@hocking.edu

Career Planning Resources

This is the first stop for new students or students who want to make sure they are in the right program for the career they want to pursue. This is also for students who are looking to secure an internship. Click the link below to access all Career Planning Resources.

Start Career Planning

Begin your Job Search

This is for those students who are nearing graduation and are ready to begin the job search to ensure that they have multiple job offers by the time they graduate.

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Meet with the Career and University Center

Schedule an Appointment

Call to schedule 740-753-6076

Drop-In Hours - No appointment needed!

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.

John Light Hall, Room 193

This session is dedicated to those who want more traditional face-to-face assistance. Please note that drop-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Career and University Center Staff

Terry Koons
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life

✉️ koonst@hocking.edu

📞 740-753-6076

📞 740-753-6132

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