• Career Development

     

    Mission and Goals

    The Career Development Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment services for Del Mar College students and alumni of all majors and classifications, providing one point of contact to expedite the recruiting efforts of companies and organizations. The Career Development Center supports the college's strategic planning process by improving job readiness and knowledge of services.

      

    Whether you are a new, current student or alumni member, the Career Development Office is ready to help you plan for and achieve your career goals!  Through individual appointments with professional staff, workshops, and special events you can make your dream a reality!  

    What's Available?

    • Individual appointments and weekly walk-in hours 
    • Assistance with résumé, cover letter and career information 
    • Workshops, job fairs, and special events
    • Online services for résumé posting and job search
    • Mock interviews for interview practice and critique
    • Computer lab for work on résumés, cover letters and job search
    • Access to online resources for career search: Virtual Career Library, Hire Vikings Job Portal,  Focus 2 career assessment, O'Net, Bureau of Labor Statistic  

    Resources for Students

     

     
    • Fall 2016 Career Development Events: Click Here  
     

    • Glassdoor- helps you find a job in a company where you love. Find out what it is really like to work for or interview for there according to employees, and how much you could earn: Click HERE  
     
     
    • Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) launched Career Coach, an interactive labor market and career information tool available to the public through the WFSCB website. This tool provides current employment trends, wages, and job postings by occupation for the Coastal Bend region. It also assists undecided students and job seekers with career assessments and a helpful resume writer, complete with marketable skills descriptions.
     

       

    • The Career Resource Center (CRC) is located in the Harvin Center Room 140 and the Career Kiosk Harvin 190 (next to the bookstore) both on the East Campus.  Students can gain a wealth of career literacy information, assistance with résumés, and access to our HIRE VIKINGS Job Portal. The CRC offers workshops in areas of career exploration, résumé and cover letter building, interview skills, dining etiquette, social media etiquette and is host to job fairs each semester.   

    • The Career Kiosk (located next to the bookstore on the East campus) is a one-stop shop for your career needs making it an essential part of the Del Mar College community. These centers are designed for the initial career readiness steps and also offers access to career related search by providing mobile learning spaces, touchscreen computers, tablets, career literacy material, and software programs. 

    • The Hire ME Handbook has the essentials needed to create a successful résumé, have a flawless interview, and job fair success! Click here to view.   

     

    Undecided on a Major?

    Professional staff are here to assist you choose a major and succeed! Professional Career Counselors are here Monday- Thursday (7:30 am- 5:00 pm) in the St. Clair Building- Room 116E. Walk- in or make an appointment by calling 361-698-1916.

    Are you unsure of which major to choose? This exploration instrument is a wed based and career tool that provides assessments that measure your Work Interests, Personality, Skills, Values, and Leisure. To create a user name follow the link below and select the new user. You will be prompted to enter your student information and the Del Mar College Access Code. All DMC students will use “Vikings” for the access code. Once you create your account you will be able to use the career assessments and planning tools. 

    Take our free career assessment 24 hours anytime by clicking the following link: FOCUS2 

    Employment

    For Students: If you are seeking on or off campus employment, please visit the Hire VIKINGS for current job postings

    For Employers: If you would like to post a position, please visit the Hire VIKINGS for instructions on creating a profile and posting your position. For all other inquiries or questions, please contact  Vanessa Adkins at 361-698-2467 or email to vadkins@delmar.edu for additional assistance. 

    For Administrators: ADMIN Login 

    ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT 

    To get an on-campus job in conjunction with Financial Aid, please contact that office at (361) 698-1293. The Hire VIKINGS job portal is a free job posting service available to you 24 hours a day. You can review these current employment opportunities by following instructions provided on the job portal site. 

    SMALL BUSINESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

    The Del Mar College Small Business Internship Program is an opportunity for small businesses in Corpus Christi to grow with the assistance of highly-trained intern students to meet their specific business’ needs. It is a partnership with small business employers who can offer intern students productive and meaningful work assignments with a learning component related to their major. Please contact The Office of Student Leadership & Campus Life Blanca Canales at 361-698-1281 or e-mail bcanales2@delmar.edu.

     

    Get Help With Your Job Search or Exploring Careers 

    Click on the Virtual Career Library logo to access over 6,000 digital pages of career guidance information. Inside you will find hundreds of career advice videos, digital career books and directories, virtual job data cards, job bank resources, and occupational videos to help you achieve career and life success.

     

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  • Vanessa AdkinsVanessa A. Adkins M.A.
    Career Development Coordinator
    St. Clair 116F
    361-698-2467
    vadkins@delmar.edu 
    Fernando GarzaFernando Garza M.A., LPC
    Career Counselor
    St. Clair 116E
    361-698-1916
    fgarza@delmar.edu 

     

  • Contact Information

    Del Mar College
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX
    vadkins@delmar.edu
    (361) 698-2467