Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Career Counseling

Unsure of career goals? Thinking of changing your major but not sure what major to choose, or what career options are available with the major you’ve chosen? Do you need to learn to access and use career information, i.e. kinds of jobs, salaries, and educational requirements? Student Career Counseling can help. It’s also useful if you’re considering a career change or are uncertain about the next steps in your career.

The Career & Counseling Center at Delaware County Community College offers free Student Career Counseling services for currently attending students. Our trained counselors can guide you step-by-step in making decisions to help clarify your goals, and guide you through the process of making decisions about your education and your career. In addition, our workshops, information sessions and other resources can give you career direction, whether you’re just starting out or modifying your professional focus.

Student Career Counseling is available at our Marple Campus and our other locations. Appointments for Student Career Counseling need to be made in person in the Career and Counseling Center, Room 1325. Students will fill out a Student Career Counseling in-take form and the administrative assistants will then make an appointment to accommodate the students’ schedule. On average, we schedule four to six one-hour sessions, held once a week. For career planning needs at branch campuses, contact the main phone number for that campus and ask for more information.

Similar services are also available to community residents, Individual Career Counseling, for a fee.

Career workshops

The Career & Counseling Center offers career-related workshops through-out the semester. For more information, and a schedule of this year’s workshops at your campus, please contact the Career & Counseling Center or click here.


Programs for community members

*currently only at the Marple Campus

Thinking about a change in career direction? Considering a return to the work world after some time away? The College serves its community as well as its students. The Career & Counseling Center offers a variety of career guidance courses for community members who are not students at the College:

First Steps - Free career information sessions
If you’re confused about your career direction and unsure about what to do first, this free program may be for you. A counselor will explain the various career counseling services available at the College for community residents. For more information please call the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324.

Individual Career Counseling
Covers in depth what you need to know about yourself and the labor market in order to take charge of your life and move ahead. Helps you focus on skills, preferences, values and motivations. Day and evening appointments are available. For more information please call the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324. This is a fee-based service.

Launch Your Career Comeback!
WOMEN – Does the prospect of going back to work seem intimidating? Do you need help to build up your confidence and learn to accommodate both family and future career obligations? If so, investing 10 weeks in Launch Your Career Comeback could help jump start moving into a more satisfying life style. Identify your employable strengths and skills, your personality type preference and previous work experience. Enjoy the support and personal attention of this small group experience as you explore what fits your career needs now. With career tools and in-class exercises, you will increase your confidence and job search motivation. Learn to create a professional resume and develop a LinkedIn Profile. For more information, call the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324.

Jump Start Your Career Workshop
Do you sometimes feel that you have reached a dead end in your career? Do you wonder how to get back on track? JUMP START YOUR CAREER will guide you through a ten-week program to help you move through small steps toward change. You’ll begin by doing an in-depth personal assessment including motivated skills and career values. The Strong Interest Inventory will reveal your top ten occupations, and the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator will help you to determine your personality preferences and work-related strengths. Group members will learn techniques for moving forward including networking, LinkedIn, and action planning. You are encouraged to register no later than one week before the start date. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

The College also offers a wide range of community services, some of which may be helpful to community members who are seeking work or considering a career change. Click here to learn more about the Workforce Entry CenterPA CareerLink and New Choices Career Development Program.