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COLLIN COLLEGE CAREER CENTERS

Designing Dreams!  Creating Futures!

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

(Abraham Lincoln)

ABOUT US

Collin College Career Centers equip and empower students for success in the workforce and provide resources for the community. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Career Centers are located on all Collin College campuses. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call the appropriate campus listed at the right, or email career@collin.edu.  Student walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged.

MISSION and PURPOSE

Collin College Career Centers connect students' interests with: selecting a course of study, exploring and planning a career, and developing job search skills and strategies so that they will be able to obtain a high skilled, high wage, high demand occupation or profession that compliments their interests, education, training and goals.

METHODS

Collin College Career Centers utilize numerous methods of equipping and empowering workforce candidates.

  • Academic planning and mentoring
  • Career and degree exploration
  • Interactive workshops
  • Career readiness competencies and skills training
  • Online tools and resources
  • One on one career coaching
  • Personal counseling
  • Classroom presentations
  • Career and job fairs
  • Employer information session
  • Networking
  • Personality, interest, and skills assessments
  • Job search tools
  • Internships
  • Other resources for long term success

SERVICES

Self Awareness and Discovery
 
Career Exploration
 
Career Readiness Competencies and Skills
    • Employability Skills Workshops
    • Career Readiness Competencies Workshops
      • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Oral/Written Communication
      • Teamwork/Collaboration
      • Digital Technology
      • Leadership
      • Professional/Work Ethic
      • Career Management
      • Global and Intercultural Fluency
    • Portfolios
Business and Community Connections
    • LINKED IN
    • Employer Information Sessions
    • Networking Events
    • Job Fairs
    • Career Exploration Fairs
    • Internships
 
Job Search and Research - Off Campus Online Job Search Tools
 
Career Coaching and Personal Counseling
  • Career coaches work one on one with students to:
      • Provide resources for informed decisions
      • Assess student career goals to specific academic and workforce programs to achieve a degree.
  • Licensed professional counselors offer in-depth personal discovery that may include one's awareness of the interaction between career choice, personality, interests, career knowledge, values, and life situations.
  • Students may also work with personal counselors on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment and the Strong Inventory assessment.
 
Education

 

Classroom Presentations and Mini-Workshops

    • Faculty requesting in-classroom presentations and/or mini workshops may contact their campus Career Center manager directly.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS and on-campus ACTIVITIES

 

PART TIME Student Worker / On-Campus Employment

 

Students and Faculty: 

Please direct all Career Center and career services questions to career@collin.edu

 For individualized service, students will be directed to the appropriate campus and staff.

Employers: 

Please Note:  All job postings are subject to prior approval.

To schedule an information/recruiting table, post a job to college bulletin boards, or to ask additional questions, go to jobpostings@collin.edu.

To post a career opportunities for Collin College students and alumni via the online portal, click on Cougar Student Jobs, powered by Symplicity.

Family Care/Child Care and Tutoring Job Opportunities

To schedule a job opportunity, go to jobpostings@collin.edu

 

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Career Centers Staff
Contact Information:
 
Central Park Campus
Career Center - B106
2200 W. University Blvd., McKinney
972.548.6747
 
Elaine Stewart 
Career Center Manager
972.548.6769
estewart@collin.edu
 
Laura Duran
Administrative Support
972.548.6747
lduran@collin.edu
 
Courtyard Campus
Career Center - Rm 113
4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano
972.599.3174
 
Teresa Danner
Career Center Manager
972.881.5194
tdanner@collin.edu
 
Preston Ridge Campus
Career Center - Founders Hall 172
9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
469.365.1904
 
Donna Okaro
Career Center Manager
972.548.6508
dokaro@collin.edu
 
Spring Creek Campus
Career Center - D102
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
972.881.5627 (JOBS)
 
Wes Moran
Career Center Manager
972.881.5627
wmoran@collin.edu
 
Suzanne Moreno
Administrative Support
smoreno@collin.edu
 
Business and Community Outreach
Contact Information
 
Dr. Terry Hockenbrough
Director of Business and Community Outreach
972.881.5900
thockenbrough@collin.edu
 
 
"The FUTURE depends on what you do today!"
-Mahatma Gandhi