Career Services

Career Services: Employment Preparation, Job Search, Employer Resources

  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking

Employment Counseling

Most of TRCC students work full- or part-time while enrolled at the College. Many look to enhance the significance of that work in relation to long-term career goals they establish while a student. The Counseling Center works with students to increase understanding and effectiveness in looking for and obtaining employment.

STUDENTS: An online student employment service lists full- and part-time jobs and internships at College Central: with opportunities at local and state businesses and organizations. Students have unlimited free access to this service, are able to develop their resume, and create a personal web site to host “portfolio” content.

Students can download free career/job search advice documents, listen to free audio podcasts via iTunes, read numerous Career Corner articles written by professional authors, a review a listing of upcoming career-related events.

Focus2Career is an online resource that provides multiple self-assessment tools to assist students in selecting the career and educational path that best suits their interests and needs. It also assists you in putting together a career portfolio.  Log in at: Focus2Career

Optimal Interview gives students the opportunity to practice and receive coaching in perfecting interview skills.  Log in at:

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Workshops and individual sessions with students are conducted to help students write effective resumes, enhance and practice interviewing skills, and implement job search strategies. Need help with an old resume? Ready to create a new one for the first time? Contact Career Services at A career advisor is also available to help students decide on a college major and begin the career planning and exploration process.

Undecided About Your Major:

  • Find out about Career Development @ TRCC – Helping you move ahead
  • See Career Services (A119) for free online self-assessment inventories

EMPLOYERS: Employers may post job announcements at and are welcomed to schedule visits on campus to recruit students.

Career Services has ongoing collaborations with faculty across disciplines to support the development of specific skills or resources for students in various academic programs. Alumni are engaged in helping build networks for students who seek career information or employment in a variety of fields.

Connecticut Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Careers

Information, education, training & career coaching; CT STEM jobs and career resources; and information about STEM career pathways are available on the CT STEM Jobs site.

Elizabeth Willcox
Phone: (860) 215-9302
Location: Room A-113