At Delta, you will find the services you need to help choose the perfect career field to get you to your dream job.
Not sure what career is right for you? Need help creating a plan for your future? Looking to gain experience in your career field? Nearing graduation and ready to search for that perfect job? Delta College counselors are ready to help at every step along the way.
Learn about yourself
Do you know who you want to be when you’re ready to start your career? Each of us thinks we know but the reality is that most of us are unsure. The more you know about yourself the better prepared you will be to identify a path here at Delta that is right for you. Before making any big decisions, we have tools that can help guide you along the way.
FOCUS 2 is an online career and education planning system for helping you choose a major, build your career goals, and learn job information. Create a new account using your official delta.edu account and access code: delta
Decide your path
You have learned about yourself and have researched the job market now it’s time to identify how much education you will need for your career path. And, we can help with that, too! Is it a short term training, certificate, associate degree or ultimately transferring for a bachelor degree or beyond?
- What can I do with a major?
Explore any major area of study that interests you using Focus2 software (access code: delta).
- Career videos
Explore videos on hundreds of different careers.
- Explore Delta's Programs
Delta has more than 140 programs to choose from. One’s perfect for you.
- Transfer agreements
Here's a list of the colleges and universities that have agreements and general education transfer guides with Delta College.
Get the required trade-related instruction you need to upgrade your skills in industrial trades and maintenance.
Research the Job Market
Once you know which direction you want to head in, it's time to see how you fit in tomorrow’s job market. We can help you by providing tools for researching job titles, salary and skills. Start exploring now!
The nation’s primary source of occupational descriptions.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information on duties, education and training.
- Career One Stop
Your source for career exploration, training and jobs.
- Career Coach
Check on programs, employment and regional wages.
Prepare & find a job
You have narrowed down your career path and are ready to start preparing yourself for the job market. With the right tools you can make great strides on meeting those goals.
- Career One Stop
Identify companies that may be hiring in your field and prepare to apply for jobs by creating an awesome résumé and cover letter.
- Career Coach
Learn about potential growth of businesses and industries and research local salaries.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
If you are planning on living somewhere outside of Mid-Michigan, use this US Department of Labor website to see national data.
Improve your social media status.
- Big Interview
Practice for interviews by using online mock interview software.
- Delta’s Closet
Dress for success! Find gently used, professional clothing in Delta’s Closet.
Search the Job Board
Whether you are seeking employment while in school, or already graduated and seeking professional employment in your field, we have the tools that can help you. Employers today are looking for employees with both academic and employment related skills. Now is the time to gain experience related to your career goals or find a permanent job.
On-campus student jobs
Working on campus means your job is just a short walk from whichever campus wing you're in. Office and departments will work to accommodate your work schedule with your class schedule and other responsibilities.
Jobs in our community
- Quickly apply to jobs and internship opportunities posted exclusively for you, and search other opportunities via Jobs Central® and Intern Central®, national job boards.
- Create and upload your résumé and career portfolio to make available to employers.
- Access our events calendar, plus career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos and more.
- Make an appointment to meet with a Delta College counselor.
- Employers, search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.
Be sure to complete the profile information so you will receive notifications when jobs fit your interest.
Did you get hired?
Once you are hired, please make sure to report back to us.
Most people change jobs every 4½ years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
83% of Delta's graduates from the past five years live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
A person with an associate’s degree in the Great Lakes Bay Region makes 35% more than someone with a high school diploma. That’s an average salary of $41,300.
"I was able to get one of my first jobs through Delta's Career Development office. I’m a shy person and their mock interviews really helped me prepare for the job interview."
Delta College Graduate, Northwood 3+1 program