Choosing the right career can be a tough decision. We’ll help you figure it out.
Not sure what career is right for you? Need help creating a plan for your future? We’re here to help. Our counselors are ready to get you on a path to reaching your career goals, or simply help you figure out what they are.
Even if you already have chosen a career path, most people change their mind at least once. Delta College Career Services offers guidance, career assessments, specific industry information, job outlook and other resources to help you plan the path to your perfect career.
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.
- Career videos
Explore videos on hundreds of different careers.
- Careers Internet Database
Browse, vocational/occupational career guides. Use Members 'Click Here' icon. Login using username: 646w and password: future.
- Explore Delta's Programs
Delta has more than 150 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.
- Job Shadow
Work with a career advisor to set up a job shadow to further explore your interest.
Prepare for Employment
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. Our advisors can help polish your résumé, look over your social media accounts and practice for interviews.
- 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.
Gain Experience & find a job
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. Helpful experiences could include volunteering, student employment, co-op or a full time job. Stop by. We are happy to point you in the right direction.
- Help defray the cost of college.
- Gain experience in your future career.
- Build your resume and establish a work history.
- Find a job even if you have little or no experience.
Create an account on Delta’s job board to have access to the latest job opportunities including:
- Student employment
- Co-op, internships
- Part and full time jobs
- Professional Employment
Be sure to complete the profile information so you will received notifications when jobs fit your interest.
Popular jobs search sites
Other ways to gain experience
While you are searching for the perfect job, it's always a great idea to build up your résumé with relevant experience.
- Gain experience by volunteering. You never know what it will lead to.
- Get involved in a club or organization at Delta.
- Sign up for a professional organization or association that relates to your future career.
Being prepared for the job search process is key in landing an interview and that job you have always wanted. Start by working with a Career Advisor to critique your résumé and cover letter. If you are new to interviewing or just want to brush up on your skills, schedule a mock interview.
Most people change jobs every 4½ years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
80% 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 Services 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