Career Discovery

At Delta, you will find the resources you need to help choose the career path 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 Student Success Advisors and Counselors are ready to help at every step along the way.

Career Discovery Resource

As a student at Delta, you have access to Career Discovery which is a compilation of resources housed within D2L, our learning management system. This is set up for you to self-enroll and access throughout your time as a student. These resources are grouped based on the milestones that you may experience during your student journey from exploring your career interests through creating your resume and practicing for job interviews. 

Career Discovery Self-enroll

Learn about yourself

Whether you are just starting out or have been working for a long time, you may be struggling to find a good fit in your career. Learning about yourself including your skills, interests, and personality is a great place to start your journey to a satisfying vocation. 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 account and access code: delta


Decide your path

The first step in the career journey is to choose which path you want to follow. The links below will help you explore various career groups and explore the programs that Delta has to offer.

    • 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.
    • Apprenticeships 
      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!

Prepare and find a job

Once you have narrowed down your career path and are ready to start preparing yourself for the job market, the following links will help you take the final steps toward finding your dream position.

    • 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.
    • LinkedIn
      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.

Resources from MI Works!

MI Works offers several workshops, both virtual and in person, on an ongoing basis. They cover topics such as Job Search Networking, Resume Workshops, Interviewing, Veterans Workshops, along with many others.  

MI Works workshops

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 educational and career goals.

Federal Work-Study Student Employment Positions

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. 

Delta also offers many off-campus Federal Work Study positions at various civic organizations in our community. 

    • Studies show that students who work up to 30 hours a week do just as well or even better academically than those who don't. Working only 12-15 hours a week (as most students do) shouldn't affect your grades.
    • Studies also show that students who work on campus are more likely to persist in their studies. Through your job, you'll become better acquainted with faculty, staff, and other students.
    • Part-time work allows you to:
      • Perfect time-management skills necessary for academic success
      • Reduce your need for student loans and the resulting indebtedness
      • Gain career-related experience as you clarify goals, acquire skills and self-confidence, and build a network of contacts


Jobs in our community

College Central logo College Central Network a robust platform providing opportunities to explore career options, find job listings, internships, and co-ops, review upcoming events to help build your career such as workshops and job fairs, and many educational career related podcasts . Many employers post their opportunities within College Central Network due to the many occupational programs we offer at Delta College. The exclusive site can be accessed anytime with your desktop or smart phone. 

All Delta students, alumni, and community members have free access to the platform.

    • 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.
    • Employers, search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.

College Central Network

Did you get hired? 

Once you are hired, please make sure to report back to us.

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710