• Career Development

    Mission and Goals

    The Career Development Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment services for Del Mar College students and alumni of all majors and classifications, providing one point of contact to expedite the recruiting efforts of companies and organizations. The Career Development Center supports the college's strategic planning process by improving job readiness and knowledge of services.

    Whether you are a new, current student or alumni member, the Career Development Office is ready to help you plan for and achieve your career goals!  Through individual appointments with professional staff, workshops, and special events you can make your dream a reality!  



    What's Available?

    • Hire Vikings - Exclusive Job Portal for DMC students and alumni
    • Individual appointments and weekly walk-in hours 
    • Assistance with résumé, cover letter and career information
    • Workshops, job fairs, and special events
    • Online services for résumé posting and job search
    • Mock interviews for interview practice and critique
    • Career Kiosk (Harvin Building- Room 190) for work on résumés, cover letters and job search
    • Access to online resources for career search: Career Coach, Jung's Typology, O'Net, Bureau of Labor Statistic

    Career Development events and workshops are hosted throughout the year. Click on the links below for more information.

    Resources for Students

    • What is Career Development Department all about Click here to find out. 
    • Choices 360 is an online interactive tool that students and alumni can use to explore careers, colleges, and majors, learn about financial aid, find scholarships, and much, much more!
    Choices 360 logo

    Activation Code: TX01673
    Use this activation code to create YOUR free account

     
    • Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) launched Career Coach, an interactive labor market and career information tool available to the public through the WFSCB website. This tool provides current employment trends, wages, and job postings by occupation for the Coastal Bend region. It also assists undecided students and job seekers with career assessments and a helpful resume writer, complete with marketable skills descriptions.
     
    • The Career Kiosk (located next to the bookstore on the East campus) is a one-stop shop for your career needs making it an essential part of the Del Mar College community. These centers are designed for the initial career readiness steps and also offers access to career related search by providing mobile learning spaces, touchscreen computers, tablets, career literacy material, and career software programs.
    • The Hire ME Handbook has the essentials needed to create a successful résumé, have a flawless interview, and job fair success! Click here to view. 

    Need Employment?

    Career Development offers a job portal (Hire Vikings) that is exclusive to Del Mar College students and alumni seeking an off-campus job, on-campus job, or internships:

    For all other inquiries or questions, please contact the Career Development team at 361-698-1045 or email careerdev@delmar.edu for additional assistance.

    ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT 

    To get an on-campus job in conjunction with Financial Aid, please contact that office at (361) 698-1293. The Hire VIKINGS job portal is a free job posting service available to you 24 hours a day. You can review these current employment opportunities by following instructions provided on the job portal site. 

    SMALL BUSINESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

    The Del Mar College Small Business Internship Program is an opportunity for small businesses in Corpus Christi to grow with the assistance of highly-trained intern students to meet their specific business’ needs. It is a partnership with small business employers who can offer intern students productive and meaningful work assignments with a learning component related to their major. Please contact The Office of Student Leadership & Campus Life Blanca Canales at 361-698-1281 or e-mail bcanales2@delmar.edu.

    Career Tools

    Online Job Boards

    Career Tools for Veterans

     

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  • Vanessa AdkinsVanessa A. Adkins M.A.
    Career Development Coordinator
    St. Clair 116F
    361-698-2467
    vadkins@delmar.edu 
    Fernando GarzaFernando Garza M.A., LPC
    Career Counselor
    St. Clair 116E
    361-698-1916
    fgarza@delmar.edu 

    East Campus
    Mon-Tue 7:30am-2:30pm
    Wed 7:30am-2pm
    Cecilia GamboaCecilia Gamboa
    Career Specialist
    361-698-2687
    cgamboa@delmar.edu 

    West Campus
    Tue-Thu 8:30am-3:30pm
    Rita Gonzalez-GeorgeRita Gonzalez-George
    Office Assistant
    361-698-1045
    rgonzalezgeorge
    @delmar.edu
     
  • Contact Information

    Career Development
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX
    careerdev@delmar.edu
    (361) 698-1045