Career Services


Normandale uses College Central Network as its official job posting and resume service.

Counselor and Student Talking

Understanding who you are is the first step

Our counselors offer a variety of resources to help you with career decision making:

  • Career assessments
  • A one-credit career development course
  • Career counseling
  • Resources for career development
  • Job search tools
  • Employer resources to connect with students
  • Information about Internships

Assess Yourself

Understanding your interests, skills, values and personality is essential to career exploration and planning. 

  • Strong Interest Inventory (SII) - This 30-45 minute inventory costs $10 and compares your interests with those working in a broad range of occupations. 
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - This 30-minute assessment helps you better understand your behavorial preferences. The cost of each instrument is $15. Pick up the registration form in the Nath Advising Center or print the registration form and take it to the Billing and Payments Office. Call 952-358-8261 with questions.
  • StrengthsQuest - This tool assesses people for their top five strengths. The fee is $9.99. 
  • Free or Low Cost Online Career Assessments - Many can be taken on your home computer at your convenience. Some require you to first come into the Nath Advising Center.
  • O*NET OnLine - Occupational information network. Choose "Skills Search".
  • CAREERWise - A Minnesota State career and education resource.
  • TypeFocus - TypeFocus: personality assessment.
  • GPS LifePlan - This site focuses on five areas of College Student Development: Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal.

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Career Exploration Course

Normandale offers CCD1170 Career Exploration (1 credit) in  to help you begin the career exploration process. In this class, you'll take a variety of assessments and inventories to learn about your interests, values, personality, and skills. Discover how they can relate to your choice of a college major and career, and learn about what options are available to you. 

Questions? Contact counslor Kristen Cooper (, 952-358-8807). 

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Career Counseling

You are encouraged to set up an appointment with a counselor for career planning and decision making assistance. Counselors can meet with you individually, and recommend specific career assessments to meet your needs. They can also lead you through the career exploration process, review your resume, and help practice interviewing.

Counselors can also help you explore what you can do with different majors and programs - the key is to find a major that fits your interests. 

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Search for Jobs

Students looking for opportunities on campus should go to the student jobs website for postings.

Students looking for opportunities off campus should go to College Central Network

    • Students, 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 resume 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.

 Other resources include: 

  • CAREERWise - Minnesota Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge
  • MinnesotaWorks - An online job bank for job seekers and employers in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Careers - Employment and careers sit for the State of Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Workforce Centers - Minnesota's Department of Employee and Economics Development provides online job listings, job search data tools, and many other tips. 

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Employer Resources

Finding the right candidates starts at Normandale! Normandale uses College Central Network as its official Internship and Job Searching service. You can create an account with Normandale Community College and recruit only Normandale students, or you have the option to create one account with the Minnesota State Career Hub to access 14 Minnesota State schools via Career Hub. Once you create a Career Hub account, you can access Normandale student and alumni and many more colleges within the Minnesota State system.

If you would like to ONLY access Normandale students and alumni, create your account and post opportunities here. This site will NOT work with the Career Hub. You must register your organization (create an account) prior to accessing these services. Once your registration is reviewed, if it is approved you will receive an email which includes a link to your account. 

If you would like to post a flier with your available positions:

The flier should be 8.5 x 11, and include the following information. 

  • Tear-offs with your name and phone number
  • A job description with pay scale or range
  • Your name, address and contact information

Drop off the flier to the Advising and Counseling Department on the first floor of the Partnership Center (P0806), or email a Word or PDF document to

Employers may recruit on campus within the Kopp Student Center (only if approved) Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is a $60 fee. We supply one table and chairs as needed. You should bring a small tabletop display and one or two casually dressed recruiters.

E-mail with your name, phone number and dates you want to come on-campus to recruit, and we will get back to you with availability and a confirmation.

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Contact us

We are located in the Advising and Counseling Department on the first floor of the Partnership Center (P0806).  If you are a student, please stop by to schedule a career assessment or counseling appointment or call 952-358-8261. If you are an employer with questions about recruitment and would like to discuss options with our office, call 952-358-8628 or email

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