So, you’ve got that degree or certificate. Now what?

Landing a job in your field may be easier than you think. And TCC has resources to help you!

“People come to TCC to get jobs and they need employment even while they are here,” said Babi Brock, Career Services Center manager. “Our goal is to make sure students are successful with their job searches and that they are prepared with all that they need for those important interviews.”

Babi Brock with TCC students Shai Bruno and Mahogany Brown.

Resume writing assistance and “mock” interviews

The first step is to develop a polished resume and cover letter. TCC’s Career Services Center offers appointments and staff are there to help you present your education and experience in the best light.

One-on-one resume writing assistance is available by calling 757-822-7228. You can also have your resume reviewed by a staff member by emailing Brock at bbrock@tcc.edu.

Staff can also help you prepare for those important job interviews by conducting “mock” interviews with you in-person or via Zoom.

TCC student Buff Okigbo learning about available jobs with Brock in the Career Services Center.

TCC’s College Central Network

Next, visit TCC’s College Central Network (CCN). This free, web-based tool is designed to help students, alumni and community members connect with employers looking to fill a wide range of jobs.

All you have to do is register to be a user and then you can browse open positions, upload a resume, and create a shareable portfolio to showcase examples of your work to employers. Other resources in CCN include career advice podcasts, notices about posted positions, upcoming events and additional services.

Additionally, career services staff are presenting a variety of career development and job readiness workshops this summer. For more information, check out the events tab on the College Central Network.

Resources for jobs

If you’re still not sure what you want to do, the college has a Career Coach Tool to match your degree or certificate, along with your interests with career fields.

TCC’s Career Services Center is located in the Virginia Beach Campus Student Center on the second floor. The center has computers and fax machines you can use in your job search, along with information on job opportunities and resource guides.

Making important connections

Career Services Center staff work with employers to offer a variety of on-campus recruitment events, including information sessions, individual hiring events, career fairs and career days.

Brock added, “On the other side, we have employers who come to us looking for people to fill roles within their companies. We want to help them by connecting them to our students who are well prepared for work in their fields.”


Remember to also talk with your professors as they have contacts in your fields of study and can often provide you with a reference.

For more information about TCC’s Career Services visit here. Or contact Babi Brock at bbrock@tcc.edu.