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Career Services
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We provide a number of services to assist you in decision making and career planning. If you are pursuing an Associate in Applied Science and or a diploma program, we encourage you to participate in the Work-Based Learning program to enhance your training and job search. COA has a good reputation among employers in the Albemarle area and Hampton Roads. The college's Fact Book contains a Graduate Follow-up Survey that demonstrats the success of COA graduates.

Career Planning

Career planning involves learning about yourself, exploring different careers, and understanding how to use tools and resources that can help you find your "Niche," the best career fit for your unique talents, abilities, skills, personality, interests, and values. An advisor will assist you with this process by providing career education activities from assessment to networking. Career planning is a multiple-step process that takes varying amounts of time for different people. The extra time and effort you take now could pay off in a life-time of job satisfaction and income later.

If you are undecided about your major, your future, or you are making a career change, contact one of our advisors and or use the links below to begin your career search.  The college also maintains career centers on Elizabeth City (AE 125) and Dare Campus (DC 226) with resources to assist you in your career search.

Career Tools

CFNC.org provides a free comprehensive career-planning site that matches your personality, interests, values and abilities with over 900 careers. Download and print the CFNC Career Assessment Guide: CFNC_help.pdf

CareerOneStop is your source for employment information and inspiration. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. With links to ONET and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning at College of The Albemarle is the best way to get experience in your field of study and earn college credit.

Local Career Centers

Pasquotank County 
422 McArthur Street 
Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Chowan County
800 N Oakum St., Building 3 Room 300 
Edenton, NC 27932 

Dare County 
2522 S. Croatan HighwayMilepost 10.5 PO Box 757 
Nags Head, NC 27959 

Online Career Resources

NCWorks Online - A great link to employment opportunities.
DisabilityInfo.gov - Site covers a variety of topics related to employment of people with disabilities.
NC State Summer Internships - Gain essential work experience, improve your résumé, and get paid!
USA Government Jobs -Your one stop source for federal jobs and employment information. Hampton Roads employs over 50,000 government workers.
How to Get a Federal Government Job - Make sure you use this excellent resource.
Backgroundcheck.org - Learn more about background checks and how to protect your reputation online
Glassdoor.com - Research careers, companies and salaries.
LinkedIn.com - Sign up to use the #1 professional networking site. Develop a FToprofile and start networking and searching for a career today!
SnagaJob.com - Find a part-time or summer job.

Career Advisors

Elizabeth City Campus
Cherrie Boyce
Office: AE 133
(252) 335-0821 x 2281

Pauline Younger
Office: AE 138
(252) 335-0821 x 2277

Dare County Campus
Katie Cross
Office DAR1 109
(252) 473-2264 x 222

Edenton-Chowan Campus
Maria Ore
(252) 482-7900 x 6016

Currituck Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center
Martha Johnson
Thursdays 2-5

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