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Career Services

Career Planning

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) advisors offer career services to help you with decision making and career planning. The extra time and effort you take now can pay off with a lifetime of job satisfaction and income. Career planning involves learning about yourself, exploring different careers, and using tools and resources to help you find your niche — the best career fit for your unique talents, abilities, skills, personality, interests and values.

If you’re undecided about your major and your future, or you’re making a career change, contact an advisor and use the links below to begin your career search.

Career Services

CFNC offers a free career planning guide to help you match your personality, interests, values and abilities with over 900 careers.
Career One Stop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, offers employment information, inspiration and helpful tools for job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals, including links to ONET and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
COA’s WBL offers you a way to gain direct experience in your field of study while earning college credit. If you’re pursuing an Associate in Applied Science or a diploma program, we encourage you to participate in WBL to enhance your training and job search.

Pasquotank County

422 McArthur St
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Chowan County

118 Blades St
Edenton, NC 27932

Dare County

2522 S. Croatan Highway
Milepost 10.5
PO Box 757
Nags Head, NC 27959

Explore hundreds of career videos and career profiles through Virtual Job Shadow. This tool assists you with gaining a better understanding of various career options so you can choose the career that fits your goals and dreams.

  1. Visit Virtual Job Shadow, select “College of The Albemarle – Portal” and then choose the “New Account” link in the uppermost menu
  2. Enter the appropriate information into the fields
    • Username: your email address
    • Create a password
    • Check the confirmation email sent to your email address

NC Works Career Development Center

COA – Elizabeth City: AE Building

Visit the center to access career assessments, career guidance/counseling, resume assistance, interview skills, funding for training and job search assistance. Workshops will also be available at the center. The center is open to students and the public.

For more information, call NC Works at 252-331-4798 or Kelvin Brown at 252-335-0821 ext. 2243.

Day Hours
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – noon

NC Works is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. Dial 711 to place a free relay call in North Carolina.


  • Brown, Kelvin

  • Academic and Career Advisor

  • COA – Elizabeth City: Success Center

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2243