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Career Discovery

At Delta, you will find the services you need to help choose the perfect career field to get you to your dream job.

Not sure what career is right for you? Need help creating a plan for your future? Looking to gain experience in your career field? Nearing graduation and ready to search for that perfect job? Delta College counselors are ready to help at every step along the way.

Counselor working with student

Learn about yourself

Do you know who you want to be when you’re ready to start your career? Each of us thinks we know but the reality is that most of us are unsure. The more you know about yourself the better prepared you will be to identify a path here at Delta that is right for you. Before making any big decisions, we have tools that can help guide you along the way.

FOCUS 2 is an online career and education planning system for helping you choose a major, build your career goals, and learn job information. Create a new account using your official account and access code: delta


Decide your path

You have learned about yourself and have researched the job market now it’s time to identify how much education you will need for your career path. And, we can help with that, too! Is it a short term training, certificate, associate degree or ultimately transferring for a bachelor degree or beyond? 

  • What can I do with a major?
    Explore any major area of study that interests you using Focus2 software (access code: delta).
  • Career videos
    Explore videos on hundreds of different careers.
  • Explore Delta's Programs 
    Delta has more than 140 programs to choose from. One’s perfect for you.
  • Transfer agreements 
    Here's a list of the colleges and universities that have agreements and general education transfer guides with Delta College.
  • Apprenticeships 
    Get the required trade-related instruction you need to upgrade your skills in industrial trades and maintenance.

Research the Job Market

Once you know which direction you want to head in, it's time to see how you fit in tomorrow’s job market. We can help you by providing tools for researching job titles, salary and skills. Start exploring now!

Prepare & find a job

You have narrowed down your career path and are ready to start preparing yourself for the job market.  With the right tools you can make great strides on meeting those goals. 

  • Career One Stop
    Identify companies that may be hiring in your field and prepare to apply for jobs by creating an awesome résumé and cover letter.
  • Career Coach
    Learn about potential growth of businesses and industries and research local salaries.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics  
    If you are planning on living somewhere outside of Mid-Michigan, use this US Department of Labor website to see national data.
  • LinkedIn
    Improve your social media status.
  • Big Interview
    Practice for interviews by using online mock interview software.
  • Delta’s Closet
    Dress for success! Find gently used, professional clothing in Delta’s Closet.

Search the Job Board

Whether you are seeking employment while in school, or already graduated and seeking professional employment in your field, we have the tools that can help you. Employers today are looking for employees with both academic and employment related skills. Now is the time to gain experience related to your career goals or find a permanent job.

On-campus student jobs

Working on campus means your job is just a short walk from whichever campus wing you're in. Office and departments will work to accommodate your work schedule with your class schedule and other responsibilities. 


Jobs in our community

College Central logoDelta College uses College Central Network as its off-campus job posting service. The exclusive site can be accessed anytime.

College Central

  • 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 résumé and career portfolio to make available to employers.
  • Access our events calendar, plus career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos and more.
  • Make an appointment to meet with a Delta College counselor.
  • Employers, search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.

Be sure to complete the profile information so you will receive notifications when jobs fit your interest.

Did you get hired? 

Once you are hired, please make sure to report back to us.


Most people change jobs every 4½ years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduation Cap

83% of Delta's graduates from the past five years live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

35 percent

A person with an associate’s degree in the Great Lakes Bay Region makes 35% more than someone with a high school diploma. That’s an average salary of $41,300.

Monica Corriveau

"I was able to get one of my first jobs through Delta's Career Development office. I’m a shy person and their mock interviews really helped me prepare for the job interview."

Monica Corriveau
Delta College Graduate, Northwood 3+1 program