Today marks Durham Tech’s in-person commencement for our 2020 and 2021 graduates. Every graduation represents a great achievement, and this group of graduates had a few more challenges in their path than your traditional graduates. (You know why. We won’t speak its name.)

The Main Campus Library display of resources for graduates and job seekers, including 101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again by James Reed, Entering the Real World by David Kramer, The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job, What Every Woman Needs to Know by Mishal Husain, Amazing Resumes, The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today's Aspiring Young Professional by James M. Citrin, Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss, The Elements of Resume Style by Scott Bennett, Successful Interviews in a Week, Best Resumes for College Students and New Graduates, 50 Ways to Get a Job by Dev Aujila, I Got My Job and So Can You by Pete Leibman, I Just Graduated: Now What? by Katherine Schwarzenegger

Whether you’re going into the workforce, transferring to another school to complete an additional degree, staying at Durham Tech to take additional classes towards additional degrees or certifications, or one of the many other options in front of you, we want to 1) let you know that you should be proud of yourself and 2) transitions can be as hard as they are exciting.

Keep reading for some Durham Tech resources both from the College to help you make your next moves!

Career Services

Durham Tech Career Services mobile homepage: Students and alumni can schedule virtual appointments with Career Counselors via Zoom.

Both current students and graduates have access to all Durham Tech Career Services resources.  

Looking to see what jobs are available? Check out College Central Network where local and regional employers post jobs exclusively for Durham Tech students and alumni.

Creating an account with College Central Network also allows students and graduates to: 

  • Easily search and apply to local and national full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities. 
  • Create and upload a resume and career portfolio for employers. 
  • Access free resume templates, career advice documents, podcasts, videos, and articles. 
  • Stay up to date to events happening at Durham Tech Career Services 

Individualized career appointments are also available virtually for now, but will be in-person again soon. Go to the Durham Tech Career Services page to find the “Make an Appointment” link in order to get one-on-one help with: 

  • Resume Reviews 
  • Mock Interviews 
  • Cover Letter Reviews 
  • Help with the Job and Internship Search 
  • Help with personal branding/LinkedIn 
  • Career Decision Making 

Career Services are free to all Durham Tech students and alumni.

Transfer Help

Durham Tech University Transfer/The Transfer Center mobile webpage

Need help figuring out how to apply and transfer to a four-year university? Check out the Durham Tech Transfer Center’s resources. Current students and alumni can make an appointment to discuss transfer options, get help with writing application letters, financial options for transfer, and get other university transfer-related advice. 

Alumni Networking

Durham Tech Alumni mobile webpage

Want to give back now that you’ve graduated and keep up with Durham Tech? Check out Durham Tech’s Alumni page and the volunteer opportunities available to all Durham Tech community members. Let us know how you’re doing by sharing your alumni success story. 

Getting Help

Sometimes finding help can be hard. If you find that you need counseling, food, housing, or other assistance after you are no longer a student, feel free to check out the wealth of community resources provided by our Student Wellness and Basic Needs coordinator.

Durham Tech Student Resources Document screenshot-- includes a link to the student support intake form, academic support, child care and support for parents, COVID-19 support, employment, financial assistance, food, health and wellness, housing, mental health and crisis support, technology