Career Planning & Counseling Center

  • The Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC) is staffed by counselors and a Student Career Development Coordinator. It is the go-to site for students seeking support in their career planning and choosing of a major.

    The CPCC is also the go-to site for students seeking  personal counseling services and referrals on concerns related to depression, anxiety, suicide, stress management, eating disorders, and addiction.

    The CPCC counselors also teach Human Development courses on topics such as College Success and Career and Life Planning as well as offering various resources, including classroom presentations and workshops to faculty.

    Please note that the CPCC will be closed the following date: Monday, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    The CPCC has limited counseling services available during finals week and non-instructional breaks (e.g., winter and spring break)

    Our staff is committed to social equity and non-discrimination with providing a safe, welcoming environment for all students: Equal Opportunity: Culture of Respect

  • Contact Us!

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    Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC)
    Gresham Campus, Room AC1152
    Phone: 503-491-7432
    Email: mhcareer@mhcc.edu

    Schedule a career services appointment

    Schedule a personal counseling appointment

    If urgent care or crisis response is needed, please do not email and contact the CPCC front desk at 503-491-7432 during normal business hours and/or call Public Safety at 503-491-7911 or 911.

    Regular CPCC Service Hours
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Due to concerns about COVID-19 spreading through large group gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our career fair, originally scheduled for April 23. While this was a tough decision to make for MHCC, we felt it was most appropriate to prioritize public health concerns. The well-being of our community is central to our mission and a large gathering at this time is not advised by state and local authorities. More information around refunds and planning for our Fall fair will be available in the days and weeks ahead.

    Please reach out with any questions or concerns regarding the event cancellation to Jennifer McNeil: 503-491-7526 or jennifer.mcneil@mhcc.edu.

    Meet the Staff

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    Career Planning

    If a student needs help with identifying programs related to a major or career path, reviewing a resume, or creating a career development plan, the CPCC provides career counseling, assessments, online resources, and onsite career fairs to assist students in pursuing or progressing with a satisfying career.

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    Human Development

    The CPCC offers college-credit courses within Human Development that cover college success, career and life planning, scholarship success, and transferring to a four-year college or university.

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    Personal Counseling

    If a student needs support in discussing academic or personal concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, dealing with a failing grade, stress management, or suicide), the CPCC provides free, confidential and professional counseling services and referrals.

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    Reporting a Student of Concern

    If there is a concern about the well-being, safety, and health of a student, the Care Report is the form used to inform the CPCC counselors and Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (BITA) team.

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    Employer Recruitment

    If you’re an employer seeking opportunities to partner and recruit from our community of students, the CPCC has an active online and physical job board, career fairs, and customized onsite recruitment events.

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    Student Employment/Work Study

    The mission of the MHCC Student Employment Office is to promote student success and persistence by offering valuable educational work experiences.