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Annette Hedderly works with Kaleb Nichols in the new career center.

Temple College is now offering a new service for its students – career counseling. The counseling is available both in person and online.

Students who would like to visit with a career counselor in person may come to Room 119 in the Instructional Services Center (ISC) on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-6 p.m.

Annette Hedderly, a retired teacher, is serving as the new career coach. She is available to help students with cover letters, resumes and/or career searches.

Hedderly previously worked at the college’s Writing Center for seven years. “I love working with students,” she said. “I helped a lot of them write resumes and cover letters when I was working in the Writing Center.”

Business major Mandy Pineda was one of the first students to visit the new career center. Pineda is hoping to land a job with an accounting firm in Temple, and wanted help polishing her resume and preparing for an interview. Hedderly made some suggestions to improve her resume and also showed her how to format a cover letter.

Kaleb Nichols was also one of the first students who came to the center. He is interested in engineering, but not sure which specialty within the field he wants to pursue. Nichols planned to take advantage of the online career assessment tool that is available to Temple College students as part of the new service.

“With the cost of attending college so high these days, students really need to know what they want to do with their degrees,” Hedderly said.

Students may also get assistance from Hedderly by writing TCcareercoach@templejc.edu.