About Our Services

Dakota County Technical College has partnered exclusively with College Central Network® to power its career management platform for its Career Services Office.

College Central Network is a robust career platform designed to provide job seekers with employment opportunities and career development resources, while providing a pipeline of new talent to business and industry. It features opportunities for part-time jobs, internships, and full-time employment, making the job search experience easier and more productive for you.

The platform also provides a quick, easy way to sign up for career fairs, workshops, résumé reviews, and appointments with Career Services staff. You'll find great job and internship opportunities here, as well as relevant career advice resources, including the award-winning College Central Podcast featuring over 125 quick dives into specific career related topics. Plus, you'll have access to the Job Agent, which automatically matches job opportunities to your unique profile.

To date, over six million jobs have been posted by more than two million employers, who are recruiting candidates through the Network—their one-stop shop for recruiting!

For Students

You must register with College Central Network (CCN) to use our services.

Please use your STAR ID (computer login format with alphabet letters at beginning and end of a number) for your Login User ID.

If you have already registered, sign in to begin using our services.

If you have any technical issues, please contact careerservices@dctc.edu for assistance. Before doing so, please give the site about 15 minutes and re-try, as there may be a temporary glitch, which does not happen often.

Once registered, you may:

  • Search for jobs posted exclusively to Dakota County Technical College; search the Jobs Central® national job board and the Intern Central® national internship board.
  • Build a résumé with Résumé Builder, or upload a résumé file to Resume Central® so you can apply directly to jobs and/or allow it to be searched by employers (if you so authorize). Your résumé will be reviewed by our office and must be approved before it can be sent to employers or submitted online to posted jobs.
  • Build an online portfolio in Career Portfolio Central® to support your résumé and demonstrate your best work to employers.
  • Review your job search history. Report offers/hires.
  • Receive emails about programs, services and job-related topics.
  • Gain access to announcements, upcoming events, career advice documents, career advice videos, podcasts, and career articles from over 125 authors.

For Alumni

You must register with College Central Network (CCN) to use our services.

If you have already registered, sign in to begin using our services.

Once registered, you may:

  • Search for jobs posted exclusively to Dakota County Technical College; search the Jobs Central® national job board and the Intern Central® national internship board.
  • Build a résumé with Résumé Builder, or upload a résumé file to Resume Central® so you can apply directly to jobs and/or allow it to be searched by employers (if you so authorize). Your résumé will be reviewed by our office and must be approved before it can be sent to employers or submitted online to posted jobs.
  • Build an online portfolio in Career Portfolio Central® to support your résumé and demonstrate your best work to employers.
  • Review your job search history. Report offers/hires.
  • Receive emails about programs, services and job-related topics.
  • Gain access to announcements, upcoming events, career advice documents, career advice videos, podcasts, and career articles from over 125 authors.

For Employers

Our online Employer Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You must register your organization with our office's recruitment website prior to accessing these services. Once your registration is reviewed, if it is approved you will receive an email which includes a link to activate your account.

If approved, depending on your access level, you will be able to use some or all of the services listed below:

  • Job Posting
    Post jobs targeted to Dakota County Technical College students, alumni.
  • Résumé Search
    Search résumés of our students, alumni.
  • Portfolio Search
    Search career portfolios that have been prepared by our students, alumni.

Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) has a vibrant campus near St. Paul, MN with domestic and international students that are active in Student Life activities including 6 intercollegiate varsity athletic teams. In 2015, the long-time TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program was renewed to 2020 with funding. Major themes are Business/Mgmt, Design, Health, and unique Industry/Tech careers.

DCTC has over 50 academic degree programs including Civil Engineering, Architectural Technology, Nanoscience, 3 popular IT majors, Nursing, (C)MA, Dental, and Sports. Employers overwhelmingly report they would hire more DCTC students.

The Career Services area partners with faculty to offer students and alumni fairs/events and programming activities to connect employers with promising, well-qualified candidates. We also encourage employers to post internship opportunities. On-campus tabling may be available to insitutions offering transfer options, military representatives, and some employers, although it varies with high demand and campus events.

Faculty are often open to site visits at employer organizations. On occasion, they may invite employers in for classroom visits and/or resume reviews in specific academic programs.

Our Foundation and Admissions team invite participation in pipeline development through working together to enhance enrollment and retention through Open House events, scholarships, and other opportunities.