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Career Services - Career Planning

Focus 2 Career is free tool to help students prepare for career readiness.

Students Planning their Career with the help of an instructorFocus 2 Career Planning System

Get started in your educational and career planning with Focus 2.

Focus 2 is a FREE online, self-guided career-planning assessment tool that can help you make good career decisions. The right decision could save you time and money while planning your career.


Start thinking about your career – Career Readiness

  • Think about your career and educational goals
  • Identify your academic strengths
  • Examine your career planning status and personal development needs

Learn something about yourself – Self Assessment

  • Consider who you are: your work interests, skills, values, personality and leisure interests
  • Research any career – Explore the possibilities
  • Search careers by occupation and industry
  • Explore “What can you do with a major in…at Catawba Valley Community College?”
  • Explore occupations associated with any major area of study

Create an action plan – Create a plan to achieve your objectives

  • Build your action plan

Tie it all together

  • Create your career portfolio

Connect yourself to resources

  • Connect to recommended tools and websites


To schedule a career counseling appointment, please contact the Career Center at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4690 or email

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How do I get started on Focus 2?

New Users

  1. Create a new account using the CVCC access code: red hawks.
  2. When you initially register to use Focus 2, you will create a User Name and password.
  3. Please write down this information and remember the login information for future use.


register your account

Returning Users

  1. Log in using your User Name and password.
  2. Once you are logged in, begin with the Career Readiness section and continue completing each section until you complete the Personal Portfolio section. Make sure to save your progress before you exit.
  3. Print your completed portfolio/report and schedule an appointment with the Career Counselor to discuss your results and your career plans.


Login to your account


» Focus 2 Satisfaction Survey

Thank you for participating in the CVCC Career Services and Focus 2 To better serve our students, please take a moment to complete a brief survey relating to Focus 2.Be sure to provide specific comments and suggestions, so we know how to better serve you and other students.


Questions? Contact the Career Center at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4690 or