Learning About Yourself
- Interests – Interests are what you like to do and what you like to learn about.
- Skills – Skills are what you are good at and have some natural abilities.
- Values – Values are what is important to you both in your life and in your future work.
- Personality – Personality is what you are like when you are completely “yourself”. You get more energy for work, when you are using your own preferences.
Take a Career Assessment
This is a website that has an interest inventory career assessment you can do on your own. It also has career information and tools to help you build a resume.
This is a website that includes FREE career assessments you can do on your own. It also has career information and tools to help you build a resume. You do not need to log in to use this website.
Road Trip Nation hit the road to get advice from people who'd found fulfilling work. They made video interviews with people from all kinds of industries. Their wisdom taught us there's no "right" way to build a career—that there were actually endless unique paths we could take forward. This website includes those videos and many other great career exploration tools.
This website has multiple types of career assessments including a skill assessment that can help you find potential jobs based on what you do well, or could learn to do well. It also has a career database you can search to learn more about potential careers. To use this website you need to sign-in using the Mt. SAC site ID. Watch this video for an example of how to use Eureka.
Meet with a Counselor
Take a Career Exploration Course or Workshop
Taking a career exploration course gives you a chance to take multiple career assessments and helps you understand how to use them to choose a good career for you. Students appreciate the structure of a course in going through the career exploration process. They also appreciate that they are able to earn units towards their educational goal.
3 units, (Degree Applicable, CSU) Meets Category E general education requirement for CSU
GE pattern and Mt. SAC AA/AS GE pattern
Description: A systematic approach to self-exploration related to the career and life planning process, including identification of values, interests, skills, and self-management style. Develop decision making and goal setting skills and identify barriers to success. Explores and evaluates careers and job search techniques.
1 unit (Degree Applicable, CSU) Elective credit for associates degree or transfer to a CSU
Description: Introductory career planning course designed for students who want assistance in making informed career decisions. A variety of assessments, inventories, and computer-generated information will be used to help students explore careers and majors.
This is an in-person workshop with a counselor and a small group of students. We will be using a career assessment to help you identify a major goal that is a good fit for you.