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Career Exploration

The Career and Job Placement Coordinator is available to help students make the transition from college to career. You are invited to make an appointment to discuss and explore various career options and also to plan your job search, prepare a resume, and identify job opportunities that are aligned for your career goals.

The Career Center is following suit with the CA Community College Chancellor’s Office as well as the State and federal Departments of Education and taking a more active and holistic approach to career and job readiness. Thus we’re addressing issues that affect job seekers’ ability to attain employment. Please feel free to use these resources and to visit the site links referenced.


Searching for a Job/Internship? Need an appointment with the Career Center?
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What Can I Do With This Major?

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Discover career options and explore new paths with this website!

https://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major


EUREKA – Career Assessments and Exploration

Not sure what direction you are headed? Eureka can help!
Eureka Logo, Cartoon drawing of miner hunched over panning for gold with text in white, Eureka, then below, text in yellow or gold, A Goldmine of Career Information.Try some online career assessments to help understand your skills, interests, values and personality. Then use that information to explore careers and understand what education you need to pursue.

https://www.eureka.org/

Contact the Career Center for log-in access.
Office: 707-864-7124
careercenter@solano.edu


Career Coach

https://ccc.emsicc.com/

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Not sure about your major? Wanting to explore careers and learn about Solano CC programs? Check out Career Coach! Take an interest assessment, read about careers and see the specific programs at https://ccc.emsicc.com/


Road Map to Careers

https://roadtripnation.com/edu/solano

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Discover how the things you like can connect you to a rewarding career you’ll love. Drawing from Roadtrip Nation’s library of thousands of candid video interviews with professionals from all walks of life, Roadmap to Careers showcases real stories of the struggles and successes you might encounter on your road to a fulfilling career - and equips you with the tools you’ll need to take your first steps to build a livelihood that's true to who you are.

Instructions for accessing Roadmap to Careers:

  • Go to the Solano Roadtrip Nation Page
  • Click on “Create Account”, fill in all required fields and create a username and password to return to this site.
  • After creating an account, you will be taken directly to a page to fill out their membership status. This is the page where you will input the provided membership code SOLANO19 (Your code will be valid through 11/1/2021) listed above in order to gain full access to our career exploration tools and leader videos.
  • Please ensure they click "Go!" so the membership code is processed to your account. If you click "getting started" it will not save your membership code.
  • If you already have an account, log in and go to "Account Settings" in the top right corner, click "Membership", and add the according membership code.

Road Trip Nation Documentary – Community Driven

This documentary Community Driven follows three California community college students as they travel across the state to sit down with California’s changemakers and community college alumni, and hear what’s possible for their futures.

This one hour documentary highlights:

  • 20-year-old Melina from MiraCosta College is a DACA student wrestling with her identity—and her future—in the present social climate.
  • 26-year-old Rodney speaks to how Orange Coast College let him leave a tough neighborhood behind, and start channeling his pain and frustration into social change.
  • 19-year-old Summer is currently attending Modesto Junior College, but is starting to navigate the somewhat-intimidating task of transferring to a larger university.

O*NET Interest Profiler

This assessment will help users:

For Veterans: You served your country. Now you’re ready for a new challenge. What do you want to do for a living?

https://www.mynextmove.org/vets/


Try this Five Step Decision Process to help you choose a career.

https://apps.3cmediasolutions.org/oei/modules/career/index.html


Career Resources and Toolkit

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/career-resource-center/


Interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) ?

The links below will introduce you to some of the resources for career, education and training pathways available locally and nationally:
http://www.ed.gov/stem

SCC has a program for those interested in STEM careers. Click on this link to learn more and to apply for the program: https://sites.google.com/site/scc21stemscholarship/


The following public domain links are also extremely useful in exploring various careers, as well as the labor market conditions pertaining to these careers.


Salary Surfer

http://salarysurfer.cccco.edu/Salary Surfer Logo, Green and Blue letters and waves
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

As students and their families make important decisions about investing their time and money in pursuing a college education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is making available for the first time comparative information about the earnings of recent graduates who received an award in a specific program area at California community colleges.


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U.S Department of Labor
http://online.onetcenter.org


Occupational Outlook Handbook

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U.S Department of Labor
http://www.bls.gov/ooh


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http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/


California Labor Market InformationEmployment Development Department (EDD) Logo, Blue text with yellow swish

State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD)
http://labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov


We also carry numerous hard copy books as reference at the Career Center. Come in and read books about resume writing, interviewing and general career exploration.

Additional Job Search Links


CalJOBs

California's Internet system for linking employer job listings and job seekersCal Jobs Logo, Orange letters and Blue shadow
http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/


State of California (State Job Openings)CA.gov logo, red CA and black .gov

http://jobs.ca.gov/


USAJOBS (Federal Job Openings)USA Jobs logo, white letters with red background

The official Job Site of the US Federal Government
http://www.usajobs.gov/
http://gogovernment.org/


Multipurpose (General Job Search)Glassdoor Logo, green letters on grey background

www.glassdoor.com


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www.MonsterTrak.com


Looking for Training & Educational Options?

Here’s a great link that will list all the programs that the California Community Colleges offer.

You can search majors by college, or see what majors each and every college has to offer.

California Community Colleges Logo, Dark blue circular background, around edge circular text California Community College, inside is their Logo, a big yellow C. Choosing your career - 5 minute video

Assist.org Logo, square dark blue background with white letters and red arched arrow aboveAnd last but not least; outgrown the community college? Looking to transfer to a CSU UC Campus? Want to explore majors and transfer requirements? Look no further than “ASSIST” in your quest to further your education. http://www.assist.org


Contact the Career Center for log-in access.
Office: 707-864-7124
careercenter@solano.edu