Get College, Career, and Employment Help
Find the resources you need to choose a career, plan for college, prepare for employment, and research job openings. All of our services are free to current students.
Take workshops on resume writing and interview techniques each month. Have your resume reviewed by an expert. Take career assessments and enjoy events, career fairs, career counseling, and so much more.
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Free Career Resources
Attend monthly career workshops on resume development and cover letters, interview techniques, and other work and career topics. We offer two career counseling workshops each month during the fall and spring semesters (see our calendar). All workshops and resources at the center are free.
You can also attend career and employment events. We invite regional community and business organizations to share valuable information about employment and career opportunities.
Make sure to attend the career fair each semester. These fairs are major campus events with more than 45 participating employers, and many accept resumes. Career fairs are an excellent opportunity to network and explore career possibilities. You can get your resume critiqued before the career fair by scheduling an appointment with one of our staff members.
Career Fair - Save the Date
Our Spring 2020 Career Expo will be April 1st and 2nd, 10 am to 2 pm both days in the Student Center.
Our assessments can help you choose the career that’s right for you. Take easy and quick questionnaires to discover your interests. You can also access the latest information about careers, employment, and job trends.
The Focus 2 Career program is an online career assessment tool. If you do not have an account, you will need to create an account on this webpage. The site access code is beavers (all lower case,one word). If you already have an account, you can log into the program on this webpage.
Another option is Eureka, a website that includes three assessments: True Colors, MicroSkills, and Occ-U-Sort. Eureka also has a database with over 800 job descriptions, programs of study, and state and national colleges. You will need to use a site ID code - MZXBZOM - to set up a new account.
You can also take the Jung Typology Test, which is based on the Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers approach to personality. You can also drop in to take this 10-to-15-minute test at our office, or bring your results to our office and receive more information about your personality profile.
Make an appointment with a resume expert from our Career and Pathways staff.
If you are enrolled in 1 or more units for the spring or fall semesters at ARC, then you can see a career counselor.
Career counseling can help you choose a major and make informed career decisions. Receive guidance and support as you explore your options. Contact us for an appointment.
Tanyaluck Chotshirapan is a strong and passionate woman who aspires to be a physical therapy assistant. In 1999, she came to the United States from Thailand at the urging of her siblings to embark on a quest for independence. Despite loving her parents dearly, she was treated as weak because she had been sickly as a child. She realized that if she were ever to be free to make her own decisions, she would have to leave home.
In America, Tanya had a daughter and for a time, suffered from an abusive marriage. Fortunately, after a two-month stay in a domestic violence shelter, she found the courage to leave without turning back.
After leaving her situation, Tanya found the CalWORKs program. Even though she had a business degree from her country, she could not use the degree in America. So, she had to start all over at the age of 40 which would have been unheard of in Thailand.
Since coming to ARC, she has worked on campus, helped other students, and continues to gain skills for the workforce. She looks forward to becoming a physical therapy assistant, which will, in turn, help her support her daughter's dream of attending Stanford University one day.
Tanya will be taking classes in the physical therapy assistant program to feed her nurturing spirit and to achieve her dreams. Tanya is far from the weak woman her parents once perceived her to be. Tanya is absolutely masterful at creating her own happiness. Today, she states without hesitation, "I believe in myself, and I will make it!"