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.
Find help with your career choices and job search programs. Career and Pathways can offer support related to our services and other questions.
Dean: Kolleen Ostgaard
Admin. Asst.: Ana Lukawski
Supervisor: Breanne Holland
Phone: (916) 484-8492
Monday to Friday:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Welcome and Support Center Building.
A Job and Internship Platform for Students
Start your job or internship hunt at Handshake – a modern, easy-to-use platform where students and alumni can find full-time and part-time internships and jobs, as well as volunteer opportunities.
On Handshake, you can schedule advising appointments, connect with employers, register for events, and more! Log in to your Handshake using your Los Rios student ID and password.
Calendar of Events
Free Career Resources
OnwardCA is a one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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.