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This site has been developed to assist students, alumni, and the Contra Costa College community towards achieving their academic and career goals. Whether it is identifying a major or finding out what you can do with your major once you graduate- this website is a good place for you to start. If you have questions about what you discover, contact the counseling office to schedule appointment to meet one on one with a counselor (510) 215-3941 

Career Assessment

Interest Inventory:

Holland Code- Interest: Are you Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, or Conventional? Take this inventory and find out...You may be surprised with your results.

Personality Profiler:

Jung Personality Profile: If you ever wondered why you are the way you are... or better yet, why you work better with some people than with others...this may help you discover the answer to both questions. It may also provide ideas on how to work better with those who are different than ourselves.

 Academic Planning

  • Bay Area Career Guide Bay Area Career Guide is a free online resource to discover, understand and pursue hundreds of career and technical education (CTE) opportunities at San Francisco Bay Area’s 26 community colleges.
  • ASSIST This site helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses. It provides several paths you can take to learn about specific majors, requirements for majors, major preparation at community colleges, and transferring courses to the University of California or California State University.
  • Learning Style Survey for College -The  Learning Style Survey is designed to help you become a more successful student. It includes a short assessment to help you identify your learning style and a set of recommended learning strategies to help you study in a productive manner.
  • What Can I Do With This Major? Wondering how to connect majors to careers? Click on MAJORS of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose LINKS to find a list of websites that provide additional information. Select PRINTABLE for a PDF version.
    Understand that the areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and NOT a comprehensive list. Explore multiple majors to learn about a wide range of career opportunities.

Career Planning

  • ONET: O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, and researchers. Obtain current job descriptions for various industries, labor market trends, educational requirements, salary expectations and More!
  • Myplan: helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. Whether you’re deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this is the nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
  • California Career Zone: Explore your interests, skills and workplace values. Research "job families" and occupations. Find colleges based on majors and discover how much your education will cost. If you create a free account, you can save your results and also create resumes and more.
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