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Career Services
Student Resources

CA Career Café 
A virtual career center for California community college students and a good place to begin your exploration. 

Career Counseling 
One-on-one appointments with career and major experts. They can also administer and interpret career assessments (Meyers & Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory) for FREE. 

Career One Stop  
Career exploration, training and job tips for students, veterans, older-workers, laid-off workers, workers with disabilities, and workers with a felony record.

Career Tips/Resources
Handouts about how to apply for a job, how to write a resume, and how to write a cover letter, all with examples. 
Quick and easy local job searches, no log in or account required.

Start your internship search here.

Emerging Leaders 
Paid internships for college students and graduates with disabilities.

Join FREE to find assistance with careers, specialty occupations, self-discovery tools, assessments and more. On first page of site, go to brown "Member Log-In" box, click on "Join/Register" within that box, and use our CSM school code JXHLXRL to ensure the tools are free!

Learn How to Become 
Information about volunteering and careers for non-profits.

Meaningful Work and Recovery 
Mental Health America's webpage for workers with mental illness.
Helpful insight into career options by major.  

ONet Online
Vast information about careers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including necessary skills and traits, salary, and predicted future employment rates.

ONet Online Interest Profiler
Take ONet's interests assessment to see what careers would be best suited to you.
Perfect Interview™ 
"Simulated interview" experience similar to the real thing which records your responses for playback and improvement. Come use the Career Services computers if yours doesn't have a webcam. 

Salary Surfer  
Provides an estimate on the potential wages two and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines.

Training and employment for emancipated foster youth.

Veterans 2 Work 
Uses aptitude based hiring methods to connect veterans and businesses. 
Search local volunteer organizations by subject (animal rights, arts and culture...).

Workforce Recruitment Program 
For College Students with Disabilities, WRP connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.