The next step in career planning is researching and exploring careers. Once you have done a thorough self-assessment, you are ready to identify some possible careers and to research them with the help of books and the Internet. In addition, job shadowing, part-time jobs, informational interviewing, and internships are activities that can provide you with first-hand information on specific careers that appeal to you.
Some helpful career Web sites:
If you wish to do your research at your local library, look for the call numbers 331.7 to 331.702 in the reference section or ask your librarian for help.
Print the Exploring Majors & Careers booklet for information on career interests and career research resources. You'll find many of the above website URL's, some additional websites and a list of questions to ask during an Informational Interview.
JJC Occupational Programs
JJC offers Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates that are designed to give the student workplace skills in a 2-year (full time) program. See the AAS page for more information.
COUN 110: Career and Lifestyle Planning
This 3-credit, transferable course will provide you with a systematic approach to career and lifestyle planning, and decision-making. This class is offered online as well as in a traditional classroom setting. Visit the class schedule to search for class times and locations.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN:
Working with Animals
Federal Careers (by college major)
Majoring in General Business, Accounting or Finance
Accounting Career Guide
Majoring in History