Career Services

Career Services offers resources, events, and programs on campus to further the educational and career goals of students and alumni. 

  • Preparing for your job and internship search
  • Developing personal and professional skills to help you succeed
  • Creating pathways to successful career planning

Advisors and staff are available to assist you with many other needs, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! For more information, schedule an appointment with Nathalie Riojas, Employment Advisor, by calling 210-486-3121 or by emailing

Academic and Career Exploration Resources

Career Coach: Find a career by knowing current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Also, build a resume with the free resume builder!

My Alamo Career: Career and education training come together in one place with online tools to assist in achieving your goals.

Learning Express - Job & Career Accelerator: Browse career information, find tools to get hired, build a resume, and search for jobs and internships from a national database.

Big Future Career Browser: Browse academic and career profiles by categories, keyword, or interest.

Texas H.O.T. Jobs: Search for health-related career info specific to Texas.

Texas Reality Check: Use one of three methods to compare occupations, lifestyles, and salary goals to find recommended careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: This guide includes career information for hundreds of occupations!

O-Net Online: This site is the nation's primary source for occupational information. 

LearnHowtoBecome.Org: This site uses expert-driven content to offer a comprehensive guide to begin, further, or change your career path.

Education and Career Planning

Focus 2 is an online tool that lets you plan out your educational goals and explore career options.

  • Explore majors based on personality self-assessments
  • Research careers associated with specific majors
  • Compare multiple occupations at once
  • Learn important industry data and facts
  • Create a personal Action Plan and Career Portfolio

Create your profile today! Use the Palo Alto College access code: palomino  

Jobs and Internships


Palo Alto College has partnered with Handshake, a platform designed to help guide students through their career search journey. Create your profile to find jobs that are right for you, search through job roles based on your interests, and discover new career possibilities.


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Before you start your job search, you need to be prepared. Things to do:

  • Create/edit resumes, cover letters, and other documents needed for the application process. 
  • Create a list of three to six references. Don’t forget to ask permission!
  • Make a check list: full-time or part-time? Do you have the skills to work in fast food, retail, manufacturing? Knowing and employer's wants and needs will help you search more efficiently.
  • Schedule a mock interview with your advisor! Practice makes perfect, and a practice interview is one way to help you make a great first impression.

Use these additional websites to widen your job search

  • Glassdoor: Allows you to search for jobs but also provides good information about salaries, interviews, and companies.
  • JobStar Central: Lets you search “all,” “what,” and “where.”
  • Indeed: Use this site to post your resume and search for openings by: company name, keyword/title, location.
  • Snagajob: Provides postings for full-time and part-time hourly jobs. You can search by location, category, industry, position, and even company!
  • Texas Internship Challenge: Provides an opportunity to search for internships by keyword and location across the state. It is a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Create a profile, upload your resume, and start finding your internships today!

Use these websites to find a great internship!

  • City of San Antonio - Student Internship Program: Link theory to practice, gain real world experience, and develop specialized skills while working in departments within the city’s organization.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU): Find internship opportunities, available scholarships, and job search.
  • Texas Internships: Find internship opportunities in a variety of industries all over Texas!
  • Identified by Forbes as a “Top 10 Career Website,” this site lets you search through over 70,000 openings by using keywords and location.
  • WayUp: Search for volunteer and paid internships by companies, cities, or categories. Sign up and create your profile to let recruiters find you!
Self-Assessment Tools

Keirsey Temperament Sorter: Take this assessment and find out if your personality is a guardian, idealist, rationalist, or artisan!

Jung Typology Test: This test is based on typological research on personality types. Once complete, you’ll know your four-letter type. Discover careers, find out which famous people share your type, and more!

Work Study

Work Study Programs are a great option for current students! In addition to multiple on-campus opportunities, the Alamo Colleges District offers community-based (off-campus) work-study jobs that allow students to work with employers in the community to gain real world work experience, ideally in your field of study.

Multiple positions are available. Only students who qualify for work study may apply. To check if you qualify, visit Student Financial Aid in the Palomino Center, Room 102.

To apply:

  • Visit
  • Select Work Study.
  • Select the appropriate institution or consider a position located in a community based organization.
  • Read the job description and instructions for applying.
  • For resume assistance, visit the S.H.A.R.E. Center to speak with the Nathalie Riojas, Employment Advisor, or schedule an appointment by emailing

Below is a list of some agencies that are eager to hire Alamo Colleges District students:

  • American Indians of Texas Association
  • Any Baby Can
  • Avance
  • Catholic Charities Services]
  • Children's Bereavement Center
  • Chromosome 18 Registry/ Research
  • City of San Antonio Public Library
  • Communities in Schools
  • Daughters Of Charity Services of San Antonio
  • Down Syndrome Association Texas
  • Family Service Association, Inc.
  • Girls Inc.
  • Good Samaritan Community Services
  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries
  • Mexican American Unity Council
  • Playhouse SA
  • San Antonio CAN High School
  • San Antonio Council on Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
  • San Antonio FoodBank
  • San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
  • SA Works
  • SAMMinistries
  • University Health System
  • YMCA
Student Employment Initiative

The Student Employment Initiative uses student employment as a high-impact practice to improve student engagement, learning, acquisition of transferable skills, and academic and career success. For additional resources, visit the Student Employee Initiative via AlamoExperience. 

Additionally, students may participate in a mentorship program called Palomino Grow, which is designed to help student employees make meaningful connections between the classroom and on-the-job skills. With guidance from the student employee’s supervisor, participants will learn how to make the connections to ultimately contribute to a student employee’s overall academic and social success. For more information about Palomino Grow, please contact the S.H.A.R.E. Center.