Career Exploration

Career Exploration / Undecided Majors  

Career exploration is a combination of learning about your personality and interests to find the perfect career field that fits you!  Explore as much as possible about a career field before a final decision is made.  Service learning, internships, volunteering, "shadow learning" and summer jobs in your chosen field will help one make a more informed decision. Interview people who work in the field, ask to spend a day with someone in the career field you are considering, or talk extensively with professors who teach in the major related to your career field.  

 

Assessments

    1. FOCUS - A self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students.  Access Focus 2 to register and start the tool.  Access code: ranger
         
    2. Jung Typology Test -  http://humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp 

    3. Explore your personality type with the TypeFinder® series!  Assessments are based on the theory of sixteen personality types originally developed by Isabel Briggs Myers. 

Research

Below you will find a combination of career assessments and online resources.   Many resources are online, such as the Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center and the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Do you feel entitled to a job once you have completed you education?  Take a look at a few things that your employer will feel entitled to as well, in this video

Career Coach:

A user-friendly web-based tool, that provides real, local data about hiring trends, salary ranges, and the Alamo College programs which will get you to your intended career.

Career Finder: 

Explore the 6 Alamo Institutes, plan your career path and find additional information on Admissions

Virtual Career and Job Placement Center: 

Career and Education planning with multiple links to career resources

 The O*NET OnLine program :

The nation's primary source of occupational information.  The database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors!  

Glassdoor for Students:

A free job search resource customized to meet the specific needs of college students!  Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reportsinterview reviews and questions, office photos and more.

Career Coach: 

A user-friendly web-based tool, that provides real, local data about hiring trends, salary ranges, and the Alamo College programs which will get you to your intended career: http://www.emsicareercoach.alamo.edu/

Indeed: 

Enables you to search jobs posted on 1,000's of websites and apply directly to some positions.  Have a resume ready and visit Indeed to apply to numerous positions quickly. 

Planning to be a Doctor? 
Doctorly.org provides detailed career pathways to the following professions: Physician, Psychiatry, Dentistry, Veterinarian, Pharmacist, Chiropractor.  

Additional List of Career Resources  

Make sure to keep up with graduation and commencement deadlines.  
Remember the difference: Graduation is a two step process where you inform the college that you have successfully and officially completed all requirements to graduate, so that you may receive your diploma.  Commencement refers to the ceremony celebration where you walk the stage.  You must meet the eligibility criteria to graduate and participate in the Commencement ceremony. 

Are our discussions confidential?

Yes, career counseling appointments are confidential.  Career-related issues can be sensitive, and an appointment is a safe place to address these concerns. 

The links on this page are designed to help students, alumni, employers, faculty, staff and our community navigate to obtain information on Career Exploration;  Career Library Resources; Career Exploration; Assessment, and Development; Career and Job Events; Faculty and Staff Resources; Student and Alumni Employment Opportunities; Employer Listings; and Employability Skills Development.