Prepare for a Career
Explore Your Career Options
We provide resources and guidance to help students research careers, gain work experience, earn credit for internships, and hone their professional development skills, including resume writing. We also maintain up-to-date online resources, provide individual assistance, facilitate workshops, and host on-campus events.
To get started on researching careers that best fit your interests, skills and/or experience, consider using the following resources and/or reaching out to a counselor who can help you explore your interests and career goals in more depth.
Find regional labor market information. Explore occupations/career options, wages, and employment projections. You can also view related job postings, and find out what programs we offer that relate to your interest area(s). Use our Career Coach Worksheet.
Explore, plan, and prepare for a career using the tools and personalized pathway recommendations. This resource is specifically for anyone planning to work in California.
Browse career information by academic topic to learn about different industries, career options, median salary, and the type of education and skills they recommend.
Learn from leaders in a variety of industries. Watch their video interviews as they engage in honest and transparent conversations about their struggles and successes on their career path. Find tips on how to start planning your own career journey.
Review national labor market information and find a variety of occupations by category, such as bright outlook and green economy sector. Learn about occupations that fit your interests, training, skills and experience.
Being prepared is the best way to gain confidence in seeking a job and presenting yourself in the most professional manner possible. Consider using the following resources to prepare.
Use the video lesson series to learn and practice 21st Century skills needed for college and career success.
Use our guide to find meaningful work, lead a strategic job search, create an unforgettable resume and cover letter, and conduct a memorable interview.
Find contact information for local agencies that provide career and employment services.
Gain Career Experience
If you’re looking to find a job and/or gain work experience in your chosen field, consider using the following resources to help you explore your options.
Find full-time, part-time, internships, on-campus and volunteer opportunities available to AVѧԺ students and alumni. Connect with professionals for mentoring and career experience. Gain valuable career advice through podcasts and videos. Learn more on the College Central Network handout.
Subscribe to receive job leads, learn about job fairs, and connect with hiring managers at Job Connections events in the area.
Gain strategies for how to learn about careers and build relationships with industry professionals.
Find full-time, part-time, internships, on-campus and earn college credit through an internship.
Search millions of jobs online, post your resume, read company reviews, and find job seeker tips and advice.
Learn more about Work-Study, CalWORKS, and on-campus jobs at AVѧԺ. All student employment is through the Financial Aid Office.