Career counselor at table with student and her assessments

Discover Your Path

Explore Majors and Careers

Choosing your major or career direction takes time and consideration. Whether you know where you're going or you're not sure where to start, the SBCC Career Center can help!

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Find Your Way

Resources With You, The Student, in Mind

Many at SBCC find their path by doing some personal assessment and career/major exploration online, with a counselor or with materials in the Career Center. Find answers to which occupational interest areas are the best fit for you, and what majors are practical in terms of finding a job that will support your desired lifestyle. 

  • Assessments can help you gain an understanding of your interests, values, strengths, preferences and personality type to help you identify occupations or a course of study that fits your particular profile. The Career Center offers a comprehensive assessment at minimal cost using Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventories and a followup individual session with a career counselor.  
    Find out how

  • Worksheets using the Holland Hexagram are available to help you Identify your interests that correspond to SBCC majors.

  • Link to SBCC's short-term majors and career-related occupations, wages, and outlooks to see if they are right for you. 

  • Personal Development courses allow you to develop and organize a program of courses, co-curricular activities and use of support services to achieve desired career training, educational goals, life management skills and leadership skills. Personal Development courses begin with PD in the list of classes.

  • Feel free to make an appointment with a career counselor on a drop-in or appointment basis to discuss major and career options. Career counseling is available for currently enrolled and prospective SBCC students.  

  • Are you 25 years or older, returning to college or here for the first time? Contact us to find out about our support services to help students like you feel comfortable on a college campus. 

Dig Further into Majors and Careers

  • Eureka
    Use this powerful interactive tool to explore majors, schools and careers. C
    reate your own account using the SBCC site ID code: VUOHNDU. 

    Be sure to check out some of the assessments, such as  "True Colors.""  

    You can also find comprehensive major overviews, including links to majors at UC and Cal State schools and see  "related majors" and  "related occupations," or explore by occupation areas of interest.


  • What Can I Do with This Major?
    Use this website we subscribe to from the University of Tennessee to connect majors to career areas. It includes information on specific types of employers and strategies be successful for each area.


  • Assist.org
    Gain information on majors and prerequisites for Cal State and UC campuses.

  • Career Zone
    This career exploration program has a focus on California. Particularly check out the "Explore Industry Sectors" section with helpful filters and videos, and the assessments under "Discover Possibilities" (e.g. skills, interests, and work importance profilers).

Gather Information Through Videos

 

Roadtrip Nation van

Discover how the things you like can connect you to a rewarding career you’ll love. Drawing from Roadtrip Nation’s library of thousands of candid video interviews with professionals from all walks of life. Roadmap to Careers showcases real stories of the struggles and successes you might encounter on your road to a fulfilling career - and equips you with the tools you’ll need to take your first steps to build a livelihood that’s true to who you are. To create an account, click the logo and use membership code SBCC2019.

Check out the Career Pathway videos with panels of individuals in various fields sharing highlights of what they do in their respective occupations and how they got to where they are! 

Career Center YouTube channel