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Services Overview

Take Advantage of the Career Center's Resources 

The Career Center at American River College offers an outstanding array of free resources to assist you in planning for college, choosing career options, preparing for employment and researching current job openings.

CAREER WORKSHOPS:

Attend monthly career workshops on résumé development/cover letters, interview techniques - and other work and career related topics. During the fall and spring semesters the Career Center offers two career counseling workshops each month. All workshops are free.

CAREER ASSESSMENTS:

Easy-to-use and quick questionnaire inventories that assess occupational interests using Internet and/or software programs.

Access the latest information about careers, occupations, and employment trends.

Jung Typology Test:   This test is based on Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers typological approach to personality. Please bring your results to the Career Center and pick up printed information based on your personality profile. Or you can take this 10-15 minute test at the Career Center on a drop-in basis.

Eureka: Includes three assessments -True Colors, MicroSkills, and Occ-U-Sort. In addition to these assessments, Eureka also is a computer library with over 800 job descriptions, programs of study and state and national colleges. Contact the Career Center for the site ID code to set up a new account. Main line: (916) 484-8492.


RESUME CRITIQUING:

Available by appointment with a résumé development expert from our Career Center staff.


CAREER EVENTS:

Each semester employment-related events are sponsored by the Career Center. The events offer information related to specific careers and employment trends. Community and business organizations, from the Sacramento region, are invited to share valuable information to assist students with employment and career opportunities.


CAREER COUNSELING:

Career Counseling is available to currently enrolled ARC students who need assistance choosing a major and making informed decisions about their future careers. If you are frustrated trying to decide a career, career counseling can provide guidance and support as you explore, learn about yourself, and take action. Call (916) 484-8492 for an appointment.


JOB SEARCH SERVICES:

Students l Alumni l Employers

The new Los Rios Internships & Career Services (LINCS) system is an online service where students and alumni can upload résumés and search for a variety of jobs. Employers can post jobs and review résumés. For questions about using the system, contact the Career Center at 484-8492. Be cautious of employers who post SCAM jobs. Some are looking for a personal assistant while they are out of the country. Do not contact these employers.

Internet addresses is also available for job searches.


CAREER FAIR:

INTERNSHIP AND WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM:

Open to all students. Students can earn up to 4 units while gaining work experience in their field. New Location:  ARC Portable Village, Room 608. Call 916-484-8182 for more information.
More information available at: https://wexp.losrios.edu/


CAREER CENTER:

The Career Center is located in the Student Services Building.  All services are provided at no charge.  Call (916) 484-8492 for additional information.