Get College, Career, and Employment Help
Find the resources you need to choose a career, plan for college, prepare for employment, and research job openings. All of our services are free to current students.
Take workshops on resume writing and interview techniques each month. Have your resume reviewed by an expert. Take career assessments and enjoy events, career fairs, career counseling, and so much more.
Free Career Resources
Attend monthly career workshops on resume development and cover letters, interview techniques, and other work and career topics. We offer two career counseling workshops each month during the fall and spring semesters (see calendar below). All workshops and resources at the center are free.
You can also attend career and employment events. We invite regional community and business organizations to share valuable information about employment and career opportunities.
Make sure to attend the career fair each semester. These fairs are major campus events with more than 45 participating employers, and many accept resumes. Career fairs are an excellent opportunity to network and explore career possibilities. You can get your resume critiqued before the career fair by scheduling an appointment with one of our staff members.
Our assessments can help you choose the career that’s right for you. Take easy and quick questionnaires to discover your interests. You can also access the latest information about careers, employment, and job trends.
You can also take the Jung Typology Test, which is based on the Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers approach to personality. You can drop in to take this 10-to-15-minute test at our office. Or, bring your results to our office and receive more information about your personality profile.
Additionally, get access to Eureka, a website that includes three assessments: True Colors, MicroSkills, and Occ-U-Sort. Eureka also has a database with over 800 job descriptions, programs of study, and state and national colleges. Contact Career and Pathways for the site ID code to set up a new account.
Make an appointment with a resume expert from our Career and Pathways staff.
If you are enrolled in 1 or more units for the spring or fall semesters at ARC, then you can see a career counselor.
Career counseling can help you choose a major and make informed career decisions. Receive guidance and support as you explore your options. Contact us for an appointment.
Upload your resume for potential employers to see and search for jobs in the Los Rios Internships & Career Services (LINCS) system. Employers can post jobs and review resumes. For questions about using the system, contact Career and Pathways. 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.
All students are encouraged to apply for internships and work experience. You can earn up to 4 units while gaining work experience in your field.
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