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Career Assessment and Services

Career Services

Career Counseling Appointments

Individual appointments are available in the Transfer and Career Services. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (909) 384-4410 or stop by the Center at ADSS-203.

Online Career Counseling 

Online Career Counseling is available at transfercenter@valleycollege.edu

Career Assessments

The assessment serve as a tool to enhance the students' process of discovering what the major should be as it relates to a career. Multiple career assessments are available. The various assessments focus on personality, interest, abilities and skills.

Career Assessment Resources

Eureka is a computerized online California Career Assessment and Information System. This analysis is based on your assessment of who you are. EUREKA also provides a database with specific information on careers, financial aid, majors, and job search tools. This career assessment tool canhelp with:

  • Identifying skills that students rely on everyday and how they trnslate to the workplace. EUREKA offers tools that guide studentsin the right direction and help them to find their career options.
  • Students can find colleges/universities and training programs that are just right for them.
  • Students will find career information that is the most comprehensive and extensive around. If you find an interesting career, we have the information to get started.

You can obtain a password to access EUREKA online by stopping by the Transfer and Career Services office at ADSS-203 or all at (909) 384-4410.

Career Cruising 

Career Cruising is an online assessment designed with one goal in mind - to help students plan their future. With exceptional assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles, and comprehensive post-secondary education information, students move seamlessly through the career exploration and planning process.
NOTE: Use the following username (sbvc) and password (92410) to login.

Career Cruising focuses on:

  • World Class Assessment
  • Intuitive Career Exploartion
  • Comprehensive Education Planning
  • Engaging Portfolio Development

MBTI-Myers Briggs Type Indicator

This assessment is a psychological questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. This tool can be used to determine what the best careers are and which work environment is best for you based on your psychological type.

Strong Interest Inventory

This inventory is a powerful tool that can help you make satisfying decisions about career and education. Whether you are starting on your career path, thinking about change, or considering education options for career preparation, you can benefit from a wealth of information reflected in your Strong results. Keep in mind Strong measures interest, not skills or abilities and that results can help you toward rewarding careers, work activities, education programs and leisure activities all based on your interest.

ON-LINE RESOURCES 

Career Zone California

Start with a self assessment. Self-Assessments can help you know yourself better; and knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore.

Career One Stop 

Is a one stop site to career success? On this site you can explore careers, salaries and benefits, education and training, job search, resume and interviewing. Go to Career One Stop for your career exploration. Career One Stop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

California Career Café

This site is an excellent resource for career exploration.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

For hundreds of different types of jobs - such as teacher, lawer, and nurse -the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:

  • The training and education needed
  • Earnings
  • Expected job prospects
  • What workers do on the job
  • Working conditions

The California Occupational Guides

Welcome to the California Occupational Guides! Occupational Guides are available in two versions:

    Summary Guide and Detailed Guide 

Summary Guide includes job description, job outlook, wages and qualification requirements.

Detailed Guide expands on everything in the Summary Guide plus benefits, licensing, education, training, links to possible employers, how to find a job, related occupations, and links to additional resources.

CareerCast

CareerCast is designed to assist with:

  1. Search for Jobs
  2. Resume and Cover Letter
  3. Job Search Tools
  4. Jobs Rated
  5. Job Hunting Advice
  6. Career Guidance

What Can I Do With This Major

This online resource provides students with detailed information on majors and how that relates to careers. "What Can I Do With This Major" will give you an idea about related majors, who employees an individual with this degree, what is the job market demand, job description, job requirements, salaries, training, and qualifications.

Occupations and Career Planning