Career and Major Exploration Resources

There are many tools and resources to help you answer the big questions: What do you want to do with your life? What can you do with that major? What do you need to do to transfer?

We’ve collected a few of our favorite tools to get you started on a path to get those answers. Because this is such a personal process, not all sites will speak to you, and your favorite may be different than ours or your neighbors, so explore and try a few until you find the right one for you. What these sites do offer are quality information to help you identify your interests and explore options. Don’t forget you can also attend a workshop, meet with a counselor, or take a class to help you use these tools and guide you through this process.

Career and Major Exploration Resources

Explore: Self-Assessment 

Use these resources to Explore Your Options and Find Your Fit
Try these tools if you are thinking: “I’m just getting started and want to explore my major and career direction”

EUREKA
Assistance in discovering: aspects of your personality, your skills, and values.Information on more than 800 career options. "EUREKA is a Goldmine of Career Information"
To get access to EUREKA contact Online Counseling or email: careercenter@ohlone.edu

My Next Move
Answer a brief set of questions about the type of work you might enjoy. They'll suggest careers that match your interests!

Use these tools if you are thinking: “I’m still exploring options and need more information to decide on my major and learn about where my career direction can take me”

What Can I Do With This Major?
This website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to build experience and work toward a career you want!

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a career guide provided by the U.S. Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It provides information on a wide range of occupations. For each profession, it describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings and expected job prospects.

My Path: Career Coach
Discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!

Here to Career: Career Explorer
California Community Colleges offer all kinds of exciting and rewarding career paths. Explore the various options below to see which jobs and careers align with your goals, and ignite your desire to succeed.

Evaluate: Learn about Options

Use these resources to Evaluate the Career Options related to Your Major Choice
Try these tools if you are thinking: “I know what I want to do, I’m committed to my major and ready to learn more about career options”

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a career guide provided by the U.S. Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It provides information on a wide range of occupations. For each profession, it describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings and expected job prospects.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a professional and job seeker's social network. The college and alumni tools can help you learn about university transfer options, connect with alumni, and see what career paths people pursue with specific majors to learn more about career options.

Salary Surfer and Career Explorer
California Community Colleges Enhanced Salary Surfer for Career Exploration

Education: Transfer

Use these resources to learn everything you need to about Transfer
Try these tools if you are thinking: “I’m interested in earning a Bachelor’s Degree and need more information on how to transfer”

Ohlone College Transfer Center
The Transfer Center provides resources and services for a successful transfer experience.

Assist.org
To explore majors:

  • Click on green Explore Majors button
  • Click on top Explore Majors section
  • Under Areas of Study use drop down bar to select an area of study – click continue
  • Then under Select a Discipline you can see different focused areas (possible majors) within that area of study - click continue

Enjoy Exploring!

Experience: Internship/ Job Search

Use these resources to get Get Experience and Confirm Your Fit
Try these tools if you are thinking: “I’m looking for a job or internship”

Ohlone College Tri-Cities Career Center 
Job search help, employment help, training and education resources, business development assistance and other services in the Newark, Union City, and Fremont area. For students and Community Members.

LinkedIn
Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

The Muse
Find free Career Advice on topics such as Interview Tips, Resume & Cover Letter Samples, and search for Jobs from the best companies.

Indeed
Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites.

Ohlone College Tri-Cities Career Center

For comprehensive career and employment services, please contact the Ohlone College Tri-Cities Career Center located at the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA.

Student Drop-Ins available for job search advice, resume review, interview tips, and more! 

*Disclaimer*

This website contains links to other websites that are not under the control of Ohlone College, and the College is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. These links are provided only as a convenience. Ohlone College assumes no liability for acts of omissions by third parties or for material supplied by them.

Please forward any concerns regarding links and/or disabled links to careercenter@ohlone.edu