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, so explore and try a few until you find the right one for you. 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.

Explore Explore: Self-Assessment 

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

EUREKA
Assistance in discovering: aspects of your personality, your skills, and values with information on more than 800 career options!
To get a free access code for EUREKA come to drop-in counseling or contact Online Counseling: ecounseling@ohlone.edu

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!

Student Lingo

Over 40 student success workshops that cover topics ranging from study skills, stress management as well as career and major interests

Interest Profiler

Discover what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. The Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of occupations and jobs you might want to explore based on your interests.

 

Evaluate Evaluate: Learn about Options

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.

Salary Surfer and Career Explorer
Want to know how much you can make within Business? Health? Psychology? This website will give you salary information within each major

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.

 

Education Education: 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

Assist is a website that works with all California Community Colleges to view major specific transfer requirements at both the CSU and UC's. Explore this link to see what different universities are looking for within your major

University of California

Interested in applying to a UC? Click on the above link to get information on general transfer requirements. If you are interested in a specific university and their requirements, we recommend you make a counseling appointment. 

California State University

Interested in applying to a CSU? Click on the above link to get information on general transfer requirements. If you are interested in a specific university and their requirements, we recommend you make a counseling appointment. 

 

Experience Experience: Internship & Job Search

Try these tools if you are thinking: “I’m looking for a job or internship experience”

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.

*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