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Career Planning

Gavilan College counseling faculty provide career counseling services to help individuals understand themselves, the world of work, and occupational opportunities. Counselors can guide and assist individuals through the planning and career decision making process . Please schedule a counseling appointment.

Here are some useful links to get you started with the career planning process:

The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide
Career Cafe
24/7 Virtual Career Cafe
Free Career Development resources
National Career Development Association
National Career Development Association has a list of internet resources you may find very helpful, click on Resources on the top bar.
Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Dept. of Labor
What subjects do you enjoy? Find the possible occupations: Fastest Growing Occupations:
15 Career Pathways- Who do you want to be?

Occupations based on education level:

Resources for Veterans - match military skills with civilian careers. The San Francisco State Career Center has developed an extensive site with career links for different occupational areas (health, government, high-tech, education, etc.).
Career Planning Links is a site developed by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that provides a wealth of information regarding personal assessment, majors and careers, specific career information based on academic interests, and volunteer opportunities. The Career Center at Gavilan College has excellent resources and access to the Eureka program. The Eureka software program offers individuals an opportunity to self-assess. It also provides detailed information regarding careers, occupations and programs of study.

What Can I Do With a Major In...? (UCB)

What Can I Do With This Major?
What Can I Do With A Major In?
University of Tennessee sponsored site on "What Can I do with a degree in..."

Document describing a variety of health careers

UC Berkeley developed a site for individuals who may be considering careers in the health field.
Careers for Math Majors: O*Net Online free career exploration site.
Career Adventures provides options for students interested in English, Math, Science, Art and Social Science careers.

Interested in becoming a psychiatrist? Find out more.

Information regarding union apprenticeship programs can be found at For information regarding career opportunities, wages, and employment trends, visit America's Career InfoNet, Career One Stop, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

CA Career Options - Assessment, Industries, Reality Financial Check

Roadtrip Nation - videos of professionals in careers

It is advisable to review the information collected on the Internet with a professional counselor.

Last modified: November 17, 2014
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