Explore Your Career Options
Career Services resources for students
The staff at the Career Exploration Center are still available to assist students with:
- Exploring career options and academic paths to get there
- Basic academic advising, especially for new and undecided students
- Resume and cover letter review, and interview preparation.
- Job search skills, and Scholarship search tips.
Career staff are available for appointments from 9:00 - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Students can make one-on-one appointments with a Career Advisor during the campus closure but these will be remote phone or video sessions through Zoom technology.
If you’re a current student, schedule online through Starfish using your MySeattleColleges credentials
After making your appointment, you will be provided a meeting link, so be sure to check your seattlecolleges.edu email (here is info on how to access your school email address)At the time of your appointment, you can open the meeting link through a webpage on any device that has a microphone and ideally video access, or, you may prefer to download the Zoom app. You do not have to create an account to access the meeting.
If you aren’t a current student or if you need assistance on scheduling, email us at email@example.com.
To get you started, we have a number of online resources that can help you explore career pathways. We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with one of our career advisors early on to assist you in exploring careers and choosing an academic path that will help you reach your goals.
What Can We Help You With?
- Explore career opportunities, interests, and academic pathways to get there
- Advise new and undecided students on class selection
- Identify and choose an area of study
- Develop resume & cover letter writing skills
- Provide scholarship and job search tips, including networking & interview prep
Meet with a Career Advisor
The Career Center has Drop-In days on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students can come in to ask quick questions, look at our job and scholarship resources, and/or speak with an advisor for up to 15 minutes. For more in-depth support, here is how you can make an appointment:
To make an appointment with a Career Advisor, schedule online through Starfish using your MySeattleColleges credentials (same log in information as used for on-campus wifi access).
If you do not have access to Starfish yet, or you are a prospective student, you may schedule with a Career Advisor by calling 206.934.4383, or visiting us at BE 1102E.
We encourage you to explore the following resources. A brief description of each link is given below.
- BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) offers this handbook where you can research wages and employment trends. Use the filters to find careers that earn your desired wages, and match the education level you plan to achieve. Many career websites look to BLS as their source for national, state, and local data.
- WOIS (Washington Occupational Information Systems) - This site is a large database of information on occupations and also has a variety of free online assessments to take. It links to every public or private school in the state of Washington. Guidelines for using WOIS (pdf).
- College to Career Program Finder – Explore programs available at Seattle Colleges (South Seattle, Seattle Central, and North Seattle colleges) based on academic pathway/area of focus.
- My Next Move - In using the keyword search, this website makes it easy to identify related careers that have a bright outlook.
- My Skills My Future - Enjoy your current work, but ready for something more? Enter your current job, and receive recommendations for jobs and academic paths that could help you take your career to the next level.
- CollegeBoard – Research schools offering majors and programs of interest (especially helpful for any student planning on transferring to a 4-year university). Utilize the filters to narrow your results based on what’s important to you, such as location, affordability, selectivity, diversity, etc.
- PLSI (Paragon Learning Styles Inventory) - This site has a free Myers–Briggs based Personality Assessment and information about the 16 personality preference types.
- Humanmetrics–Types - This is a longer version of the MBTI–Jungian Type Assessment to assess your personality preference. The site has some fun information about relationships, leadership and entrepreneurial style as well as other information about the 16 different personality types. The initial test and result are free. There are a variety of other tests you can take on this website at a nominal fee.
- WDC Resume Builder Template (WDC/Career Coach) – Are you writing your first resume, or wanting to start over? This Workforce Development Council tool helps build out the formatting for you, so all you have to do is enter in the information you want to have on your resume. Click “Download My Resume” and you will then have a copy in a Microsoft Word document!
- Worksource WA - This is a very useful job-search website that provides resources for career training, financial assistance programs, and more. Worksource offices are located in several areas in Washington state.
Contact Career Exploration
8 a.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. (Mon - Fri)
Office is closed Tuesdays from 8 a.m. ‐ 10 a.m. for staff meetings.
Broadway Campus BE1102E