You likely have more than one reason for attending college and investing in your education, but nearly all students have a goal of working in their field of study after graduation. Perhaps you entered college with a specific major and post-college job or career in mind. Many students, however, need time for self-exploration and support for discovery about how their interests, skills, and talents translate to specific majors or careers. That’s where the Career Center comes in.


Located in Watson Hall, the Career Center stands ready to help students explore career paths and related majors, identify target careers, and prepare to pursue internships and post-college jobs with best-in-class counseling services. We serve all enrolled students through career-related workshops, online resources, assessments and tools, and a job/internship board where our partnering businesses recruit students for open jobs.


Career Counseling

  • career/major exploration
  • resume and cover-letter writing
  • job/internship search
  • interview preparation

Career-Related Workshops

  • guest speakers
  • industry panels
  • career-readiness topics

Online Resources, Tools, and Self-Assessments

Use the self-assessments, tools, and resources on this site to explore on your own. When you’re ready, schedule an appointment with our Career Counselor. This one-on-one opportunity will help you hone your options and move forward into the career you choose.


At this time, Orange Coast College’s campus is CLOSED until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the community. During this critical time, career counseling will be conducted remotely beginning March 31st and continuing through the end of the Spring semester (May 23, 2020) or until the college is reopened for in-person appointments.

To schedule an online career counseling appointment (phone and/or video chat), please visit Cranium Cafe for available times by select “Schedule Appointment” in the card below.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Katie Ottoson

To talk with a Career Education Counselor about technical training and work-based learning programs, visit Career Advantage to schedule an appointment.

To talk with a General Counselor about your education plan, explore appointment options here.

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Watson Hall, 3rd Floor
(714) 432-5576

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