In this stage, you will research majors and explore careers using a variety of resources, many of which are offered below. Consider important elements such as career outlooks, salary information, job descriptions and — of course — how well careers align with your distinct personality.
Career Education Programs at OCC showcases 50 robust and exciting career education programs that deliver the education, technical training and work-based learning experiences necessary to qualify for and excel in the well-paying career of your choice in two years or fewer.
What Can I Do with This Major? provides lists of career areas and types of employers that hire students within each major, as well as strategies to help you be a more marketable candidate. TIP: Once you click on a major, scroll to the bottom of the page to see related professional associations, occupation outlook information, related resources and employment opportunities.
Virtual Job Shadow inspires students and job seekers the real-world career opportunities by exploring job shadowing and career advice videos across the spectrum of career clusters. These videos show behind the scenes with real professionals in actual jobs and provide an in-depth look at workforce realities, showcasing what people do in their occupations and the education and skills needed.
Complete the form. You will need to use your OCC email address and create a password. We suggest you to use the same password as your MyCoast account.
Tip: Be sure to click on Careers > Life Skills Videos to check out brief videos on a variety of topics such as selecting a career/major, leadership, gaining experience, writing a resume, perfecting the interview, the job search, networking, soft skills, and much more!
Eureka is a comprehensive on-line career exploration program, providing national and specializing in California occupational and educational information.
Visit roadtripnation.com and click on “What We Offer” from the top menu to see a handful of helpful tools, outlined below:
Roadmap Tool – Take a simple self-assessment based on your interests to explore recommended majors, careers, and the paths of real-life people, as well as tangible action steps you can take now.
Online Self-Discovery Course – A free, project-based, online course that guides you through discovering your purpose, interests, and pathways.
Video & Series – Award-winning documentaries that showcase powerful stories on real people like you as they navigate career exploration and identity, including a few focused on community college students specifically.
California CareerZone allows you to browse through California’s 15 leading industry sectors/career pathways and discover your possibilities. Create your free account to get started.
Start with Explore Industry Sectors to see different options for you to explore based on your reference.
Vocational Biographies offer an in-depth look at hundreds of careers and real career biographies from real people. The site’s Career Stories contain interesting interviews, school experiences and interests, work history through current jobs and lifestyles, photos from on the job, and up-to-date career data.
Careers in Business – Explore careers in the field of business such as finance, marketing, human resources, and more.
OC Biotech Education – Explore careers in the exciting field of biotechnology, including bio-manufacturing, genetics, cosmetics, biofuel, and more. Plus, there is information on certificate programs, classes, and employment options within Orange County!
Environmental Science – Explore educational and career paths related to environmental science, sustainability, agriculture, forestry, managements, and more. Be sure to explore the various options under the drop-down menu (top right corner) labeled “Environmental Science Careers.”
Explore Health Careers – Explore careers in medicine, healthcare, physical therapy, allied health, and much more.
Get in Media – Explore careers in film and television, music, gaming, live events, and more.
Find Your Nursing Path – Nurses are almost always in demand and there are more specialties and opportunities than you may think. This resource will introduce you to the wide variety of academic pathways to become a nurse.