Take Career Assessments

In this stage, you will identify and reflect on your interests, values, skills and personality factors that will likely play a significant role in the type of work you would enjoy and succeed in.

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Assessments Online

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Self Assessment Topic Assessment Focus
​​Assess Your Interests​ ​​​What things do you enjoy? What brings you natural curiosity and excitement?
​​Assess Your Skills​ What are the traits that enable you to do something well? What are your competencies, aptitudes, and talents?
​​Assess Your Personality​ ​​​What is your unique pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving? Your personality is the core of who you are.
​​Assess Your Values​ What are your core beliefs and principles that help you find satisfaction and meaning in work?

Instructions for Access

Connect you with career pathways that match your interest areas, work values and favorite activities. All OCC students have free access to this website. 

  • Visit VJS Log-in page and click on “New Account” on the top right corner

  • 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!
  • Visit www.eureka.org and click on “Create account” on the top right corner

  • Enter Site ID code: YFJPWYX

  • Complete form

  • Create a log-in name and password, using your MyCoast account information

  • Once logged in, click on “Dashboard” to access the various assessments

Time to Reflect

Spend some time thinking about and responding to the questions below. They are designed to “warm you up” to the reflection process and to possibly uncover some career areas or industries that you might want to explore further.

What academic subjects or classes have you most enjoyed?

What are your favorite hobbies, pastimes or activities?

What subjects or topics do you enjoy discussing with friends and family?

What are some careers or industries you are currently (or were previously) interested in?

If you could make money doing whatever you wanted, what would you do?

If you could have dinner with any three people, at any time in history, who would you select and why?

What local, societal or world problems interest you?

What do you want to be remembered for?

Have you ever “been in the flow” doing something? What sort of activities make you “lose track of time?”

If you attended a conference, what are three topics you would want to learn more about?

Counseling Classes at OCC

OCC offers a wide array of counseling courses that can help you explore majors and careers while developing a better sense of self and clarifying academic, career and personal goals. Consider taking one or more of the following courses, referring to the College Catalog and Class Schedule for current course offerings.

  • Counseling A101 – New Horizons for Adults Returning to College (1 unit)
  • Counseling A104 – Career and Life Planning: A Holistic Approach (3 units)
  • Counseling A105 – Strategies for College Success (3 units)
  • Counseling A120 – Career Decision Making – Accelerated (2 units)
  • Counseling A170 – College Major Search (1 unit)
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