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Career Classes and Workshops

Taking a career class for Credit or Non Credit, or attending an Event or Workshop can be a great way to help you define your career direction, build job search skills, or get school credit.

 Events & Workshops

The SBCC Career Center offers a series of events & workshops each semester for students on a variety of topics.  All workshops are located in the Career Center and are 1 hour long unless otherwise indicated.
Note: These events are not for academic credit.

Figure Out Your Major: Start planning your education and career path

Not sure which major is the best for you? Start the process of figuring out an education and career path by deciding your major in this workshop.
*Limited to 6 students per session.

All workshops will be held in the Career Center, SS#282
Monday, Sept. 10, 10 AM 
Monday, Oct. 8, 3 PM 
Monday, Nov. 5, 10 AM
(If you cannot make these dates, contact us and we will set up a time that works for you.)

How to Get an Internship
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Getting an internship can increase your school and career options. Come find out why and how to get one.

How to Get Hired for the Job You Want: Top 10 Tips  
Wednesday,Sept. 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come to hear the top 10 tips on how you can get hired for the job you want. Bring your questions!

Resume & Cover Letter Workshops
Thursday, Sept. 6, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23 , 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will land you the job you want.

UCSB ROTC Presentation
Monday, Sept. 24, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learn about U.S. Army leadership training and educational opportunities from a local representative. 

How I Made It: Careers Working With Animals
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location A 211
Employer panel of individuals who work with animals. Come ask questions and find out about their career journeys!

Preparing for a Job Interview
Thursday, Oct. 25, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nervous about interviewing? You aren’t alone! Learn tips and tricks to gain confidence so that you can nail your next interview.

Networking & LinkedIn Link to Reaching Your Career Goals
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location H327 computer lab
Learn how to use LinkedIn to your advantage for your job search and professional networking. You will be able to create and/or work on your Profile in this workshop.
In collaboration with Study Abroad: learn how to highlight international experiences

How I Made It: Careers in Media Arts: Gaming & Animation
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location A 211
Employer panel of individuals who work with in the field of gaming and animation. Come ask questions and find out about their career journeys!

Note: If you cannot attend any of the sessions, our services include dropping in to speak to a career counselor during our open office hours. Please stop by to speak with us about your path at SBCC!

Job & Internship Fair Weeks (6 employers/day max)

Sept. 10 - Sept. 13 (Mon. - Thurs.)
Sept. 17- Sept. 20 (Mon. - Thurs.)
Friendship Plaza outside the cafeteria on East Campus
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Job and Volunteer & Internship Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 30
West Campus Walkway by the fountain
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Click here to see Job & Internship Fair participants

Classes for Credit

There are several classes you can take for credit in which you will explore career options and learn important career developing skills.

selfpaced PD 191A Career Planning: A Self-Directed Approach, 1 credit. A self-paced, individualized career planning course which includes career assessment, career counseling and independent research.  Course is available either through online assignments or Career Center research. 
careerplanning PD 110 Career Planning and Decision-Making, 3 credits. A comprehensive approach to career and educational planning: values clarification, skills analysis, decision-making, goal setting and job search.
collegesucess PD 100 College Success, 3 credits. Students clarify their educational objectives and develop the skills necessary to reach them.  Course topics include time management, reading and study skills, goal-setting, career planning and communication skills.
wxp WEXP290 General Work Experience 1, 2 or 3 credits.  These courses are supervised employment, internships or volunteer work intended to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes and career awareness.

NON-Credit Career Classes

PD NC001 - Personalized Career Planning:  8 hours. Focuses on personal assessment of strengths, interests, values, personality and abilities. Effective decision making models are explored. Class includes results from the two career assessments (at no cost): the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.

PD NC002 - Strategic Job Search: 8 hours. Course helps students develop and implement a strategic career and job search plan.  Students learn about sources of occupational information, and how to create an effective resume and  interview for success.











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