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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I look for a Job?

1) Use the SBCC Job Connection!

  • Go to http://www.sbcc.eduUse “Position Type” down arrow to filter your job search, such as: on campus general student employment, on campus federal work study, off campus jobs, part or full time.
    • Log in to Pipeline
    • Click on the Student tab
    • Click on Student Resources
    • Click on Student Jobs & Internships (bottom right of page)
  • Click on the title of the job for information about the job and how to apply. Check regularly because jobs are posted daily.

NOTE: International students are eligible for on campus general student employment after completing one semester of coursework or may be eligible to do an off-campus internship. Check with your International Student Advisor.

Federal Work Study jobs are only available to students who have been awarded a federal work study allocation, funded by Federal Student Aid. Check with the Financial Aid Office if you are unsure whether you qualify.

2) Network: Some students find unpublished part-time on-campus jobs through professors and departments. So, you may want to talk with instructors or departments about the possibility of employment or volunteering for the experience benefit.

3) Refer to the Job Search Resources handout

4) Ask a career counselor if you need further suggestions.

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How do I choose a major?

  • Drop in at the Career Center and ask a career counselor to explain the “Choose a Major Holland Hexagon” sheet that can help identify your top areas of interest and SBCC majors that are congruent with those interests.
  • Explore majors using the EUREKA program. Go to: http://www.eureka.org and sign in as a new user using the site ID: VUOHNDU. This system provides information about hundreds of occupations and provides a list of colleges that offer majors related to each career.
  • Check out our Major Exploration page of our website
  • Take the on-line Career Assessments which can help you determine which major to pursue for your career of choice. (See the "Career Assessment"  page of our website)
  • Take the free career quizzes at www.sbcc.edu/careercenter.
  • Use Assist.org and explore UC and CSU college majors and their transfer requirements.
  • Drop in the Career Center to see a counselor.

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How do I find out about various career fields or specific careers?

  • Drop in and meet with a counselor.
  • Check out our Career Exploration page of our website
  • EUREKA, a computer system which provides information about hundreds of occupations and provides a list of colleges that offer majors related to each career. Go to www.eureka.org; sign in as a new user using our site ID: VUOHNDU.
  • O*NET  has extensive occupational information.

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How do I write a résumé? Can I get help with that?

  • Yes, the Career Center staff can help you write or refine a résumé. Whether you have minimum or extensive work experience, there are résumé templates to help.  See the "Résumé and Informational Interviews" page of the website or stop by the Career Center.

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