Making decisions about your life’s work- whether you are choosing a first career or exploring a career change- can be a difficult, confusing task. But, this is not a challenge that you need to face alone! SFSC’s Career Development Center can help you get started by providing you with assistance to help you identify, evaluate, and implement career plans.
Six key steps in the career development process are:
Make an appointment at the Career Development Center for a free lifetime subscription to Kuder Journey, instructions for completing the assessments, and confidential review of your results.
At this free site visit Florida schools online, access career planning resources, apply for admission and financial aid, review academic transcripts, search degree programs, and read college catalogs at this free site. You will find Florida Virtual Campus at: www.flvc.org
Occupational Information Network (O*NET): At this site you will find the nation’s primary source of occupational information, containing information on hundreds of interesting careers. Available online in English and Spanish. Access O*Net at www.onetonline.org
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Available online in English and Spanish, the OOH provides details about the characteristics of an occupation of interest, the training and education needed, and the national job outlook. OOH is located at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
At the My Plan website you can answer the question “what can I do with a major in …?” and learn about careers that requires a college major in a wide range of options. In addition, the interesting Salary Calculator tool on this site provides insight into salary ranges and employment in different areas of Florida- and other states. Visit My Plan at www.myplan.com.
Make an appointment to talk with an SFSC career counselor about your career ambitions and to discuss options and possible directions. Work with the counselor one-on-one to connect the results of your career assessments to potential career options, to explore advantages and disadvantages of those options for you, and to learn more about how your SFSC education can help you achieve your career goal. Both day and evening appointments are available for individuals and family groups.
Observe career professionals working in your field(s) of interest by volunteering, or by participating in an internship or cooperative learning (Co-Op) activity. The Career Development Center can help you locate a suitable placement for that experience. If you sign up for a Co-Op course, you have the added advantage of also earning college credit! More information is available on our Learn Through Experience page.
If you are an SFSC student who will be graduating soon, or who has recently graduated, the Career Development Center can help you move on to the next phase of your career. If you are ready to enter the workforce now, visit us for assistance with development of your resume, cover letter and/or portfolio and to locate and apply for job openings. If you are applying to another college or university to continue your studies let us help you find information about colleges that offer your program of interest, assist you with your online application, and help you create your personal statement essay. And, don’t forget about the advanced degree options available at the Highlands Campus including new bachelor’s degrees in supervision and management, nursing and elementary education and through our partner colleges and universities at the SFSC University Center.
Get started today by contacting the Career Development Center!
· Call 863-784-7410 to schedule an appointment,
· Email us at email@example.com, or
· Visit our office at the Highlands Campus (Building B, Room 111).
Most services are available to students and to the general public. All services are free.