Career Services

​​​​​​​​ The Transfer & Career Center (T&CC)  is a place to explore careers, choose a major, research and apply for jobs & internships, prepare for interviews, and connect with employers.  The T&CC offers guidance and valuable  tools to support students as they embark on their desired career pathway. 

  • Career Assessments - Students can  utilize assessments to help identify their values, interests, skills and aptitude, as well as their personality.  

  • Career Guidance - Students can obtain assistance in career exploration/development  and job preparation. 

  • Career  Planning Resources - Students can access a variety of career planning guides and materials in the center and online.

  • Job Board - Students can view updated information on local employment opportunities and job fairs.

  • Career Development Workshops - Students can grow personally and professionally by taking advantage of various workshops on identifying majors/careers, resume & cover letter writing, interview preparation and more.

​VIRTUAL career planner

Visit the center in person or access the Self-Guided Career Planner below.  Start your journey to a successful career by following Steps 1-6!  ​

STEP 1: Self-Assessment

Explore your unique attributes through a variety of self-assessment inventories on strengths, values, interests, personality, working environments, and life styles. 

Personality Assessments

Care​er Zone California

Discover yourself.  Take a quick personality, interest and values   assessment.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter

Learn  your strengths.

Human Metrics (Personality Types)

Identify your personality type by taking the FREE Human metrics  personality assessment.

Career Assessments

O*NET

Find out about different careers.

Inner Heroes

Learn about your unique traits and how they can be applied to careers.  You will need to go to the Eureka site.                                           

Use EVC Site ID Code: XBOYLKS.

​STEP 2: Explore Careers & Majors

Identify occupations that match your interests and skills.

Career Exploration Strategies

  1. Research information about an occupational field of interest. The Transfer & Career Center has a library of print and online career information.
  2. Try an Informational Interview—learn about informational interviewing by attending a workshop at the Transfer & Career Center or talk to a career counselor or staff member.
  3. Build your network by developing a group of contacts.  Consider participating in professional associations, seminars and conventions related to a field of interest or attend a job fair.
  4. Work in an occupational field to determine if a career is appropriate for you. Job exposure can be volunteer or paid work.
        • ​Professional Experience
        • Part-time/summer job (paid or volunteer)
        • Cooperative Education* (paid or volunteer)​
        • Volunteer Experience
        • Job Shadow – See what it's like to work in an occupation that interests you by "shadowing" a professional in the field. 
          *Contact Cooperative Education Work Experience for information about obtaining work experience. Call Janina Espinoza at 408-274-7900 x6857

Career Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Obtain wage & employment trends and occupa​tional requirements.

Career Magazine

Features information about a wide range of careers. Students can  access occupational videos and personality assessments.​

California Career Cafe  Features information on resumes, cover letters and interviewing, job search strategies and career tips for success.
Career Zone California
Explore exciting jobs and careers in California.

Job Star Career Guides

Provides information about job duties, salary information and educational requirements for a range of occupational fields.

O*NETOccupational Information Network –This occupational network database provides detailed information on more than 200 occupations.

Explore Majors

Student LingoHow to Choose a Major

Eureka(You will need to register on-line to use this site. The EVC Site ID Code is XBOYLKS). Eureka provides information​ on college majors, descriptions of occupations and much more.

OOHOccupational Outlook Handbook – This site provides the complete content of the OOH published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It describes the education and training for over 200 occupations.

Job & Career Accelerator​

Internships and Work Experience

InternBoundC​heck out paid and unpa​id internships for college students and recent college graduates​.

Work ExperienceThe Cooperative Education Work Experience program links students with employers. Students work to acquire the skills necessary for a successful career. For more information call Janina Espinoza at 408-274-7900 x6857.   ​


​ ​STEP 3: How to Make a Decision

​Think about and evaluate your choices from different perspectives.

Decision-Making Tool

When making decisions, it helps to think about and evaluate your choices from different perspectives.  California Career Cafe's Thinking Capsis an interactive process for deciding on a potential career direction. This decision-making tool will help you analyze your choices and arrive at your best decision.

 

Step 4: Create an Action Plan

Let's Get started!

Steps to Prepare for a Career Choice

Begin with a brief overview of the programs and services available at Evergreen Valley College.  This is also the first step for priority registration to allow you to register early and get the courses you need to achieve your career goals.  To be eligible, you must complete the following 3 requirements:

  • Attend Orientation

Check with the Counseling Department for orientation workshop dates. Learn about financial aid, registration, tutoring services, types of degrees/programs, extracurricular activities and more. Click on the link below to view the orientation information page:

http://www.evc.edu/future-students/orientation

  • Complete the Assessment Process

Choose courses at the right level for you by completing the assessment process for math and English placement. Assessments can give you an accurate picture of your skills in English and math so that you can enroll in classes targeted to your knowledge level. 

Students must call the Assessment Center at (408) 274-7900 ext. 6636 to make an appointment for a placement test.

  •  Develop an Educational Plan—consult a counselor

Developing an educational plan with a counselor he​lps you identify the courses required to complete your academic and career goals. Consult a counselor each semester to update your Student Ed Plans. Click on the link below to view the counseling information page:

http://www.evc.edu/future-students/student-success/counseling

 Step 5: Research Colleges

Find the best fit for you.

College Search Tools

University of California

University of California (Transfer Information)

California State University

Association of Independent California Colleges (Private Colleges)

Peterson's College Guide

College Board

College Source

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​Step 6: Finding a Job or Internship

Get help with your resume and cover letter.  Practice for an interview and get tips on how to present yourself.  Learn effective job search strategies.

Job Search Resources

​College Central​ - ​​Everg​reen Valley College Job Placement Center​​

Student Lingo – How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter and Mastering the Job Interview Employment Opportunities for Nursing StudentsA comprehensive resource on an ​​educational path for nursing students

Eureka (You will need to register on-line to use this site. The EVC Site ID Code is XBOYLKS). Eureka provides resume information and much more.

California Career Information

This site links to ONET (the occupational database) and features descriptions of 900 jobs, occupational videos, and California job openings.​

LearnHowToBecome.org

Links to 15 best job search websites including pros and cons to help job-seekers determine which site best suits their needs. 

Career and Workplace Preparation​​

Job and Internship Postings​​

​College Central​ ​​Evergreen Valley College has now an exclusive job posting system powered by College Central which provides our students with the following resources: resume and portfolio builders, job search advice, events calendar and job fair information. Employers are now able to post their employment opportunities online through this system

America's Job Bank

​View a list of job openings throughout the U.S. Thousands of jobs are posted daily.

CalJobs

This site offers job applicants a chance to post their resumes and gives employers an opportunity to list jobs and review online resumes.

Career Builder

A site for posting resumes and locating jobs in the U.S. and internationally.

Craigslist

 Select the heading Jobs to view job openings.

EdJoin (Education Jobs)

This site offers job listings for teachers and other people interested in working in the field of education. Recruitment events also are listed.

Fedjobs.com

Explore federal job listings and obtain free resume critiques

Job-Hunt

This site features a large list of professional associations. It also includes the Career Key free assessment.

Monster.com

Locate jobs and internships and get job search tips.

Eureka

Resume (You will need to register online to use this site. The EVC Site ID Code is XBOYLKS )

JobStar

This site is an excellent resource for resumes (including functional, electronic, and chronological). It also includes job leads and job fair listings.

Internship Finder

Check out the Internship Finder at the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website.

​InternBound

Check out paid and unpaid internships for college students and recent college graduates.​​​​

Contact Info:

Employers: Please Contact Janina Espinoza, Career Center Coordinator for Job Posting Information

Phone: (408) 274-7900 x6857

Janina.Espinoza@evc.edu

 

 

U C Los Angeles Workshophttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/U-C-Santa-Barbara-Workshop.aspxU C Los Angeles Workshop9/27/2017 9:00:00 PMU C Los Angeles will present an overview workshop on how to apply and transfer to UCLA.
U C Santa Barbara Admissions Workshophttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/U-C-Santa-Barbara-Admissions-Workshop.aspxU C Santa Barbara Admissions Workshop9/27/2017 9:00:00 PMU C Santa Barbara Workshop offered 2 pm SC-250 Counseling Platform. Individual appointments with UCSB Admissions Counselor Adra Bowman. Sign up in Transfer Center
UCLA Student Appointmentshttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/UCLA-Student-Appointments.aspxUCLA Student Appointments9/27/2017 9:15:00 PMUCLA Representative will meet individually with students to discuss transferring to UCLA.
U C Santa Barbara Student Appointmentshttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/U-C-Santa-Barbara-Admissions-Counselor0808-9303.aspxU C Santa Barbara Student Appointments9/27/2017 10:30:00 PMIndividual appointments with UCSB Admissions Counselor Adra Bowman. Sign up in Transfer Center
Grand Canyon Universityhttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/Grand-Canyon-University0914-4523.aspxGrand Canyon University10/5/2017 5:00:00 PMAbbi Nguyen is committed to supporting you on your educational journey. Stop by her table and discover what Grand Canyon University has to offer.
San Jose State Application Workshophttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/San-Jose-State-Application-Workshop.aspxSan Jose State Application Workshop10/6/2017 5:00:00 PMSan Jose State Student Outreach and Recruitment Representative Nancy Rey will provide an application workshop to help you apply to SJSU.
San Jose State Student Appointmentshttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/San-Jose-State-Student-Appointments.aspxSan Jose State Student Appointments10/6/2017 8:00:00 PMSan Jose State Student Outreach and Recruitment Representative Nancy Rey will provide individual student appointments to discuss SJSU transfer.
U C Santa Cruz Peer Mentor Visithttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/U-C-Santa-Cruz-Peer-Mentor-Visit0811-8014.aspxU C Santa Cruz Peer Mentor Visit10/10/2017 5:00:00 PMGinger Guerra, graduate of EVC and University of Santa Cruz peer mentor will discuss the transfer process to UCSC.
Grand Canyon Universityhttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/Grand-Canyon-University0914-8808.aspxGrand Canyon University11/2/2017 5:00:00 PMAbbi Nguyen is committed to supporting you on your educational journey. Stop by her table and discover what Grand Canyon University has to offer.
CSU East Bay Pre-Admission Counselorhttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/CSU-East-Bay-Pre-Admission-Counselor0804-2143.aspxCSU East Bay Pre-Admission Counselor11/7/2017 6:00:00 PMCSU East Bay Tabling Pre-Admission Counselor Traves Butterworth will discuss the transfer process, programs offered, and the filing period.
U C Santa Cruz Peer Mentor Visithttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/U-C-Santa-Cruz-Peer-Mentor-Visit0811-5167.aspxU C Santa Cruz Peer Mentor Visit11/7/2017 6:00:00 PMGinger Guerra, graduate of EVC and University of Santa Cruz peer mentor will discuss the transfer process to UCSC.
UC Santa Cruz International Student Workshophttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/UC-Santa-Cruz-International-Student-Workshop.aspxUC Santa Cruz International Student Workshop11/13/2017 5:00:00 PMMeet Patrick Novak UC Santa Cruz Admissions International Representative. Learn about Transfer Opportunities to UCSC. Workshop open to all students.
UC Santa Cruz International Student Appointmentshttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/UC-Santa-Cruz-International-Student-Appointments.aspxUC Santa Cruz International Student Appointments11/13/2017 7:00:00 PMMeet individually with Patrick Novak UC Santa Cruz Admissions International Representative. Discuss about Transfer Opportunities to UCSC.
UC Santa Cruz Application Workshophttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/UC-Santa-Cruz-Application-Workshop.aspxUC Santa Cruz Application Workshop11/14/2017 6:00:00 PMUC Santa Cruz Senior Transfer Outreach Representative Monica Galvan will present a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) workshop.
Grand Canyon Universityhttp://www.evc.edu/Events/Pages/Grand-Canyon-University0914-22.aspxGrand Canyon University11/30/2017 6:00:00 PMAbbi Nguyen is committed to supporting you on your educational journey. Stop by her table and discover what Grand Canyon University has to offer.

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