- jobs / internships
- career exploration
- career workshops
- counseling courses
- transfer center
Learning Resource Center
front counter: 818-833-3403
career center email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
- What Are The Career Center Hours?
The career center is open Monday 8am-4p, Tuesday 8am-3pm, Wednesday 8am-6pm, Thursday 8am-3pm, and Friday 8am-1pm.
- How Can I Contact The Career Center?
You may contact us my phone or email. (818)833-3403 or email@example.com
- How Do I Make An Appointment With The Counselor?
You can either call or come to the career center to make an appointment (1 hour). There is also “Drop-In” appointments available (30 min.)
- Where Is The Career Center Located?
We are located in the LRC, room 22
- What Services Does The Career Center Provide?
We offer: Career Counseling, Critique On Resumes, Prepping For Interviews, Career Self-Assessments, Salary Information, Career & Major Exploration Workshops, Career, Job & Major Fairs, On-Line Job Search, And Referrals To Work Source Center for Job Placement and Other Services.
- How Do I Look for Jobs, Internships, And Volunteer Opportunities?
Register on-line at: https://www.collegecentral.com/lamission/
- Can I Come By If I Need A Resume Or Cover Letter?
Yes, either call or come to the career center to schedule an appointment with the Career Counselor.
- Do Students Have Access To Computers?
Yes, we have computer internet access/printer access available for student use.
- Can You Help Me If I Am Undecided On What Career Or Major I Want To Pursue?
Yes, we have many different resources to find what major/career is best for you. You can make an appointment with our Career Counselor, attend one of our Career & Major Exploration Workshops or take one of our on-line self-assessments.
- Where Can I Find More Information On Jobs, Salary, And Education Needed for Specific Careers?
You can use Eureka and California Career Zone; see our career center website for resources: http://www.lamission.edu/careercenter/, visit the career center to find more information, look through our job/internship binder.
- If I Am Considering A Major/Career Change, What Should I Do?
If you are considering a career change, allow yourself sometime to explore the new career choice. We recommend taking a career assessment to determine you skills and interest. It is important to make the correct choice, therefore we advise you meet with a Career Counselor before making that decision
- I Have Decided On A Career But Am Unsure About What Major To Declare, What Should I Do?
It is very common for students to be unsure of what major to declare. If you have an idea of a career choice, you should make an appointment with a career counselor as soon as possible to discuss and explore majors and careers that suit your interest and discuss the majors that are related to your career interest.
- Is There An Advantage To Starting My College Major At A Community College Rather Than A 4-Year University?
Yes! Starting your college major/career at a community college can be beneficial because it is less expensive than a four-year university. Also, your opportunity to transfer widens more so than a high school transfer student. Lastly, since at community colleges professors are not required to do extensive research, they have more time to meet with their students.
- Will I Ever Be Certain That The Career I Choose Is The Right One For Me?
You can never be certain that your choice is the one that you will stick to for the rest of your career life. However, through career exploration you will come closer to what you really enjoy. The career center offers extensive career research workshops and appointments to help you make the right decision.
- What Will Happen When I Do Decide On A Major/Career?
Develop an action plan! Our Career Counselor will help you set up a Student Educational Plan to map out the courses required for that major whether your goal is to earn a certificate, AA degree, or transfer.
- If I Want To Transfer, Can The Career Counselor Help Me With That?
Of course! After developing your action plan, the counselor will help you choose a school/ schools that best match your career/major choice. If there are certain courses required prior to transfer, it will be included in your Student Education Plan as well.
- Can I Make Follow-Up Appointments With The Counselor?
Our goal is to make sure you are on the correct path to success, we strongly advise having follow-up appointments with the counselor if you want to discuss any changes in your plan or make sure you are still on track.
- Will The Career Center Place Me In A Job?
The Career Center uses “College Central Network” were employers post job openings for LA Mission College students, you can register at: https://www.collegecentral.com/lamission/. We can also offer referrals to WorkSource Center or you can come to the center to look at our job postings in our “Jobs Binder.” However, the career center is not a job placing agency and cannot guarantee that you will get the job.