Career Planning in 6 Steps Model
Planning Check Off List
- S - Start with a FREE Career Assessment available on Career Center web page. Ask yourself, “What motivates me? How does my personality affect my work style?”
- P - Plan now! Don’t delay, Schedule your appointment with a Career Counselor.
- R - Research several major/career options. Utilize the Career Planning links below.
- I - Identify potential career paths with the What Can I Do with this Major sheets. Determine what type of education/training you need and what college/university offers the major you are considering.
- N - Network and gain experience through internships or volunteer positions. Get involved in student clubs related to your field. Develop essential career-related skills. Focus on academic coursework/projects to gain knowledge in your field of interest.
- T - Target and decide on your next steps; Choose a Major. Develop an SEP and plan to graduate. Prepare for university transfer or job search. Design a professional resume and cover letter. Practice with Mock Interviews at the Career Center. Identify the best job search methods for your field of interest.
What is a Major
A major focuses on one discipline area. A majority of your courses will be a foundational understanding of this discipline with a few courses in specialized areas of the discipline. The major can lead to several possible career opportunities and areas within the major.
- Attend one of the "Choose My Pathway: Major and Career" workshops. Offered in both fall and spring. See Attend a Workshop list in green margin to the left for dates and times.
- Assist.org – Learn what courses you need to take at Crafton Hills College that are transferrable to a California college or university based on your major/academic program of interest.
- What Can I Do With This Major – Learn all the possible areas you can pursue based on your major of interest. How To Video for What Can I Do With This Major.
- College Navigator – Find Majors and Programs for all colleges and universities in the US.
- Federal Occupations by Major - a list of academic majors and some Federal occupations directly related to the major of interest.
What is a Career
A career is an occupation or profession in one particular area within a discipline that may last over a long period of time or a lifetime.
The following online resources are available at no cost to students and community members:
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Learn about Occupations/Careers from A-Z. From what they do, how to become one, salary and similar occupations of interest.
- ONET: an online tool to help you career exploration and job analysis. Learn about occupations based on your current skill set and/or interested industry
- California Career Zone: Learn about yourself, employment options available to you and the training that will prepare you for them. You can also take a career assessment in the Assess Yourself tab and also watch career videos.
- CampusExplorer.com: Website designed to assist students in searching for a college, university or career training program that best meets their needs and interests.
- Career One Stop (Videos): Watch Career Videos to learn more about careers of interest. Videos are by the 16 career clusters recognized by the Department of education and represent over 550 careers