Upcoming Career and Re-Entry Workshops

The Career and Re-Entry Center is excited to offer our virtual workshop series! Join us on the designated day and time of the week to learn about researching colleges, aligning your career choice with your personality, choosing your major, and more.

RSVP to all workshops by clicking on the RSVP link. You will get a zoom link immediately after completing the registration form.

Student using headphones to participate in online workshop or webinar

For any questions you may email us at sccareerandreentry@saddleback.edu, or by calling our main line at (949) 582-4575.


Let Your Personality Guide You to New Careers
Tuesdays at 3:00 to 4:30 pm 
How can you use clues about your personality and preferences to identify career choices? Work with Career Guidance Specialist, Donnie Mineo, to learn more! Note: This presentation will last approximately 1.5 hours. Plan early, late arrivals will not be admitted. RSVP

Take a Virtual Career Road Trip  
Wednesdays at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (April 14 will be canceled)
Get ready to take a virtual road trip to learn about the assessment tool Career Cruising, and the career paths of professionals who have forged the path before you. Learn how to use Roadtrip Nation to peruse thousands of videos and to find out which careers might be right for you. Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes. Plan early, late arrivals will not be admitted. RSVP

How to Research Colleges (April 14 will be canceled)
Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn how to research colleges and universities with Career Guidance Specialist, Donnie Mineo. Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes. Plan early, late arrivals will not be admitted.RSVP

Choose Your Major (April 15 will be canceled)
Thursdays at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Career Guidance Specialist Donnie Mineo will walk you through how to choose a major by aligning this important choice with educational and career research. You will learn about the career planning process that will help propel you into your future! Presentation will last approximately 30 minutes. Plan early, late arrivals will not be admitted. RSVP

Welcome to Saddleback/ Bienvenidos a Saddleback - English and Spanish
Thursday, April 22, at 4:30-5:30 pm
Welcome/Bienvenidos parents and students ! Learn about Saddleback College programs and services. A review of the Student Handbook will include school beyond high school, school schedules and working and the various types of English classes. After introductions, break out rooms will include English and Spanish languages. Counselor Laura Toscano will present in Spanish, Don Mineo will present in English and Javier Corrales with adult education (SJC) will be assisting in both breakout rooms. ***Try to plan early and be on-time, you may need to download the Zoom app or visit Zoom.US before the workshop begins. Click Here to Register.

#Trendingnow- Careers in Horticulture and Landscape Design
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Ken Lee, department co-chair and Horticulture and Landscape Design instructor, will discuss the roles of landscape architects, agricultural and food scientists, and share the various career opportunities available in this field. All are welcome! RSVP

Social Sciences at Work: Lessons on Career Development from a Working Cultural Anthropologist
: Friday April 16, 2021 1-2:15 PM
Zoom link: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/98474911604

Join us for a conversation with Sheena Nahm McKinlay, a working anthropologist who has put her education and training in cultural anthropology to use at a variety of jobs in media, education, social services and public health. We will discuss ways to translate experiences learned in school to the real world so that your resumes and interviews best summarize your skills. We will also reflect on how to make the most of different experiences to tell the story of your personal and professional development - adjusting to the ever changing tides of the job market while staying true to your own life and career goals. Presentation followed by Q&A

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology at Saddleback College. Email Professor Erica Vogel with any questions evogel@saddleback.edu

UC Davis Global Learning Conference
April 23 - April 25, 2021
UC Davis Global Learning Hub is hosting a free, online conference about incorporating your global and intercultural skills into your career search, and learning more about the evolving global landscape. There will be great opportunities to network with like-minded peers, potential employers, global program providers and more. RSVP

Vital Link- Leadership & Entrepreneurial Mindset Series
April 26th - April 30th, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Vital Link is hosting an OC Regional Leadership & Entrepreneurship Mindset Series for college and high school students on April 26th - 30th. Attached is the flyer.  During the week, they will have college workshops where students can participate in live mock interviews with professionals from the industry, build or update their resumes, and submit their resumes for feedback from industries. RSVP

Designing Your Life
Monday, February 1/ March 1/ April 5 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Spend time learning about the most important design project of all – your life. This is an overview of how the principles of design thinking can be applied to career and life planning. We will practice a couple of ideas and tools contained in the bestselling book, Designing Your Life, How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.

Crush It with LinkedIn
Tuesday, February 9/ March 9/ April 13 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Learn how to "crush it" on LinkedIn! Create a profile that will catch the
attention of employers and take advantage of LinkedIn Learning, a database of
open video content taught by industry experts on topics like software, creative design,
business and communication. RSVP

Creative Visioning for your Career
Wednesday, February 10/ March 10 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Let’s get creative and make career decisions! Join us to vision your next career move through mind mapping, vision boards, and researching how Saddleback majors fit into industry. RSVP

How to Develop a Winning Resume
Thursday, February 11/ March 11/ April 8 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Learn how to put together a winning resume in this workshop which will cover how to highlight your experience, education and skills. In addition, we will review formatting and how to tailor your resume to a job description. RSVP

Interviewing Tips
Thursday, February 11/ March 11/ April 8 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
In this session we'll go over some basic tips and tricks and help you understand how to ace the interview! RSVP

Re-Entry Services Overview
Tuesdays, starting February 18/ March 18 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Thinking about re-entering college or changing career direction? Join us for an overview of resources available through Re-Entry Services. RSVP

How to Conduct an Effective Job Search
Fridays, February 19/ March 19/ April 16 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Learn about techniques and strategies that will help you plan your job search effectively and stay positive throughout the process. RSVP

The Basics of Estate Planning
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for an informative presentation on answers to the biggest questions asked nationally regarding trusts vs. wills. This workshop will feature the basics of estate planning including wills vs. trusts, asset protection, probate court, and advance directives. Please join James Burns, Attorney-at-Law, Asset Protection Specialist, and Disabled Veteran as he shares a wealth of knowledge that impacts each of us. *Aging Studies Career Info Session to Follow (12-12:15 p.m.) 
Registration/Zoom Link Passcode: 948 1126 3723
NASA's Lucy Mission - Saddleback's Work Based Learning Speaker Event
Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Come learn about NASA's Lucy Mission, the first mission to the Trojan Asteroids from two Saddleback alumni who worked on the mission while interning at Lockheed Martin. Please register in advance RSVP.


Additional Resources

Career Guidance Appointments
We help students with making career decisions, choosing a major, and researching occupational information. Low cost personality and career assessments are also available. Students can contact us directly at (949) 582-4575 to meet one on one with our Career Guidance Specialist.

Re-Entry Appointments
Our Re-Entry Specialist helps individuals transitioning back into college, changing careers, or finding a new direction in their lives. Students can make a one on one appointment by contacting us at (949) 582-4575.

Career Placement Services
Don't forget to keep an eye on the Career Placement events calendar for available appointments and events to help in your job search, or visit the Job Placement Services website for more information. You can contact Eric in the division of Economic Workforce Development and Business Science at (949) 582-4278.

Prior workshops:

21st Century Skills Workshop Series
Tuesdays, starting January 26 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Learn about the 10 employability skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing 21st Century world of work! Topics include:
Adaptability - January 26
Self-Awareness - February 2
Digital Fluency - February 9
Communication - February 16
Collaboration - February 23
Empathy - March 2
Analysis/Solution Mindset - March 9
Resilience - March 16
Entrepreneurial Mindset - March 30
Social/Diversity Awareness - April 6