Exploration Stage

On-Campus Resources

  • Speak to your Counselors, instructors, professionals in the field and other students.
  • Visit the Career Services in SSC 140 and check out our monthly workshops and free online career systems.
  • Visit Job Services at www.Saddleback.edu/jobs and create an account online Student Jobs System, HandShake (User name is your college's email. Follow directions at website).

In the Center:
* Check out books from the career library. 
* Use 'EBooks Collections' located at the College Library's website. You must enter your sign in information from off-campus.

Information on choosing a Major:
What Can I Do with a Major with...
In the Career Resource Center (the link is located on the Navigation Page, What Can I do with a Major In...) 
* Explore Major - Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington
* Explore Major - Univ. of Delaware
* Explore Major - University of California, Berkeley
* Explore Major - K State (Kansas)
* Explore Major - Cal State University, San Diego
* Explore Major - MyPlan
* Explore Majors at Saddleback College


Occupational Outlook Handbook Field of Degree - Majors

Suggested On-line Links:

Research Occupational Information
* Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) - Occupational Information
* O*Net - Occupational Information
* California Occupational Guides  
* CA Career Zone - Holland Assessment and Occupational Information
* CA Labor Market Career Center - Career/Occupational Information for California
* Career One Stop - Department of Unemployment Office - EDD
* USA Jobs - National Job Search Site
* Military Spouses - US Veterans Department
* Veterans.gov - changed URL Sept '21

Salary Check 
*Salary.com - Salary Wizard, check pay rates by Zip code (Don't need to give email)

Job and Preparation Information
* California Volunteers (State of Cal website)
Internships, Part-time Work - Student Online Jobs Board and College assistance
* Agricultural Internships - AgCareers.com 
* Green Careers - CaGreenJobs Workbook (pdf) 
* CA Labor Market Career Center - Career/Occupational Information for California
* Non-Traditional Careers for Woman - Nontraditional careers with exploring about specific careers 
* You want to be a voice actor? - great free resource by an expert in the field

Study Abroad, Internships and other educational and volunteer opportunities 
* Internships with the County of Orange (some programs, you do not have to be a student)
* United Way Summer intern programs
* Orange County Business Council - Internship opportunities
* Volunteer Center Orange County
Orangewood Foundation.org/ - foster and adoption volunteer
Powerof - Many different volunteer opportunities
* Volunteer Match - Many different volunteer opportunities
* Department of Energy National Lab Internships (SULI) (open to Sophomores and recent grads)
* Apprenticeships finder - Look nationally or locally
* Cal Teach - Statewide information on teaching in California
* Edjoin.org - Search all jobs for k-12 school districts in Orange County 
* Study Abroad - One of many companies to assist to place you
* Study Abroad - Another company to help place you
* Teaching English Abroad - One of many companies
* DC Internships - DC internship opportunities 

Professional Apprenticeship/Employment /Location Information
* Career Trends - Bureau of Labor Statistics (box to the right... Hottest Jobs) 
* FireCareers.com - Testimonials and Bulletin Boards - not non-profit
* The Blue Line.com - Search jobs in public safety sector 
* Electrical Careers - Part of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association 
* FAA Training - How to become an Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS)
* Job Corps - introduction video about Job Corps for ages 16 to 24 Apply here

On-line Career Videos Links:
* RoadTrip Nation (link is external) Video - Overview of Occupational outlook handbook 
* Alberta Canada - Career Videos
* Career Voyages Videos,  Magazine suited for Teens and Hot Jobs

Major, Career and College Exploration Links:
Major and Career Profiles - By Pathway(CollegeBoard.org)
* Assist.org - Explore Colleges in California

*US Dept of Educational Stats - College Navigator (link is external) - Check basic info on schools  Video - Overview of Occupational outlook handbook

For questions or comments, please contact Don Mineo
Saddleback College does not promote one specific web site and would not suggest to utilized pay sites unless the student researches the product.