Shoreline Community College students are invited to schedule an appointment with a professional counselor to explore their educational and career goals. Counselors will assist students with identifying interests, strengths, and values; career and occupation research, overcoming obstacles and developing confidence in a plan for the future.
Career exploration and counseling may assist Shoreline Community College students with:
- Developing self-understanding using interest, personality, and skills inventories.
- Exploring your values and temperament as they relate to work and educational goals.
- Researching programs related to your intended major and/or career path.
- Investigating the world of work and specific occupational information, including employment outlook and educational pathways.
- Goal setting and acheivement of those goals
- Making academic and career decisions.
- Learning skills for career achievement and change.
There are different ways to explore a career or major and determine which path may be right for you. The following are some options offered to Shoreline Community College students.
Personality and Interest Assessments
We offer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which can be helpful in organizing preferences and information about yourself. We also offer the Strong Interest Inventory which measures interests in vocation and leisure time and can be helpful when deciding upon a major or career path. Fees for each assessment are $20 each for Shoreline Community College students.
Assessments are more than just taking a “test” and reading results. Counselors prefer to meet with students before determining if any formal assessment is needed. If you would like more information about the assessments we offer please make an appointment with a counselor to determine next steps.
Online Resources for Exploring Majors and Careers
Washington Career Bridge
Are you unemployed and looking for a new career path? Do you need more education to enhance your career? Are you looking for the Eligible Training Provider List? Find the education and training you need to get the job you want! To access Washington Career Bridge: Go to www.careerbridge.wa.gov
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! To access O*Net OnLine: Go to www.onetonline.org
Employment Security Department for Washington State
This web site contains data and analysis of Washington State’s employment conditions, economy, job market and work force. The information is gathered by the Washington State Employment Security Department. Find job vacancy rate for our area, employers who hire in particular fields, wages and benefits information as well as, occupation explorer, and training programs and providers. To access Employment Security: Go to https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata
Career One Stop
This web site is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Among the many things you can do on this web site are: explore careers: look up salary + benefits: find education + training: take interest tests: search for jobs: get help with resumes + interviews. To access Career One Stop: Go to www.careeronestop.org
- WOIS/The Career Information System
Use WOIS to explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans to reach your goals, and find the training programs and the right schools to help you achieve your dreams. Whether you are ready to find a job right now, or you want to make a plan for more education and future employment, WOIS has the exploration and planning tools for YOU! To access WOIS: If on campus, www.wois.org. Contact the Counseling Center at 206-546-4594 for information to access WOIS from off-campus.
Career and Life Planning Class
- HUMDV 105 Career Exploration and Life Planning: Identify your unique personality type, interests, values and strengths related to career development and life planning. Explore various career and educational pathways that match your personal and professional goals. Be the architect of your future. Prerequisite: Placement into Engl 100 or ESL 100.
Job and Career Services
Job and Career Services is a collaboration between Advising, the Counseling Center, eLearning Services, and Workforce Education. We strive to support students with career development and readiness for the future.
Job and Career Services support students through:
- Creating opportunities for career exploration and decision making,
- Identifying funding opportunities for career training,
- Educational planning,
- Providing opportunities for networking and connecting to employers, and
- Building job search skills.