Career Center: Resources

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Online Career Resources

Buzzfile

The most advanced company information database, Buzzfile allows students to filter a directory of 18 million companies by location, number of employees, annual revenues, and by more than 18,000 industry categories! The “Employers by Major” feature allows students to search employers by zip code who hire graduates of a specified major.

California CareerZone®

Designed especially for students, users are encouraged to work through the Interest Profiler, Work Importance Profiler, and Assess Yourself assessment based on the Holland Codes for self-exploration. Comprehensive information on 900 occupations includes state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and much more.

The Campus Career Coach

Practical information and real-world answers to career questions for college students. Read articles on different careers, browse the resume gallery and job search guides, and check out their resource links. You can even use the "Ask a Coach" feature to get answers to your questions from career development professionals.

CareerOneStop

The flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor, this website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

Careers Out There™

Help answer the “what careers are there” and “what career is right for me” questions by featuring interviews with real professionals who talk about what they do at work, who makes the right fit for their paths, how to break in and how to succeed.

Dr.Kit

Watch hundreds of video interviews with people working in different career fields, and with students studying different majors.

Employment Development Department

The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) is the official source for California Labor Market Information. The LMID promotes California's economic health by providing information to help people understand California's economy and make informed labor market choices. They collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on California's labor force, industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and other important labor market and economic data.

Employment With a Disability Resource Guide

If you’re a person living with a disability, questions may come up that another job seeker may not have to answer. You may wonder how a place of employment would make accommodations for you, or if there are certain companies that focus on helping people with disabilities find employment. This guide has that information and more.

Gladeo

Gladeo is a non-profit that promotes and fosters career exploration for students of diverse backgrounds. Their online platform helps students navigate career paths by allowing them to take a free personality/skills test and learn about what career paths may be suited to them. Their content shows students what steps they can take to pursue a particular career and how to connect with relevant resources and organizations.

How to Choose a Major

Informational Interviewing & Job Shadowing

An informational interview is a process in which individuals gather information about a particular field or occupation from an industry professional. This is an excellent way to explore whether or not you would be satisfied working in the profession of interest. Check out this informational interview tutorial that has a list of sample questions which can be useful when planning for an informational interview.

Job shadowing can be thought of as an expanded informational interview. During your job shadow experience, you follow the professional you’re shadowing through his or her work day. You observe the rigors of the job, the company culture, and ask lots of questions. Where an informational interview typically lasts about a half hour, a job shadowing experience can be anywhere from a few hours, to a day, to a week or more, depending on what you can mutually arrange with the person you’ve chosen to shadow.

Internships & Volunteering

Internships are an important way to get real-world experience in the career field you are pursuing. Popular websites, like Indeed, Internships.com, and ZipRecruiter, list internship opportunities. Statistics show that employers are more likely to hire college graduates that have internship experience. Some internships are paid, and most offer school credit!

Volunteering is another way to explore different careers, gain experience for your resume, network with others, and help organizations make a positive impact in your community. Plus, many colleges and universities consider students' volunteer experiences when making admissions decisions.

Jobs Made Real

The idea for this website was created in response to teens saying they do not know what people really do in their jobs, and therefore find it difficult to decide on a career direction. The website features thousands of videos of people doing their jobs and provides statistical data on job forecast and career information.

Learn How to Become

Provides in-depth information on how to pursue a myriad of careers, as well as how to conduct an effective job search in a variety of fields and industries. Learn How to Become has guides that include insight and advice from several experts and extensive research on different career paths.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This Bureau of Labor Statistics website provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, for 334 occupational profiles covering about 84 percent of the jobs in the economy. Use this guide to get started.

o*net® OnLine

The nation's primary source of occupational information, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

Roadmap to Careers

Align your interests to a fulfilling career for free with Roadmap to Careers! Discover how the things you like can connect you to a rewarding career you’ll love. Drawing from Roadtrip Nation’s library of thousands of candid video interviews with professionals from all walks of life, Roadmap to Careers showcases real stories of the struggles and successes you might encounter on your road to a fulfilling career - and equips you with the tools you’ll need to take your first steps to build a livelihood that’s true to who you are.

Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation empowers individuals to explore who they are and what they want to do with their lives. Through a public television series, online resources, and an educational curriculum, Roadtrip Nation helps career-seekers connect to real-world professionals and discover pathways aligned with their interests.

Salary Surfer

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office provides comparative information about the earnings of recent graduates who received an award in a specific program area at California community colleges, using the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. This tool also provides information on which colleges offer programs in those specific disciplines. The Salary Surfer does not contain information about wages earned by community college students who transfer to a four-year institution.

Talent Desk

What Jobs Can You Get with Your Degree? Talent Desk uses US Census Data to report which careers people choose based on their educational backgrounds and how much they earn in those positions. All data is reported for bachelor's degrees. National earnings data and job growth projections are collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Upwork

Freelancing is a great way to make an extra income for students. Learn how to turn your talents into pay with the world's largest freelancing platform.

What Can I Do With a Major In...

Wondering how to connect majors to careers? The University of Tennessee (UT) has compiled information to help you! Click on any area of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Understand that the areas are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and not a comprehensive list. Explore multiple majors to learn about a wide range of career opportunities. Not all majors listed are offered at Antelope Valley College.

Accounting

Advertising     

Africana Studies

Agricultural Leadership

American Studies       

Animal Science

Anthropology/Archaeology

Architecture    

Art

Art History

Asian Studies 

Athletics/Sport

Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology

Biochemistry  

Biological Sciences

Biosystems Engineering        

Business Analytics     

Business Studies

Chemistry

Child/Family Studies  

Cinema Studies

Communication Studies

Computer Science     

Construction

Counseling

Criminal Justice         

Dance

Economics

Education       

Electronic Media/Broadcasting

Emergency Management

Engineering    

English

Environmental Studies/Science

Finance          

Food Science

Foreign Language

Forensic Science       

Forestry

Geography

Geology          

Global/International Studies

Graphic Design

Healthcare Sciences  

History

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management

Humanities/Liberal Studies    

Human Resource Management

Human Services

Information/Library Sciences

Interior Design

Journalism

Judaic Studies

Kinesiology

Landscape Architecture

Latin American Studies          

Law

Linguistics

Logistics/Supply Chain Management

Management

Management Information Systems

Marine Science          

Marketing

Mathematics   

Medicine         

Meteorology

Music

Music Business          

Neuroscience

Nursing

Nutrition          

Philosophy

Physics

Plant Biology  

Plant Sciences

Political Science

Psychology

Public Administration

Public Health

Public Relations         

Recreation Administration

Religious Studies

Retail/Merchandising 

Social Work

Sociology

Sport Management    

Statistics

Theater

Urban Studies

Wildlife/Fisheries

Women's

University Information

ASSIST

An online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

Cal State Apply

The California State University's website where you can learn more about a CSU campus, compare campuses, search CSU degrees and majors, search transfer degrees from community colleges to CSU campuses, review admission requirements, and how to apply.

University of California

The University of California's website where you can learn more about the nine UC campuses, research transfer information and major preparation requirements, review admission requirements, information on affording UC, and how to apply.

Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities

Last updated: June 8, 2021