Online Career Resources
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.
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.
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.
Watch hundreds of video interviews with people working in different career fields, and with students studying different majors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A student-led, student-based, global, federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Pre-Health Shadowing provides students with free services such as virtual shadowing, research/volunteer opportunities, and more! They have impacted over 40,000 students across the world. They are recognized for outstanding success in providing certifiable virtual shadowing hours, community engagement, and partnership with the AAMC which provides valuable resources at no cost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.