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FAQ

Do you advertise information on Facebook and Twitter?

Yes, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for Career updates from the convenience of your phone.

What type of services does the Career Center offer?

Please go to our home page to find everything that we offer. Click on the tab(s) on the left hand side.

Days and times the Career Center is open?

         *Summer 2019

           >Monday – Thursday  8:00 am – 4:30 pm

            >Friday  7:30 am – 2:00 pm

How do I find a job on or off campus?

Please refer to the Career Center Services tab or the I Need To: tab on our home page, then click on Employment.

How can I make a Career Counseling appointment?

Please visit or call the Career Center at (760)744-1150 ext. 2194 to speak with a staff member. Career Counseling appointments are in SU-17 at the San Marcos Campus.

Does the Career Center provide Resume and Cover Letter assistance?

Yes, once you have a good draft, a career counselor will offer constructive comments and suggestions to perfect this job seeking tool. Make an appointment with a Career Counselor to assist you with this process.

I don’t have a resume, how can I start creating one?

The Career Center offers Resume Samples for our visitors to review.  We have Resume Templates on our computer desktops. For job seekers in “resume creation stage” these are valuable and user-friendly tools to begin the process. A RESUME TUTORIAL is also available and accessible on our web site. This is a step by step video demonstration on how to create a Chronological Resume. Remember, in writing a resume, you want to paint a picture of yourself and list all your skills, knowledge, and experience as they pertain to you. Creating a resume is a process and it takes time to get it polished.

Does the Career Center provide interview preparation assistance?

Yes, you can schedule an appointment with a career counselor for a Mock Interview. Please call or stop in the Career Center for more information.

Do you provide assessments on a walk-in-basis?

Yes, a staff member will walk you through the process on the Eureka site for the TRUE COLORS assessment. They will also direct you to other free self-assessment resources.

Do you offer career exploration classes?

The Career Center hosts Counseling 165 – Career Search, a one unit class (unit can apply to an A.A. Degree and is CSU transferable). This class consists of 4 sessions (A, B, C, D). Each session meets for 4 hours. Career Search is held in the Career Center Lab in SU-17. Session A: MBTI and STRONG INVENTORY and additional in-class activities. Session B: Interpretation of these assessments and additional in class assignments. Session C: Complete Career Services Activity & Career Research Assignment and Written Report. Session D: Informational Interviews, the San Diego Labor Market, and complete a “mock” job search class exercise and other tasks. To see dates and times that COUN 165 classes are offered, please visit Palomar College Class Schedule.

How do I enroll in COUN 165 (Career Search) class?

Log on to Student eServices and add the class number you want to enroll in. Please pay close attention to all the dates, times and location where Counseling 165 is offered. **Once enrolled in Counseling 165, you will need to pay a $37 (lecture)/$32 (online) Material Fee at the Cashier’s Office. This fee covers the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Inventory Assessments taken in class. You will need to have this receipt on the first day of class.**

Are Workshops facilitated in the Career Center?

The Career Center hosts a variety of career workshops in the Fall and Spring semesters. Please visit the Upcoming Events section of our home page for up-to-date workshop offerings. All of our workshops are FREE! Students and community members are welcome to attend (please call 760-744-1150 x2194 for information and to reserve your spot).

How can I find which occupations are related to my major?

Please access the Career Center site, click on the I Need To: tab on our home page. You will find a Career and Major Exploration section where you will discover several resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu 17

Career Coffee Hour – Coach

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon 21

Career Coffee Hour – ALDI

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tue 22

Career Coffee Hour – ALDI

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wed 23

Career Coffee Hour – Aerotek

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 24

Career Coffee Hour – Coach

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm