8-week Student Development 125 - Career Planning classes focus on the essential aspects of the career development process, respective career possibilities, and a successful transition into the world of work.
Note: This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 191 or ESL 141.

A 16-week Student Development 145 - Academic and Career Success class is a survey course designed to increase academic motivation and career success throughout the life span. The primary goal of this course is to examine how an individual's psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors impact academic achievement and personal life choices. Topics include learning theory; achievement motivation; identity development; critical thinking strategies; study and time management techniques; career exploration, decision making, and vocational planning. Transfer Credit: CSU,UC
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 191 or ESL 141.


Enhance your career awareness and job-hunting savvy by taking advantage of thematic workshops conducted by GCC Career Counselors during fall and spring semesters on the following topics:

  • Undecided / Undeclared Major / Career
  • Effective Résumé
  • Successful Interview Strategies
  • Personality and the Career Match (Prearranged Classroom Presentations)

Undecided / Undeclared Major / Career workshops provide valuable advice on what factors to consider when choosing a major and the important role your interests, values, and skills play in developing a sound decision-making strategy.

Effective Résumé workshops address essential resume-writing principles, alternative resume formats, and key content elements. By attending this workshop, you will learn how to positively present yourself on paper and make the employer interested in you. Only a well-written resume can secure an interview for your ideal job!

Successful Interview Strategies workshops focus on the different interview styles, most commonly asked interview questions, the before, during, and after interview conduct, proper dress code and appearance, and self-confidence issues. You have one chance to convince the employer that you are the right candidate for the job. Make it count!

To register for any of the sessions, log into MyGCC | Main Menu | Workshops | Career Workshops.

Please note: The Undecided / Undeclared Major / Career workshops are reserved for currently enrolled students and serve as a gateway to an appointment with a career counselor.
Non-students may attend Resume and Interview workshops on a room-available basis. For additional workshop information, including their locations and times, visit the Career Center Events page at:
For questions, please call (818) 240 - 1000, ext. 5407 or drop by the Career Center in the San Rafael Building, 2nd floor.

Free Information Packets

Stop by the Career Center to request a free copy of Résumé Writing Guidelines, Marketing Cover Letter, Doing Well on Your Job Interview, Informational Interviewing Tips, etc. and browse through our vast collection of other job search and career-exploration resources.

Last updated: 6/18/2015 5:21:18 PM