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. Prerequisite: None.
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 attending thematic workshops offered to students, instructors, staff, and the community during fall and spring semesters on the following topics:
- Effective Résumé
- Successful Interview Strategies
- Choose Your Major
- Researching Careers
- Personality and the Career Match (Prearranged Classroom Presentations)
Effective Résumé workshops address essential resume-writing principles, alternative resume formats, and key content elements. Most importantly, you will learn how to positively present yourself on paper and make the employer interested in you, so you can secure an interview for your ideal job.
Successful Interview Strategies workshops focus on the different interview styles, most commonly asked interview questions, before, during, and after the interview conduct, proper dress code and appearance, as well as body language and self-confidence issues. You have one chance to convince the employer that you are the right candidate for the job. Make it count!
Choose Your Major 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 approach.
Researching Careers workshops are designed to acquaint students with steps involved in career exploration, utilizing the scope of research resources and tools available in the GCC Career Center.
All workshops are conducted in the Career Center, unless indicated otherwise, Mondays – Thursdays, and are one hour in length.
Presented by GCC career counselors or staff.
No prior registration is necessary.
Career Center is located in the San Rafael Building, 2nd floor.
Students, non-students, and staff are welcome to attend.
For additional information, please call (818) 240 -1000, ext. 5407.
Please note that every effort is made to keep this calendar up to date and accurate; however, workshop times are subject to change without notice. We suggest you contact us by phone to confirm prior to attending.
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, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Projections Overview, etc. and browse through our vast collection of other job search resources.