Career counseling represents one of the core support services available to GCC students. It is a process designed to empower individuals with self-knowledge and position them to make a sound career decision with confidence. Our professionally trained career counselors are experts at guiding students in making the best educational and career choices and enriching their knowledge of the world of work.
Regular contact with a career counselor is critical to students’ academic progress and future professional success. In addition to helping students with choosing a major and charting their respective career course, career counselors provide assistance with internship planning and selection, resume development, interview preparation, job retention, career advancement, and other issues associated with the needs of a person embarking on and managing their career journey.
Note: Career counseling is available by appointment only and is reserved for currently enrolled students.
To make an informed career decision, involves asking yourself a series of key questions. Determining who you are, what motivates you, what you are good at, and what you want out of life will enable you to select an academic major and career path that would best suit you as an individual. Career assessment, also referred to as self-assessment, is designed to help you accomplish just that. You'll find career assessment to be an engaging and interesting process. It revolves around you and equips you with self-exploration tools that can serve you well in developing your career today and in navigating your professional path throughout your life.
Career Search Components
Career assessment inventories featured on this page will allow you to evaluate your personality style, work relevant interests, core values, academic strengths, and desired future job skills.
Note: Career assessment is available by referral from a GCC Career Counselor.
Learn about your attitudes and mental functions with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument and pinpoint occupational fields that would favor your personality style and values by recognizing:
Find the path that's right for you and choose a career you can be passionate about. The Strong Interest Inventory® can be an effective tool in enabling you to:
Knowing your key transferable skills and prioritizing your natural areas of strength will enhance your career management ability and employment prospects. Apply the SkillScan assessment results to:
Research is the cornerstone of any decision-making process. Targeted and thorough exploration of the world of work will ensure sound career planning results and professional development. To determine which career would be a good match for you, we encourage you to take advantage of the career information resources you may find in the Career Center and on our website.
EUREKA© provides access to all of the information you need in one place - identify your skills, research careers, search for schools, link to job openings, and learn how to be successful in your own job search!
RECOMMENDED WEB RESOURCES allow users to explore the link between majors and work opportunities, examine occupational descriptions, educational requirements, employment statistics and salary trends, and to improve their job-hunting skills.