Explore Your Career Options

Curious about your future career options? The Career Center is here to help. Regardless of where you are in deciding your future, knowing your educational and occupational goals can help prepare you to enter a diverse and changing economy.

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Career Assessments

Career assessments help you figure out fields that you may be a good fit for by quizzing you on your interests, learning styles, personality and more. All assessments below are free to MVC students. Make sure you take career assessments when you are not distracted and answer questions with your first initial/gut response for more accurate results. When completed, you are welcome to make an appointment with the career and transfer counselor to discuss your results and options.

The VitaNavisĀ® platform is designed to help students identify and articulate their strengths and interests and translate that information into a better understanding of their career and education opportunities.

Make an account using your student email and enter this access code: mvc-exploration.

Your skills, interests, personality, and values shape your career. Whether you are just starting out or are curious about other careers, these self-assessment tests and tools will help you make the right choice.

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do, and get help deciding on the kinds of careers you might want to explore.

When done, print out and save your results! You will lose your results after you close the web page.

Career Exploration

  • California Career Center: The California Career Center is your career planning website with tools to help you map your future, whether looking ahead to college, apprenticeship, the military or other options.
  • Career One Stop: CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. Job seekers and students can access a variety of free online tools, information and resources.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Learn about Occupations/Careers from A-Z. From What they do, How to Become One, Salary and similar occupations of interest.
  • ONET: an online tool to help you career exploration and job analysis. Learn about occupations based on your current skill set and/or interested industry
  • STEM Careers: Are you interested in anything to do with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Start here!

Internships

  • Internship Finder
    • On this site, you will find virtually all of the information you might need to get started, as well as tips, tricks and advice to make sure that you make the most out of your internship placement.
  • One Day One Job
    • Search thousands of companies and tens of thousands of entry level and intern positions
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
    • Since 1992, HACU has offered one of the best internship programs in the country. The HACU National Internship Program works with federal government agencies and corporate partners to place undergraduate and graduate students in PAID internships.
  • NASA
    • Internships/fellowships may be at a NASA Center or may be at a NASA industry or academic partner.
  • Google
    • No, we don't mean Google internships we mean an internship WITH the Google company.
  • Intern Queen
    • This comprehensive guide from "Intern Queen" Lauren Berger shows students how to land impressive internships, get the most out of them, and dash from work experience to networking to resume building.
  • Internships.com
    • Discover internships. 73,171 internship positions from 34,302 companies located in 8,959 cities across all 50 states.
  • Disney Careers/College Program
    • Magic experience plus paid internships.
  • DreamWorks Early Career Programs
    • DreamWorks offers students and recent grads the opportunity to work alongside artists and storytellers in TV and Feature Animation.

Resources

  • Career One Stop (Videos) : Watch Career Videos to learn more about careers of interest. Videos are by the 16 career clusters recognized by the Department of education and represent over 550 careers
  • MVC Employment Placement

 

 

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