Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting the International Student Program.

Modesto Junior College

Career Assessments

The Career Center serves the career development needs of MJC students and the local community by providing resources for career exploration. Choosing an academic major and a career are important decisions.

Our experienced and friendly staff is available to help you explore occupations and career fields through our extensive resources. Our goal is to provide you with helpful information to assist you in making one of the most important decisions which will influence the course of your life.

In the Center you will find extensive information and resources such as:

 

Eureka - The California Career Information System

EurekaIf you are wondering what career may be best for you... or you need help in finding the right college...or you would like to research scholarships or grants for which you may be eligible...then you are at the right web site!

Self-Assessments/Questionnaires such as MicroSkills, Occu-Sort, and True Colors are available through Eureka.

EUREKA has been helping students plan their careers for more than 25 years. With EUREKA, you can research Colleges and Universities, take assessment tests to help you find careers that may be right for you, learn about programs of study available for your chosen career, and learn how to search for scholarships and grants for which you may be eligible.

As their slogan indicates... EUREKA is "a Goldmine of Career and Educational Information!"

You can utilize Eureka's many resources in our office or online at home. To access the website at home you need to come by our office and pick up the Site ID Code needed to create an online account.  Eureka 


Interest-Based and Personality Self-Assessments
Available with an MJC Counselor Referral

Strong Interest Inventory: For nearly 80 years, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment has helped organizations attract and retain the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals in their search for a rich and fulfilling life of work and leisure. The most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world, the newly revised Strong is more powerful than ever, with major updates and new content that reflect the way we work and learn today:

New focus on business and technology careers and the key skills required to work successfully in teams.
New, more precise 5-point answer format to help your clients pinpoint the most satisfying career, educational and leisure choices.
New Basic Interest scales - the most extensive revision since their creation in 1968 - including the fast-growing fields of computer hardware and electronics, marketing and advertising, finance and investing.
New and revised Occupational Scales, including Computer & IS Manager, Network Administrator, Financial Manager, and ESL Instructor. (Cost $10) 

Myers/Briggs: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, it offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. Versatile and dependable, the MBTI tool sets the stage for lifelong learning and development.

The MBTI assessment is used to develop individuals, teams, and organizations to meet today's challenges in such areas as communication, team building, leadership, and career management. Individuals and organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies, use more than 2 million assessments worldwide each year. Form M of the instrument has 93 items and provides the basic MBTI four-letter type. (Cost $8)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook HandbookFor hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:

  • Training and education needed
  • Earnings
  • Expected job prospects
  • What workers do on the job
  • Working conditions

In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.  Please visit their website for more information The Occupational Outlook Handbook.



OnetThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.

Visit their website for more information:  http://www.onetcenter.org

 

The New Guide for Occupational Exploration

  Guide for Occupational ExplorationThe New Guide for Occupational Exploration helps you uncover your career interest match your interest through jobs and plan your educcation and future.

 

 

 

 

Books available in the Career Center:

 

 

Career Development and Transfer Center

Contact Us

Phone: (209) 575-6239
Fax: (209) 575-6408

Location

East Campus
Student Center
Located in back of Student Center rotunda next to bookstore.

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM