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Career Classes and Workshops

Taking a Career Class for credit or attending a workshop or Career Center event can be a great way to help you define your career direction, build job search skills or get school credit.

Classes for Credit

There are several classes you can take for credit in which you will explore career options and learn important career developing skills.

selfpaced PD 191A Career Planning: A Self-Directed Approach, 1 credit. A self-paced, individualized career planning course which includes career assessment, career counseling and independent research.  Course is available either through online assignments or Career Center research. 
careerplanning PD 110 Career Planning and Decision-Making, 3 credits. A comprehensive approach to career and educational planning: values clarification, skills analysis, decision-making, goal setting and job search.
collegesucess PD 100 College Success, 3 credits. Students clarify their educational objectives and develop the skills necessary to reach them.  Course topics include time management, reading and study skills, goal-setting, career planning and communication skills.
wxp WEXP290 General Work Experience 1, 2 or 3 credits.  These courses are supervised employment, internships or volunteer work intended to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes and career awareness.

NON-Credit Career Classes

PD NC001 - Personalized Career Planning:  8 hours. Focuses on personal assessment of strengths, interests, values, personality and abilities. Effective decision making models are explored. Class includes results from the two career assessments (at no cost): the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.

PD NC002 - Strategic Job Search: 8 hours. Course helps students develop and implement a strategic career and job search plan.  Students learn about sources of occupational information, and how to create an effective resume and  interview for success.

Events & Workshops

The SBCC Career Center offers a series of events & workshops each semester for students on a variety of topics.  All workshops are located in the Career Center and are 1 hour long unless otherwise indicated.
Note: These events are not for academic credit.

Figure Out Your Major: Start planning your education and career path

Various dates throughout the semester
Not sure which major is the best for you? Start the process of figuring out an education and career path by deciding your major in this workshop.
*Limited to 5 students per session.
Contact Janna Mori at to secure a spot.

The Value of an Internship & How to Get One
Tuesday, January 30, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Getting an internship can increase your school and career options. Come find out why and how to get one.

Preparing for a Job Interview

Wednesday, January 31, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Nervous about interviewing? You aren’t alone! Learn tips and tricks to gain confidence so that you can nail your next interview.

Creating a Great Resume & Cover Letter: 10 Important Things You Need to Know 

Thursday, February 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will land you the job you want.

How to Get Hired for the Police Force: Santa Barbara Police Department Presentation
Tuesday, February 20
Time and Location: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Career Center
Find out about working for the police force and the process of getting hired. Bring your questions!

Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What are the ins and outs of getting a law degree and why should you get one (or not)?

CA Conservation Corps
Thursday, February 22, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Want to work outdoors? Find out how to get paid while you learn skills that can lead to a meaningful career like fire fighting, energy, forestry, and more! 

Americorps/City Year Presentation
Wednesday, February 28, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Interested in teaching? Make a difference! Learn how to join and help fight the school national dropout crisis! City Year provides tutors, mentors and role models in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate. 

Creating a Great Resume & Cover Letter: 10 Important Things You Need to Know  
Thursday, March 1, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will land you the job you want.

for a Job Interview
Monday, March 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nervous about interviewing? You aren’t alone! Learn tips and tricks to gain confidence so that you can nail your next interview.

How to Get Hired for the Job You Want: Top 10 Tips  
Tuesday,March 6, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come to hear the top 10 tips on how you can get hired for the job you want. Bring your questions!

Careers in Apparel & Fashion Industry: A Presentation by the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
March 14, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Learn about dynamic careers: trend forecasting, fashion design, manufacturing, merchandising, digital advertising and more

How I Made It: Careers Working With Animals
Tuesday, March 20, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location PS 101
Employer panel of individuals who work with animals. Come ask questions and find out about their career journeys!

Networking & LinkedIn Link to Reaching Your Career Goals
Tuesday. April 10 & Wednesday, April 18, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn how to use LinkedIn to your advantage for your job search and professional networking. You will be able to create and/or work on your Profile in this workshop. Limited to 6 students/session.

How I Made It: Careers in Graphic Design & Photography
Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meet in EBS 301
A panel of designers and photographers will share their education and career journeys, and how they have been able to make a living using their artistic talents.

How I Made It: Medical Imaging: Careers Paths in Radiography/Sonography
A wide variety of medical imaging specialists, and who work in different types of medical settings, will share about their education and career journeys.
Monday, April 23, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in A 211

Note: If you cannot attend any of the sessions, our services include dropping in to speak to a career counselor during our open office hours. Please stop by to speak with us about your path at SBCC!

All fairs will be held in Friendship Plaza outside the cafeteria on East Campus from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Job & Internship Fair Week – Feb. 5 – Feb. 8, 6 employers/day
Job & Internship Fair – Wed. March 7
Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair – Wed., March 14 
Click here to see Job & Internship Fair participants









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