Career Center

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Here you will find resources in the form of handouts, videos, and links to useful websites on a wide range of topics: Career Information, Assessments, Job Searches, Internships, and some Fun Stuff too.

Career Information

EUREKA A powerful on-line interactive tool to explore paths of study, schools and careers. Create your own account using the SBCC site ID code: VUOHNDU.

California Career Zone A web-based career exploration system with a focus on California. 

O*NET A nationally maintained source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. 

My Next Move  A more succinct graphic overview of careers listed through O*NET.

Occupational Outlook Handbook The industry standard: information on hundreds of careers.

Learn How to Become In depth information on careers and job search.

Career Center Library  A collection of books covering a wide range of career fields and majors that are accessible in the Career Center. Every state has different requirements for becoming a great teacher. Click on your state to find out more about what will be required of you on your journey toward becoming a teacher!

Career Assessments

True Colors, a feature of EUREKA.  A personality-based self-assessment that is insightful, quick, and easy to use. The results gives you a four color profile and a list of occupations by color that are coordinated with majors within the EUREKA database.

Riley Guide Assessments The Riley Guide's list of assessments are extensive.

Monster Assessment Tools The mighty monster has gathered many assessment tools in an effort to develop into more than a listing service.

Queendom Career Assessments The best tests for career hunters, about $3.00/test.

UCSB Career Assessments Find testing links indexed by UCSB’s Career Center.

Self Directed Search The Self Directed Search, based on Holland Code $9.95.

Type Logic For those who do the Kiersey Personality Indicator, visit this afterwards.

Job Search

EDD/Labor Market -- Quick Links
Job Search Resources: PDF file of the links below
Job and Internship Fair: Over 40 employers with jobs and internships

Local Job Search Sites

SBCC Job Connection SBCC's FREE online posting system for jobs, internships and volunteer positions.

Craigslist Santa Barbara There are also Craigslists for cities all over the world.

Santa Barbara News Press Classified Local News Paper

Santa Barbara Jobs Online Job Posting Forum

Santa Barbara Independent Local Independent News Paper

Local Employer Sites

City of Santa Barbara Jobs for the City of Santa Barbara

SBCC Employment Employment at SBCC for faculty/Instructor positions

UCSB Jobs Job listing board

County of Santa Barbara Job listing board

Sansum Medical Clinic Job listing board

Cottage Health System Job listing board

Santa Barbara Unified School District Job listing board

Goleta Union School District Job listing board

General & Global Job Search Sites

Career Builder Jobs in Great Places

 Dice  Computer/Technical Jobs

 Employment Guide  Good site to find hourly and skilled jobs, from entry- level to mid management employment opportunities.

 Global Jobs and Internships

Job Star

Link Up

Mashable Jobs  The largest independent news source dedicated to cover and spread the knowledge of social media and technology.


Nation Job Network  Click on California and put Santa Barbara in the key word section if you are looking for a local job.

Oodle Jobs  Provides consumers with a friendly local marketplace to buy sell and trade.

Riley Guide Jobs

Simply Hired Technical Jobs in Southern California

Snagajob  Good site to check for hourly jobs!!!


Employment Agencies

Apple One 

OfficeTeam broad, office related, entry and middle mgt

Select Staffing


Aerotek esp. manufacturing, assembly, job contractors, government

Peopleready esp. general labor, skilled labor, background friendly, Ventura to Santa Maria

Volt Workforce Solutions 

State/Federal Job Sites

California State Parks System
Click here to watch a video about their job opportunities 


Federal Jobs Digest

Job Bank USA

USA Jobs Official site for Federal Jobs


County of Santa Barbara

Intern Queen Inc. A somewhat stylish online resource with national Internship postings and blog tips.

Idealist  Good place to start finding internship, volunteer and job opportunities – whether in your neighborhood or anywhere in the world connecting people and organizations.

Simply Hired   Great place to find internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities locally and around the world.

Indeed  Global job search website.

AFSC  An organization devoted to service, development and peace programs throughout the world.

Earthwatch   Looking for an opportunity in the field of science and research and working towards a sustainable environment? This organization works for the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage collaborating with scientists, educators and general public.

Global Citizens  Global citizens work for the better quality of life around the world and preserve indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies at the same time.

Globe Aware  Conducts volunteer trips around the world to promote cultural awareness and promote sustainability among the host community by teaching skills rather than depending on others to help them in need.


Looksharp  Find exciting internship opportunities across the US, by different categories and majors.

Internsearch  A National Internship Directory which includes detailed descriptions of available internships.

Intern Bound  Mostly in Silicon Valley and Northern California.

GetThatGig  Cool internship opportunities offered in different categories!!!!

Smithsonian  One stop site for internships in art, history and culture, science and technology, research.

LA Times Internships  Paid internships and summer placements usually run from mid-June to late August in the field of journalism.

Washington Post Offers a 12-week paid internship program for the reporters on local, financial, sports and editorial desk.

Carter Center  A non profit organization works to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering through popular education and access to information.

Rising Star  A good place to find entry-level jobs and internships!!!

Los Angeles County Arts Commission  Provides leadership and staff support for the countrywide collaboration for arts education, Arts for All.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences  A non profit organization working towards the advancement of the telecommunications arts and sciences.  Good site to find summer jobs and seasonal staff positions with parks, resorts, camps and environmental organizations.

Fun Stuff

One Day One Job One day one job introduces college students and recent grads to exciting companies.

Careerealism  Career management blog generated by career experts helps job seekers in finding jobs as quickly as possible.

Student branding  Good read for high school and college students helping them find their unique hidden abilities.  Helps students and job seekers to explore their career options and brings clarity in what is right.



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