Explore Your Career Options

We provide resources and guidance to help students research careers, gain career experience, earn credit for internships, and hone their professional development skills, including resume writing. We also maintain up-to-date online resources, provide individual assistance, facilitate workshops, and host on-campus events.

Research Careers

To get started on researching careers that best fit your interests, skills and/or experience, consider using the following resources and/or reaching out to a counselor who can help you explore your interests and career goals in more depth. 

Career Coach

Find regional labor market information. Explore occupations/career options, wages, and employment projections. You can also view related job postings, and find out what programs we offer that relate to your interest area(s). Use our Career Coach Worksheet

Roadtrip Nation’s Roadmap

Learn from leaders in a variety of industries. Watch their video interviews as they engage in honest and transparent conversations about their struggles and successes on their career path. Find tips on how to start planning your own career journey.

Note: This tool requires mySierra log in; click on “Discover Career and Salaries” in mySierra.

California Career Zone

Explore, plan, and prepare for a career using the tools and personalized pathway recommendations. This resource is specifically for anyone planning to work in California.

O*Net Online

Review national labor market information and find a variety of occupations by category, such as bright outlook and green economy sector. Learn about occupations that fit your interests, training, skills and experience.

Gain Career Experience

If you’re looking to find a job and/or gain work experience in your chosen field, consider using the following resources to help you explore your options.

College Central Network

Find full-time, part-time, internships, on-campus and volunteer opportunities available to Sierra College students and alumni. Connect with professionals for mentoring and career experience. Gain valuable career advice through podcasts and videos. Learn more about College Central Network.

Student Employment 

Learn more about Work-Study, CalWORKS, and on-campus jobs at Sierra College. All student employment is through our Financial Aid Office. 

Informational Interviews and Job Shadows

Gain strategies for how to learn about careers and build relationships with industry professionals.

Internship for Credit

Find full-time, part-time, internships, on-campus and Earn college credit through an internship. 

County of Placer Resources for Job Seekers 

Subscribe to receive job leads, learn about job fairs, and connect with hiring managers at Job Connections events in the area. 

Indeed.com

Search millions of jobs online, post your resume, read company reviews, and find job seeker tips and advice.

Invention and Inclusive Innovation (I3) Learning

Career and Technical Education

Gainful Employment

Workforce Training and Development

Professional Develpement(2000 600)

Professional Development

Being prepared is the best way to gain confidence in seeking a job and presenting yourself in the most professional manner possible. Consider using the following resources to prepare.

Use the video lesson series to learn and practice 21st Century skills needed for college and career success.

Use our guide to find meaningful work, to lead a strategic job search, create an unforgettable resume and cover letter, and conduct a memorable interview.

Find contact information for local agencies that provide career and employment services.