Career Services

Welcome to LMC Career Services! 

 

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Los Medanos College is ready to prepare you for success in the workplace! We are here to assist LMC students with jobs, internships, and learning opportunities to kickstart their careers.

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Schedule an appointment and meet with a career professional so you can learn more about career planning and employment options.  Attend a career workshop, prepare a resume, ace an interview, and compete for an internship for the summer so you can earn college units, along with wages that will help you get ahead based on relevant skills and experience from your major and vocational program choices.  

  • SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

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    Career Counselor -Henry Ta, Appointments available  Tuesdays/Wednesdays

    Career Adviser:  Edward Beanes, Career Exploration/Major Exploration

    Career Services-Cooperative Education:  Cynthia Perez-Nicholas, Resume/Interview Prep/COOP

    Henry Ta, Career Counselor will help you with:

    Major and Career Exploration
    Salary Negotiation
    Industry Trends
    Resume Critique
    Interview Assistance
    Skills Assessment


    Edward Beanes, Career Exploration Program Coordinator

    Career Adviser will help you with:
    Job and Internship Search Assistance
    Industry Trends
    Interview Assistance
    Resume Critique
    Salary Negotiations
    Career Assessments
    Career Exploration
    Career Pathways

  • CAREER WORKSHOPS/ONLINE MEETUPS

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    Ramp up your Resume!

    Designed for students unsure of where to begin in writing a resume. We'll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting.

    Job Search Strategies 

    Provides an overview of key steps in the job search process, including job search myths, a discussion of various job search methods, essential job search tools and strategies, and how to make the process more manageable!

    Ace your Interview!

    Designed to help students learn how to prepare for the interview in terms of researching the employer, knowing what to expect in an interview, how to dress properly, how to combat anxiety, and more.

    21st Century Skills To Pay The Bills 

    Learn the work habits and character traits that are necessary to succeed in this rapidly changing world. Fortunately,  just like learning any new subject, 21st Century Skills can be taught, practiced, and incorporated into everyone's life. 

    How to Begin Your State Career

    The State of California is the largest employer in California. Come and learn about the jobs you may qualify for based on your education level and the the steps to apply.

    How to compete for internship... Prepare and Explore!

    Learn how internships can be an effective way of gaining valuable experience from most industries.  We will identify key steps and resources to help students navigate internship opportunities both locally and nationally.

    LinkedIn how, what, and why!

    Want to learn how to utilize the #1 online professional networking tool for your job search? Learn the basics of LinkedIn, including setting up a profile, managing account settings, how to add and remove connections, work with the Inbox, and how to join Groups.

    Choosing a Major-Online ZOOM

    Unsure about your major? Ever wonder how your major relates to future careers? Come to this workshop to learn how to navigate the career and major exploration processes, discover career options and specific majors available at LMC and beyond. Learn how your interests, personality, skills, and values can assist you to evaluate which career is the best match for you.    **Virtual Sessions, Online Workshops-ZOOM:  We will be using CCCConfer/Zoom Technology and host online career workshops for students at LMC.

 

Career Assessments

Today's workers change jobs and careers more frequently than their parents did. How do young workers make decisions and educational choices that will lead to the careers they want?

With career assessment, exploration and planning you can:

  • Identify your interests, values, skills, personality and goals

  • Create a clear pathway

  • Make informed adjustments as you develop experience and preferences for careers.

 

  • CAREER COACH ASSESSMENT

    https://losmedanos.emsicc.com/?radius=&region=Contra%20Costa

    Take a Career Assessment to learn about yourself and your interests. Browse Careers and learn relevant information on wages, employment, education and training you will need. Link with programs that directly lead or relate to your desired career interests. Utilize the resume builder to a quick start to creating a professional resume. Visit our Career Counselor, Henry Ta and/or our career adviser, Edward Beanes, and have each interpret results from your career assessment.(Please print out the full career assessment report and bring to your appointment).

  • WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR

    https://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major

    “Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.”

    o ““Developed by University of Tennessee Center for Career Development, this thorough resources provides information on common majors and areas you may end up working in, employers, and strategies on how to enter into such fields. Links to professional associations, occupational outlook, miscellaneous related resources and employment websites are all featured for each major“

  • VAULT INTERNSHIPS/CAREERS

    http://www.vault.com/

    “Find out what it's really like to work within an industry, company, or profession, and how to position yourself to start, advance, or change your career.” Log in with your student email to utilized our subscribed service to Vault


help wanted

Need a Job?  Searching for work experiences that relate to your major?  Apply for employment and internships that can support your major and career goals with College Central Network!

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“Search for on-campus jobs, local jobs and internship postings, upload a resume today!”   If you want to speak to a representative from our local partners, Opportunity Junction, please click below for more information.

 

  • OPPORTUNITY JUNCTION

     

    Opportunity Junction

     

    Need a job while in school?

    Find information about current employment opportunities on campus and in East Contra Costa County
    Attend workshops and orientations about job search skills, resume development, and more
     

    Hours: Thursday 1:00-5:00pm     Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

    Location: Transfer & Career Services (Top Floor, Student Services)

    To schedule an appointment call  (925) 473-7444 today!


undecided about your major?

Career Resource Links

Career links to help you identify your career direction.  Connect your career direction to a career goal, organize what you will need to land the job you want, and validate your career choices with real on hands internship/apprenticeship experiences!

  • ORANGE COUNTY CAREER CAFE

    https://www.occareercafe.com/

    A Virtual career center from Orange County California Community Colleges-(for all students)

  • CALIFORNIA CAREER ZONE

    https://www.cacareerzone.org/

    “The California CareerZone site is powered by Headed2, a secure career exploration and coaching platform which can be accessed from anywhere to continuously connect learning with earning. Headed2 is an educational technology company focused on career and transition planning. Their mission is to help people explore, plan for and pursue careers that reflect their passion, skills, and life goals.”

    “The California CareerZone site is a career exploration and coaching platform

  • O*NET OnLine

    https://www.onetonline.org/

    “An occupational database to learn about all types of occupational tasks, skills, specialized knowledge, work activities, context, level of education, wages & employment”

  • OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK

    https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

    Occupational Outlook online will support your career goals with key labor market information regarding requirements, and licensures for many occupations from all industry sectors

  • LINKED IN

    Linked In Tutorial

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    More than 85 million students are registered with Linked In from around the globe.  Prepare your profile and utilize networks that can support your career goals!  

 

Los Medanos College Career Services

 

  • DON'T CANCEL CLASS For FACULTY AT LMC

    As an alternative to canceling class, or as a regular presentation, The Transfer & Career Services would be happy to talk to your students about a variety of career and transfer topics.  Current Fall workshops include:

    Career Workshops:  10-15 min overviw of Transfer/Career Sevices (Brief review of career workshops, university rep visits, university tours and employer meet ups)

    How to Make your Resume Pop!  Identifying key details of resume and development of specifics relevant to majors and interests of students pursuing internships and other career related employment.

    COOP, Getting units for work as well as exploring industry through our Cooperative Work Experience Education, CWEE (30 minutes)

    Job Search Strategies: 

    Get Noticed By Your Dream Company
    Search for the Right Jobs
    Use Your Network. ...
    Rank Well on Google. ...
    Job Search Where Companies Are Hiring. ...
    Make Sure Companies Can Find You. ...
    Ace the Job Interview.

    Undecided/Undeclared?  Major Exploration and Career Exploration, finding jobs and experiences that are relevant to majors and careers chosen.  Explore and learn more about industry and key requirements based on labor market projections and trends.

    Using our College Central Network Orientation, Exploring jobs, internships, volunteer and other employment based on our localized job board hosted by LMC.

    Skill Identification:  Supporting students with identifying key success skills, as well as technical and other skills relevant to majors and careers as they earn and learn from internships, and or other industries-transferable skills.  

    Crush your Interview!  Learn about the importance of interviewing, strategies needed to compete and earn a good job and or career!

  • CAREER TREKS

     

     

     

    Career Treks are a career exploration experience that provides you with an opportunity to visit local companies in-person. Career Treks offer you an opportunity to meet and network with the company’s employees. Treks typically consist of a behind-the-scenes tour of a company's facilities, an overview of the company, an understanding of its organizational culture, and its employment and internship opportunities.


Career Services Staff

Front Desk Phone: (925) 473-7444
Rachel Anicetti, Director, Transfer & Career Services
Cynthia Perez-Nicholas , Career Services Coordinator
Edward Beanes, Career Exploration Coordinator
Henry Ta, Career Counselor
 
Hours & Location

Location: Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SS4)
Front Desk Fall and Spring Semester Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday
Important Dates and Events

Join the weekly Transfer & Career Services email list for to get notified of upcoming programs, workshops, events, and cool internships!