WELCOME TO CAREER SERVICES AT CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE

2600 Mission Bell Drive, Administration and Applied Arts Building, Room AA217
Lisa Franklin, Career Development Services Coordinator
510-215-6010 / careerservices@contracosta.edu

Career Services is here to make your career development journey exciting. Drop in or make an appointment. You never know where it may lead you.

DROP-IN HOURS: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Welcome Center
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: 510-215-6010 or careerservices@contracosta.edu

Our Services

Choose a Career or Major that Fits

CHOOSE A CAREER OR MAJOR THAT FITS

Not sure what career or major to pursue? Follow these steps:

  1. Take a career assessment on Career Coach or the California CareerZone to learn more about careers tied to your interests, work values, and skills.
  2. Explore careers on Career Coach. Search by career or degree to find out how much jobs in a particular field pay, how many current openings there are in the Bay Area, and what kind of education and skills you’ll need to land a position in that field—all valuable information when making such an important decision.
  3. Explore majors and related careers on What Can I Do with This Major.
  4. Make an appointment with a Counselor in Student Services for help with mapping an educational path to your ideal career.

Find a Great Job

FIND A GREAT JOB

On Contra Costa College’s online job board, you’ll find jobs posted specifically for students and alumni. Each job is screened by Career Services before it posts. Upload or build a resume and then apply directly through the website.

Create or Update a Resume

CREATE or UPDATE A RESUME

Check out these great examples, then build your resume using one of these sites:

Career Coach

Career Coach makes things easy: Enter a job title then Career Coach will generate a checklist of related duties that you select from then will insert them into your resume.

College Central

Upload your resume onto the site or use the resume builder. College Central will automatically forward your resume to Career Services, where it will be reviewed then returned to you with feedback. Once it’s approved, you’ll be able to easily apply to any job posting on the College Central site and employers will be able to view your resume.

Resume Review

Already have a resume? Stop by Career Services during drop-in hours to get your resume critiqued.

Ace an Interivew

ACE AN INTERVIEW

Watch the interview videos on College Central or California Career Café, where you’ll learn to formulate stand-out answers using the STAR method. Review the hundreds of great interview questions with sample answers on quintcareers.com.

Prefer to receive help in person? Come to the Career Services office for individual assistance or attend an on-campus workshop.

 

Find an Internship

FIND AN INTERNSHIP

Did you know you can get college credit for interning? Not to mention new skills, connections with people who can help you with your career, and great experience to add to your resume. Search for internships on College Central.

Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering is not only a way to give back to the community. It’s a chance to gain new skills and build valuable experience. Check out volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

 

Attend a Workship

WORKSHOPS:

  • Find a Great Job
  • Build A Resume That Will Get You Noticed
  • Write a Stellar Cover Letter
  • Interview with Confidence
  • Connect with LinkedIn

 

Meet with a Career Coach

MEET WITH A CAREER COACH

Stop by the Career Services office during drop-in hours or make an appointment.

Federal College Work Study Employment on Campus
Federal College Work Study (FCWS) is a Financial Aid award which allows students who are receiving financial aid to work on-campus to receive the stipend.   In order to qualify for Federal College Work Study, students must submit their FAFSA on or before March 2nd, prior to the next academic year, and they must also mark YES on the Work Study box of the FAFSA.

A limited number of on-campus FCWS funded student positions are available prior to, at the beginning of and during each semester.   An eligible list of Federal College Work Study students is established prior to the beginning of each academic year.  If you are receiving financial aid but have not yet received a FCWS award letter, you may still inquire about your potential Federal Work Study status from the Financial Aid or Job Placement office.

Once a student is on the eligible FCWS priority list, the Job Placement office refers the student to available on campus jobs onz a first come, first served basis.    When a student receives a job offer for an on-campus FCWS funded position, they need to report back to the Job Placement office for further instructions in order to complete the necessary forms for student employment.   Please note: Federal College Work Study funded positions are limited to a maximum of 15 hours per week when classes are in session.


CalWORKs Employment on Campus

In order to be eligible for CalWORKs, students must have dependent children and be receiving aid from the county Department of Employment and Human Services.   Once enrolled in the CalWORKs program, students interested in CalWORKs Work Study should request a referral to the Job Placement office for referral to available position on campus. CalWORKs Work Study funded positions are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week when classes are in session.


Other Student Employment on Campus

On-campus employment for students not receiving Financial Aid or CalWORKs benefits is limited.  Individual campus departments occasionally hire student workers part-time.  Students may apply in person at any of the following departments: College Bookstore, Buildings & Grounds (North end of Receiving Building), Business Services (room AA-201), and Police Services (South end of Receiving Building).


On Campus Student Employee Requirements

All student employees must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher and maintain a course load of six (6) or more units during the Spring & Fall semesters and .5 or more units during the Summer intersession. (Contra Costa College Policy B2000.5)
Job Placement Services

Contra Costa College Job Placement Services also offers the following lifetime services by appointment only to any current student, graduate & alumnus:

•  Referral to internship opportunities
•  Access to career opportunities
•  Individual interview coaching
•  Expert professional resume and cover letter preparation