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Welcome to Career Services in the Center for Academic Transitions! Our mission is to support Palo Alto College by providing services and programs that further the educational and career goals of students and alumni.

Broadly, we offer career exploration and job readiness assistance to students and alumni. Career Services assists with:

  • Choosing your major
  • Planning your career path
  • Preparing for your job and internship search
  • Developing personal and professional skills to help you succeed

Look through the resources below to see how we can help! And check the Career Services Calendar to the right for information about upcoming events and activities!

 


 

Education and Career Planning 

Icons - ProfileFocus 2 is an online tool that lets you plan out your educational goals and explore career options.

  • Explore majors based on personality self-assessments
  • Research careers associated with specific majors
  • Compare multiple occupations at once
  • Learn important industry data and facts
  • Create a personal Action Plan and Career Portfolio

Create your Profile today! - Your Access Code: palomino 

 



Self-Assessment Tools 

Keirsey Temperament Sorter: Take this assessment and find out if your personality is a Guardian, Idealist, Rationalist, or Artisan!

Jung Typology Test: This test is based on typological research into personality. Once complete, you’ll know your 4-letter Type. Discover careers, find out which famous people share your Type, and more!

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Major & Career Exploration Resources 

JobsCandid Career or Career Spots Videos: Offer a variety of videos with career professionals, as well as tips and tricks for job hunting, interview dress, etc.

DegreeStory: Browse or search stories from students and professionals to help you choose the right degree.

Career Coach: Find a good career by knowing current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Also offers a basic resume builder!

My Alamo Career: This brings together career and education training information with online tools to assist in achieving your goals.

Big Future Career Browser: Browse major and career profiles by categories, keyword, or interest.

Texas H.O.T. Jobs: Search for health-related career info specific to Texas.

Texas Reality Check: Provides three methods for you to compare occupations, lifestyles, and salary goals to recommend careers that might work for you.

Occupational Outlook Handbook:This guide to career information includes information on hundreds of occupations!

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Job & Internship Readiness 

Before you start your job search, you need to be prepared.

Things to do:

  • Create/ edit resumes, cover letters, and other documents needed for the application process.
  • Create a list of 3-6 references. Don’t forget to ask permission!
  • Make a check list: full-time or part-time? Do you have the skills to work in fast food, retail, manufacturing? Knowing “wants & needs” will help you search more efficiently.
  • Schedule a Mock Interview with the Career Services team! Practice makes perfect, and a practice interview is one way to help you make a great first impression.

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Optimal Resume 

Optimal Resume helps you Create, Present, Manage, and Share your professional credentials:

  • Resumes, Cover Letters, Thank You Letters
  • E-Portfolios and websites
  • And more!

Creating an account is free and this online platform can be accessed from ANY computer!

Create your New Account today!

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PAC Connect 

Connect yourself to employment opportunities, internships, and job readiness resources with PAC Connect.
 

Students: 

  • Search for jobs and internships, posted by more than 100 companies.
  • Upload a resume to your profile to get noticed!

Employers: 

Post openings just to Palo Alto College or to more than 10 public and private colleges in San Antonio! With PAC Connect, you have access to more than 100,000 students because of the campus career centers consortium, SACUCCA 

Login - Student  Login - Recruiter 

 

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Job & Internship Search Resources 

Use these websites to widen your job search! 

glassdoor: Allows you to search for jobs, but also provides good information about salaries, interviews, and companies.

JobStar Central: Lets you search “All,” “What,” and “Where.”

Monster College: This site will help you find a job, network with other college students and recent grads, and share job-seeker resources.

Indeed: Use this site to post your resume and search for openings by: company name, keyword/title, location. (Bonus: Indeed shares postings within Career Coach, one of the Major & Career Resources listed above!) 

snagajob: Provides postings for full-time and part-time hourly jobs. You can search by: Location, Category, Industry, Position, and even Company!

 


 

Use these websites to find a great internship! 

City of San Antonio - Student Internship Program: Link theory to practice, gain real world experience, and develop specialized skills while working in departments within the City’s organization.

Texas Internships: Find internship opportunities in a variety of industries all over Texas!

internships.com: Identified by Forbes as a “Top 10 Career Website,” this site lets you search through over 70,000 openings by using keywords and location.

InternMatch: Search for volunteer and paid internships by Companies, Cities, or Categories. Sign Up and create your profile to let recruiters find you!

Internships are also offered by companies such as HEB, Marathon Oil, CST Brands, Rackspace, Sea World, and more! All it takes is a quick web search to find out.

 


 

Work Study Programs are a great option for current students! 

Please apply only if you are certain that you qualify. - Visit the Student Financial Aid Office, Palomino Center Room 102 to ask!

To apply:

  • Go to alamo.edu--> Scroll to the bottom of the web page and click “Jobs” in the grey footer.
  • On PeopleLink --> Read the instructions on the page to create an application or to log in as returning user.
  • Then, you can “Search Job Postings” for Work-Study positions
    • Remember to use the Job Title and Location filters
     
  • Once you've logged in or completed the Application, you can “Search Job Postings” for Work-Study positions
    • Remember to use the Job Title and Location filters
     

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Additional Center for Academic Transitions Resources

Staff are also available to assist you with Scholarships, Transfer Advising, Graduation Advising, and Alumni services.

Take advantage of our knowledgeable advisors and stop by the CAT in Room 101 of the College Student Center to get your questions answered!

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Contact Information

Advisor, Career Services
Lauren E. Hoffmann, M.Ed.

Advisor, Job Placement
Micaela "Micky" B. Sanchez, M.A.

Location:
College Student Center (CSC-101)

Email:
pac-jobs@alamo.edu 

Phone:
210-486-3131

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