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Career Services Center

Your Life. Your Career.

Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Services Center offers a variety of services and activities to assist you with your specific career needs. Our counselors and staff can help you develop a personalized plan that addresses your specific goals.

The Career Services Center works with you to identify your work values, personality, interests and abilities as they relate to your work preferences. With a counselor, you can explore suitable career choices that match you as an individual.

Drop in or call to make an appointment today to get started!

Hours and Contact Info

Mon - Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Email Us: skycareers@smccd.edu

Call Us: 650-738-4337

Building 1, Room 1219-B

Our Services

Doing well and doing good go hand in hand. One Monday per month between 10am and 1pm a local organization will be located in Building 6, across from World Cup Coffee and Tea, recruiting students and community members for volunteer opportunities. Make a Difference Monday is an excellent way for you to find ways to give back to your community and empower others!

Check out our calendar for specific dates.

Every Wednesday while school is in session between 10am and 1pm, an employer (or two!) will be located in Building 6, across from World Cup Coffee and Tea recruiting students and community members.

Get Work Wednesday is a great opportunity for students to meet with local employers who are actively looking to hire on the spot!

Get Work Wednesday Tips:

  • Bring a resume
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Think of questions about the company/companies in attendance
  • Dress in appropriate clothing (while employers won't expect you to be in a suit, it's important your hygiene and clothing choice won't turn off a potential employer before they get to know you!)

If you need any help preparing a resume, getting ready for an interview or have any questions related to Get Work Wednesday, drop by the Career Services Center. We're happy to help!

Check out our calendar for specific dates.

The Career Services Center offers both the SII (Strong Interest Inventory) and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Career Assessments. These assessments can help you determine your personality, interests and skills which can be helpful when determining a career pathway.

You can make an appointment with a career counselor by calling 650-738-4337 or visiting the Career Services Center in Building 1 Room 1219B.

Once you complete the assessment, you should schedule an appointment to meet with your career counselor to interpret the results of your assessments.

CRER 137: Life and Career Planning is a course designed for students who are undecided about a major or career direction.

The course provides a comprehensive approach to life and career planning. Interest assessments provide insights into a student's abilities, interests, and personality. Students will also explore occupational trends and ways of learning more about specific careers. Individual conferences are available to students as well as use of the Career Services Center. Transfer credit: CSU (E1). Note: This course covers material similar to that of CRER 132, 135 and 136 combined.

Get more information about the course on WebSchedule.

Students can use Skyline College's career website, SkylineJobs.com, to do the following:

  • Search for job postings from local employers interested in hiring Skyline College students
  • Utilize the Resume Builder tool to write and design your resume and/or cover letter in a quick and professional manner
  • Learn about internship and community service opportunities
  • Plug in to the Career Services Center at Skyline College and learn about upcoming workshops, career events, and job fairs on campus
  • Link your account to your Facebook or LinkedIn accounts and get continual updates on events, internships, jobs, and more!

 

student at career fair

Upcoming Events

The Meet Your Major (MYM) Fair will assist students, who are undecided about their major, move toward declaration by engaging with instructional faculty in their field of interest. This event will open a space where students can come and receive information about the various majors and certificate programs available at Skyline College. The goal of the event is to support the students’ decision process for choosing a major by exposing them to an opportunity to relate their career passion to a college major, which ultimately results in program completion.

The MYM Fair will be structured much like a Job Fair. The Fair will allow each division an opportunity to engage students with the majors and degree/certificate programs. Students will have the opportunity to receive firsthand information and feedback from faculty as they explore their options at Skyline College.

Location: Building 6, Dining Hall

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 8, 2016; 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Career Services Departments at Skyline College, the College of San Mateo, and Cañada College in collaboration with SmithGroupJJR (SGJJR) is hosting a free Career Day event at their San Francisco office. The event will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Transportation to and from this event will be provided. Participants will also receive breakfast, lunch and an opportunity to get up close with start of the art equipment and network with professionals in the organization.

Please complete a brief survey and essay prompt at this link and submit it by 2:00 p.m. on October 4, 2016. Once received, we will review your entry along with other entry's from interested students and select the best response to the question. If selected, you will be notified through the contact information you provided. Selected students are required to attend a one hour Professional Etiquette workshop, prior to the SmithGroup JJR Career Day event, to receive special instructions and to prepare for the event day.

Please contact Career Services at skycareers@smccd.edu or by phone at 650-738-4337 for questions regarding this event. We look forward to serving you through the Career Services Center.

Location:

Smith Group San Francisco Office

Date & Time:

Friday, October 28, 2016; 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.