Cool Websites

 Comprehensive career and major database where you can build personalized plans by comparing, connecting, and choosing career and education options.  You can learn about what it would be like to be in a certain career, educational requirements, and specific salary information customized to California. 
Please visit the Career Services Center for the Site Id and Password
California Career Café
A place where you can explore occupations, map out a career pathway, gain valuable insight from Roadtrip Nation founders, be inspired, learn how to connect with professionals, and resources in finding a job or internship!  Click on “get a pathway”.
Has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, students, researchers, and more!
Click on “find occupations”.
California Reality Check
After high school and college you will need to work to work to pay for housing, transportation, clothes etc.  Find out how much money you will need and which occupation will pay for all your needs. Click on “occupations direct” for salary information.

Firsthand career reviews from insiders, including: Tips for people considering the career, best and worst aspects of the career, job tasks and everyday responsibilities, getting a job, and education and degrees required. Click on “all careers” on left side of page at bottom of list of careers.
Real life students talking about their majors, colleges, and career paths in video format based on over 15 career industries and pathways. Click on the appropriate heading i.e. college student then click on interested “Pathway”.
What Can I Do With A Major In…..? 
Provides summary for majors, sample job titles, possible employers, professional associations, and resources for finding employment.  Click on “Major”.
Search for information about hundreds of jobs based on key words, by industries, or not sure.  You can take a quick 15 minute assessment to obtain a list of possible careers to explore.
Click on the section that is appropriate for you.
Occupational Outlook Handbook  
A classic reference about occupations from A to Z which is compiled by the US Bureau of
Labor Statistics Go to “A-Z Index” to research occupations.
Santa Monica College – Career Services Center http"
Off-campus employment & internship opportunities for SMC students.  Click on “Students”.