Career Exploration & Development offers a wide variety of career development services, career assessments, professional development workshops, and online resources to assist you with your career needs.
The mission of Angelina College Career Exploration & Career Development is to support career and technical education students in completing credentials and entering the workforce by focusing on strategic workforce and community partnerships, creating more effective workforce development support services, and improving school-to-work outcomes.
Career Exploration & Development begins with learning about yourself and the world around you. What are you good at? Do you know how your interests match up to career opportunities? Do you know what skills you will need to obtain that job? What kind of lifestyle do you want for yourself? Self-assessments are the place to start shaping your future goals and will help you explore who you are and suggest career options that could be fulfilling for you.
Tools to help you with your self-discovery journey:
Career Exploration & Development includes learning about various occupations and determining their fit with your unique skills. Career exploration helps you make the connections between your interests and the job market.
Tools to help you with exploring career opportunities:
Marketing yourself to a potential employer is a way to show them how awesome you are.
Tools to help you with marketing yourself:
Labor Market information includes a variety of data elements that helps you determine which occupations are growing and are in demand in a particular area.
Tools to help you with researching labor market data:
Local Labor Market Information
Texas Labor Market Information
US Labor Market Information
Complimentary Workforce Education Programs
Complimentary programs are short-term courses that prepare students for certification or licensure. These fast and affordable programs can help you transition into a new career with additional skills that employers need.
Programs are available in a variety of fields, from medical/allied health and public safety, to industry and risk management & safety.
Risk Management & Safety
The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time employment for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. Work-Study is also a great way to build your resume. Work-Study jobs provide a variety of skills and are a great opportunity to acquire work experience that is valuable after graduation.
Work-study Positions available at Angelina College – search workstudy
Being a tutor benefits students in multiple ways. Tutoring students will give you leadership skills, the ability to communicate well, and allow you to be creative. Tutoring is also a great way to build your resume. Tutoring allows you a place to sharpen your skills when explaining difficult concepts to others and gaining patients when working through difficult situations.
Tutor Positions available at Angelina College – search tutor
What can volunteering teach you? Did you know that volunteering allows you the opportunity to practice and develop an array of social, relationship and other soft skills beneficial to gain real-world career experience. Volunteering allows students to apply their in-classroom education to real-world experiences while exploring diverse career paths and opportunities. Some of the most valuable skills that are learned during volunteering include Time-Management, Leadership, Communication Skills, Professionalism, Teamwork, Problem Solving, and Planning.
Technology Workforce Building, Room 100C
Technology Workforce Building, Rm 139