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Career Center

CRC's Career Center helps students with choosing a major, career exploration, career counseling, and job preparation.

Drop-In Sessions

Drop-In Sessions are available for quick questions. Our Career Counselor will meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis by video or phone. Drop-in availability and wait times will depend on the counselor’s schedule. Click on the "knock on door" button below to be added to the drop-in list.

Video Appointment Information

These appointments are conducted entirely online, from wherever you are. They do not involve an office visit.


  • A desktop or laptop computer works best. Smart phones and tablets may work, but are limited in what they can do.
  • A working webcam.
  • A working microphone.
  • Google Chrome or Firefox web browser required, or a smartphone with the Zoom or ConexED app downloaded. Safari and Internet Explorer web browsers are not compatible.
Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Avalos, Amy


Appointments are available through the Career Center’s Online Appointment System for:

  • Career Counseling (not course planning)
  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Career Assessment Guidance
  • Resume Assistance
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Search/Application Assistance

Only phone or video appointments are available at this time. In-person appointments are not available. Appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Please plan ahead. Appointments fill up quickly, so schedule early for the best choice of days and times. You must have a Student ID to access this system.

Make a Career Center Appointment

Major and Career Exploration

These services are designed to help students make informed career and major selection decisions that are compatible with their values, personality, and interests. Services include:


Learn about major pathways, what courses may be required for your major, and how they may lead to career opportunities. Visit Programs and Majors or Career and Academic Communities pages to learn about majors at CRC. Visit O*net Online to learn more specific information about careers in general.


Talk to people who are specialists in the field that you want to learn more about. Learn more about informational interviews and find ways to meet new people.

Job Preparation and Planning

Handshake Job and Internship System

Join Handshake, our new, free job-search portal for current students and alumni to:

  • Search for full-time and part-time jobs, on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, and volunteer positions.
  • Receive emails describing positions that match your search criteria .
  • Upload resume and other portfolio documents.
  • Access upcoming events, workshops, and information sessions.

Log in to Handshake

Online Job Search Engines

We can guide you toward the top search engines for public and private jobs on a local, state and national level.

Resume and Cover Letter Construction

Review our Resume Writing Handbook (Google doc) for tips on improving your resume. Check out the Cover Letter Handbook (PDF) for help writing cover letters. Or make an appointment for one-on-one help with your resume and cover letter.

Interview Preparation

Read through our Interview Preparation Guide (PDF) to learn about the basics of a job interview.  Make an appointment with a career counselor to do a mock interview and receive helpful advice on how to nail your interview.

Local Resources and Partnerships

University Enterprise, Inc. (UEI)

University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) is a non-profit auxiliary organization of California State University, Sacramento. UEI is the largest provider of student assistant employment opportunities in California. Both state agencies and private employers use  UEI's California Intern Network as their primary source for student assistants.

Find UEI Jobs

SETA Job Placement Assistance

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) in partnership with Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) is offering services to you at no cost! Services include:

  • Connecting you to career opportunities in your field of study
  • Coordinating and scheduling interviews with local employers that align with your career goals
  • Preparing you for a professional interview
  • Providing advice on evaluating and accepting job offers

For more information contact:
Ira Ayers
Cosumnes River College, Library building 
Mondays and Tuesdays
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
(916) 926-2529

Printable SETA Flyer (PDF)

State Jobs Through CalCareers

The CalCareers Jobs Center provides:

  • Informational materials on state civil service employment
  • Computer access to visit the state jobs website
  • Search assistance for state exams and state jobs
  • Help completing your online state profile and filling out a Standard State Application online

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
1810 16th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Questions? Visit the CalCareers website, call (866) 844-8671 or email

Sacramento Works Job Centers

Sacramento WORKS provides job announcements, employer recruitment events, workshops, computers with internet & wifi access, telephones, fax machines, career assessment, coaching and career planning, apprenticeship opportunities, on-the-job training programs, youth employment services, scholarships, and typing tests (by appointment only). Make an appointment at an office below, or visit Sacramento WORKS online for more information.

7000 Franklin Blvd., Suite 540
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 563-5151

1000 C Street, Suite 100
Galt, CA 95632
(209) 744-7702

5655 Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 8
Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 263-4100


Amy Avalos, M.S.
Career Counselor
(916) 691-7470


Spring Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays:
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment


Library, L 217
Second floor
Inside the Transfer and Career Center

Campus currently closed; services offered remotely.

Looking for a Job or Internship?

Check out Handshake, a free career platform connecting Los Rios students and alumni with jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

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