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

Meetings with Career Services are available for:

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

How Do You Want to Meet?

Make an In-Person Appointment

In-person appointments are available on Wednesday or Thursday each week by appointment only.

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.

Important Information

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time
  • Check in at the Counseling front desk on the first floor of the College Center
  • Know your CRC student ID number

Make an In-Person Appointment

Los Rios Covid 19 protocols

Mask Policy: Indoors

Masks are strongly recommended but not required in all district facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Los Rios supports any student or employee's choice to continue wearing a mask if it makes them more comfortable.

Mask Policy: Outdoors

Masks are not required for outdoor activities. However, masks are always permissible and anyone who feels safer or more comfortable wearing a face-covering outdoors is encouraged to do so.

For the safety of our students and employees, please do not come to campus if you are feeling ill. For a list of symptoms please see COVID-19 Updates/Self-Check for Symptoms.

If you are displaying symptoms, and have an on-campus appointment, you will be given the option to participate in your appointment remotely, or to reschedule.

Make a Video or Phone Appointment

Video and phone appointments are available Monday through Friday.

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 Video/Phone Appointment

Zoom Video Appointment Requirements

  • 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.
  • Web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari (desktop or iOS) required, or a smartphone with the Zoom app downloaded.

Join a Drop-In Session

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.

If you will need a longer session, please make an appointment.

Drop-In Hours

Every Monday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm:

Join the Monday Drop-In Session on Zoom


Every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 am:

Join the Tuesday Drop-In Session on Zoom


Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm:

Join the Wednesday Drop-In Session on Zoom


Every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm:

Join the Friday Drop-In Session on Zoom

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.

Career Assessments

Eureka

Cost: Free to CRC students through this link

Learn about yourself through Who Am I?

  • How Do I Learn: Identify your dominant learning style(s) for more effective study.
  • What Are My Values?: What's really important for you in your life?
  • Inner Heroes: Understanding your personality traits can enhance your communication skills. Discover careers and education themes that match your inner hero.
  • MicroSkills: Discover functional transferable skills to enhance self confidence and find careers to match.
  • Occ-U-Sort: Reality check - do your expectations meet the realities of the labor market?
  • True Colors: Find your dominant True Color and compatible careers.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Cost: $12

The MBTI® Career Report helps individuals explore their career options to find the best fit based on their personality preferences. The 10-page report provides invaluable insights into preferred work tasks and environments for people of each MBTI type. It also includes most popular and least popular occupations lists for each type and preference-based development strategies to improve job satisfaction.

If interested in taking this Career Assessment, please call (916) 691-7470 and request an appointment with CRC's Career Counselor, Amy Avalos.

Strong Interest Inventory (STRONG)

Cost: $13

Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report provides students with a 10-page in-depth interpretation of your Strong results. The report provides information on the six General Occupational Themes, including Theme definitions, career fields, personal descriptors, and leisure activities, as well as career motivators. It includes detailed information on your interest areas. It includes information on the typical work tasks associated with your potentially most satisfying occupations as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success and it offers specific suggestions on their preferred work environments.

If interested in taking this Career Assessment, please call (916) 691-7470 and request an appointment with CRC's Career Counselor, Amy Avalos.

Career Exploration

Eureka

Cost: Free to CRC students through this link

Learn about yourself through Where Am I Going?

  • Occupations: Over 2500 titles with clearly written and detailed descriptions. Including videos, wages and outlook, and the majors to get there.
  • Brief Occupations in English and Spanish: Short, one-page descriptions of occupations.
  • Entrepreneurship: Also known as self-employment, this database has tips and suggestions about working for yourself.

Learn about majors and different colleges/universities through How Do I Get There?

  • Programs of Study: College majors and training programs and the schools offering them.
  • Education and Training Themes: Majors and training programs grouped by themes and their True Color and Inner Hero.
  • Colleges and Universities and Short-term Training Find schools and programs that fit your circumstances and requirements.

If interested in using this Career Exploration tool and have questions, please call (916) 691-7470 and request an appointment with CRC's Career Counselor, Amy Avalos.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

What Can I Do With This Major

Upcoming Events

On-Campus Jobs

Students in good standing are eligible to be hired for a variety of paid on-campus jobs. It’s a great way to earn income while attending school! To view and apply for these opportunities, please log in to your Handshake account.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based program. Eligible students who are receiving financial aid through FAFSA will be offered a Federal Work-Study option as part of their financial aid package. FWS students who wish to take advantage of this benefit must be proactive in seeking FWS employment on campus in order to earn up to the amount of FWS award they accept. As with all student jobs, there is no guarantee of employment but Internships & Career Services staff are available to help you apply and prepare for interviews.

Find Open FWS Jobs

More Info about FWS

Student Help (Non-Federal Work Study)

Student Help positions are open to any student in good standing, whether or not they qualify for FAFSA. There is no guarantee of employment but Internships & Career Services staff are available to help you apply and prepare for interviews.

Student Jobs

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

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
ira.ayers@seta.net
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 calcareer@calhr.ca.gov.

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.

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

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

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

Contact

Amy Avalos, M.S.
Career Counselor
(916) 691-7470
crc-careercenter@crc.losrios.edu

Hours

Summer Semester

Remote Hours

Monday to Friday:
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location

College Center, CC252
Second floor
Inside the Transfer, Internship and Career Center (TICC)