Getting Started


Career Development is a lifelong process and an individual must allow for changes over time.  

A student must be:

  • Focused and flexible about what you want 
  • Practical and magical about what you do


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Step 1 - Career Assessments


You might take Career Assessments to assist you in clarifying self-concept or efficacy. Assessment tools measure of your Interests, Values, Skills/Abilities, and Personality Preference.


Learn about career assessments


Step 2 - Self Knowledge


Next, relate your new self-knowledge to occupational information. Exposure to a narrower range of career options will allow you to consider personal lifestyle implications and consider course relevance.


Step 3 - Career Focus


Following extensive occupational research, create a Career Focus. Your career focus may involve levels of job titles based on shot-term, mid-range, or long-term educational degree levels and work experience.

Step 4 - Education Majors


Look into possible education majors related to your career focus. Once you have made a decision, make an appointment with a Counselor in the Counseling Department, Disabled Student Services or EOPS to create your academic plan at Grossmont College.


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Reminder - Remain Flexible


REMEMBER to remain flexible and creative with your career development process. Nothing is linear anymore and we must be prepared to manage changes over time in the 21st Century Workplace.


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