Career Exploration

Career exploration is a process that helps you clarify and consider options for employment. It involves introspection to find out what motivates you as well as where  your talents lie. Research into your individual work preference, occupational areas that  fit  your personality and interests, current job market trends, and educational  opportunities  are all part of the process.

Students are encouraged to take Coun V02 - Career Exploration and Life Planning which will give you 3 units of transferable credit. The course will teach decision making skills to assist the student in making appropriate career choices.

Ventura College provides two Career Exploration programs that can help you research career options; Kuder Journey and Eureka. In addition, there are many useful websites that contain exploration components which are included below:  

Learn about yourself. Explore Occupational Areas.  Develop Plan to Achieve Goals.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook - O*Net

California Career Zone

My Next Move

California Career Cafe


Through career exploration you can research educational requirements for certain occupations and may now be ready to select a course of study or Major. The following web sites can help you look at majors that exist at Community Colleges and Universities.

What Can I Do with A Major In?                   Bigfuture/College Board