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Career Counseling


We provide support with career exploration, self-assessment as well as the major and career decision making process to help all Laney students achieve career satisfaction and success.

  • One-On-One Career Counseling Sessions Covering:
    • Exploration of majors and careers
    • Assessment of individual skills, interests, values and personality type
    • Career decision making
    • Resume and cover letter development and critiques
    • Interviewing skills
    • Job and internship search strategies
    • Self-assessment referrals and interpretations
  • Career Related Workshops
    • Choosing a Major & Career
    • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
    • Interviewing with Confidence
    • Job Fair Preparation & Networking
    • Career Field/Major Specific Workshops (upon request)
  • Online and Print Resources
    • Handouts and web-links to support career exploration and job search readiness
  • Career Assessment Instruments
    • Currently we offer the following career assessment tools for students: Strong Interest Inventory (SII), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), SkillScan card sort (skills/abilities assessment), Career Values card sort, SparkPath Challenge Cards
    • A list of FREE online assessment tools and resources for students and counselors can be found in the right column toolbar.

  • ROADTRIP NATION (Use School Code: LANEY19):  Take this fun 3-question quiz to discover your career passions! Watch thousands of videos clips to explore careers and get insider tips from real-life professionals in careers of interest to you.


  • California Career Zone: An interactive, user-friendly career exploration and planning system designed specifically for college students. Includes four self-assessment tools, career information for over 900 occupations and 300+ short career videos.



  • My Next Move: An interactive tool for students and jobseekers to learn more about required tasks, skills, salary information and more for 900+ careers. The O*NET Interest Profiler offers personalized career suggestions based on your interests and level of work experience.




  • Roadtrip Nation (Use School Code: LANEY19)Student-friendly platform includes a fun 3-question career assessment tool that links you to majors, careers & "leaders" (success stories of real people) to connect with, thousands of career video interviews, and job search tips.
  • O-Net Online & Career One Stop (for students):  Career videos, resources for veterans, college students, career changers & more Search for jobs that match your interest profile (Holland Code)
  • My Next Move - An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about required tasks, skills, salary information, and more for 900+ careers. The O*NET Interest Profiler offers personalized career suggestions based on your interests and level of work experience.

Could your students use help clarifying their career goals? Choosing a major? Finding jobs? Writing resumes?

Have a professional Career Counselor come to your class (via Zoom or in-person!)

*This is also a GREAT option to avoid cancelling class anytime you will be away!


Possible presentation topics include:

  • Choosing a Major & Career (including FREE Career Self-Assessments) 
  • Career Exploration & Research (tailored to YOUR field or discipline) 
  • Job & Internship Search Strategies 
  • Resumes & Cover Letter Writing 
  • LinkedIn/Networking
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Career Success Strategies
  • Customized topics to fit your department needs
To inquire or schedule please contact Sarah Backes-Diaz, General/Career Counselor:

Career Development