Explore Your Career Options

We provide resources and guidance to help students research careers, gain work experience, earn credit for internships, and hone their professional development skills, including resume writing. We also maintain up-to-date online resources, provide individual assistance, facilitate workshops, and host on-campus events.

Research Careers

To get started on researching careers that best fit your interests, skills and/or experience, consider using the following resources and/or reaching out to a counselor who can help you explore your interests and career goals in more depth. 

Career Coach

Find regional labor market information. Explore occupations/career options, wages, and employment projections. You can also view related job postings, and find out what programs we offer that relate to your interest area(s). Use our Career Coach Worksheet

California Career Zone

Explore, plan, and prepare for a career using the tools and personalized pathway recommendations. This resource is specifically for anyone planning to work in California.

Gainful Employment Data

Browse career information by academic topic to learn about different industries, career options, median salary, and the type of education and skills they recommend.

Roadtrip Nation’s Roadmap

Learn from leaders in a variety of industries. Watch their video interviews as they engage in honest and transparent conversations about their struggles and successes on their career path. Find tips on how to start planning your own career journey.

O*Net Online

Review national labor market information and find a variety of occupations by category, such as bright outlook and green economy sector. Learn about occupations that fit your interests, training, skills and experience.

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Professional Development

Being prepared is the best way to gain confidence in seeking a job and presenting yourself in the most professional manner possible. Consider using the following resources to prepare.

Use the video lesson series to learn and practice 21st Century skills needed for college and career success.

Use our guide to find meaningful work, lead a strategic job search, create an unforgettable resume and cover letter, and conduct a memorable interview.

Find contact information for local agencies that provide career and employment services.

Gain Career Experience

If you’re looking to find a job and/or gain work experience in your chosen field, consider using the following resources to help you explore your options.

College Central Network

Find full-time, part-time, internships, on-campus and volunteer opportunities available to Sierra College students and alumni. Connect with professionals for mentoring and career experience. Gain valuable career advice through podcasts and videos. Learn more on the College Central Network handout.

County of Placer Resources for Job Seekers 

Subscribe to receive job leads, learn about job fairs, and connect with hiring managers at Job Connections events in the area. 

Informational Interviews and Job Shadows

Gain strategies for how to learn about careers and build relationships with industry professionals.

Internship Opportunities

Find full-time, part-time, internships, on-campus and earn college credit through an internship. 


Search millions of jobs online, post your resume, read company reviews, and find job seeker tips and advice.

Student Employment 

Learn more about Work-Study, CalWORKS, and on-campus jobs at Sierra College. All student employment is through the Financial Aid Office. 

Career Preparation Programs

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Sierra College is a group of programs that prepares students for entry into professional level employment opportunities, typically within one to four semesters. Sierra College offers more than 20 programs that directly relate to industries within the Sierra College District and its local labor market needs.

Invention and Inclusive Innovation Learning

Sierra College is one of four California Community Colleges selected to develop an Invention and Inclusive Innovation (i3) Learning program shaping the future of invention education with an emphasis on equity. Students are invited to create innovative solutions to solve problems that impact their communities. Everyone is welcome to participate from all fields and backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Get in Touch

Career and Transfer Connections — Rocklin


Building Lt, Room 109

Fall/Spring: M-Th, 8am – 5p, F: 9am – 1pm

Summer: M-Th, 8am-5pm, closed Fridays

Career and Transfer Connections — Nevada County

Nevada County

Building N1, Room 208

Summer: M-Th, 8:30am – 5pm