Career Advising Collaborative
A college education can help you determine who you are and what you want to do. While many students begin college knowing what they want to study, many do not, or may change their minds during the course of their studies.
To make the wisest use of your time at BHCC, consider your choice of major, ability to transfer and potential employment options early on. However, also embrace a realistic mindset that allows you to explore a variety of options initially before locking yourself in. In today’s workforce, there are hundreds of career options out there that you may not even know about.
Bunker Hill Community College offers students multiple avenues to identify their talents and reflect on their interests. These tools, combined with your own life experiences, will help you set goals for the future and develop the skills and knowledge you need to achieve them.
Take a career assessment or browse this platform to search through all of BHCC’s academic programs and how they connect to potential career paths. Search on degrees to view associated data on local wages, job postings and additional education or training that you may need.
Some careers expect specific majors and others do not. In general, our programs in Allied Health and Professional Studies track more specifically to career paths, such as nursing or culinary arts. Other careers in management or service professions may draw from a much broader range of college majors. You may be able to gain the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of careers through several majors offered at BHCC.
To get started go to Assessments, then create your personal account, called a portfolio. Here you can save and manage personal career plans.
Answer questions about yourself and connect to occupations that may interest you. Your results will include answers to the following questions:
- What are my interests?
- What skills and work values are important to me?
- What lifestyle can I afford?
- What suggested career occupations match my preferences?
- What are examples of current jobs in these career fields?
You can also use this online system to research careers. Go to "Occupations” or “Occupations Clusters” to learn about specific job descriptions, wages, educational preparation, employment and outlook and more.
After you have begun the research, make an appointment with a Career Advisor to help you create a career plan. To make an appointment with a Career Advisor, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Checklist – Explore Majors and Careers
- Familiarize yourself with possible majors by checking out BHCC’s online college catalog.
- Attend a workshop on choosing a major or career planning.
- Take assessments to learn more about yourself.
- Research 3-5 occupations to discover employment outlooks, needed education and earnings potential.
- Identify 3 potential career paths and how they map to your choice of major.
- Meet with a Career Counselor if you are still undecided.
Coming Soon: Information on career workshops.
Students can drop in to have a resume reviewed by the first available advisor. Please bring a printed copy of your resume for review.
Don’t have a solid draft of your resume yet? Attend a resume workshop – schedule coming soon.