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Job Placement Services at Columbia College:


Career & Job Placement Services remain available for students and alumni via phone or video calls. You can book a career center meeting yourself in Starfish by clicking here, or you can email me at Use your time wisely while inside and explore career options! 

Here is a video about online career service access and how to book a meeting.

Upcoming Virtual Events:    Job Fair

11/17, 5pm-7pm: Virtual Job Fair - Employer Registration | Job Seeker Registration

Looking for a job? Drop in on Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm to meet with Mary from Career Services - no appointment is needed. To join the Zoom meeting, click here or dial (669) 900-6833 (meeting ID 946 5829 4466; passcode 707585) 
Starting: Tuesday, August 18 until Tuesday, December 15. 

10/27, 1pm-2pm: Webinar on Informational Interviewing with Derrick Wydick 

10/28, 11am-12pm: Supporting your Mental Health while Job Searching with Dr. Tamara Oxford, Coordinator of Mental Health Services and Mary Watts from Career Services

10/29, 2pm-3pm: Virtual Panel on Careers in Hospitality Management with Ironstone Vineyards, the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, Chicken Ranch Casino, and Alicia's Sugar Shack

11/12, 10am-11am: Career Resources for Multicultural Students with EOPS Counselor Vanessa and Mary from Career Services

11/17, 5pm-7pm: Virtual Job Fair - Employer RegistrationJob Seeker Registration

11/18, 12pm-1pm: Requesting Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace with Candice from DSPS and Mary from Career Services

Recordings of previous events:

10/20: Webinar on Effective Cover Letters with Mother Lode Job Training

10/14: Working While Receiving Benefits – Presented by Irene Maka, Community Work Incentives Coordinator at DRAIL/ Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

10/13: Virtual Panel on Careers in Fire with CalFire, U.S. Forest Service, and Central Calaveras Fire

10/8: Webinar on How to Fill out State Job Applications featuring a representative from the California State Parks

10/7: Virtual Panel on Careers in Child Development/Education, featuring ATCAA, The Resource Connection, the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools, and the Calaveras County Office of Education

10/6: Webinar on Federal Job Applications through USAJOBS with a representative from the U.S. Forest Service

10/6: Webinar on Interview and Follow-Up Tips with Mother Lode Job Training

9/30: Webinar on Networking and Harnessing the Power of Mentors with Mother Lode Job Training

9/29: Virtual Panel on Careers in Health, featuring Adventist Health Sonora, Dignity Health, MACT Health Board, and Tuolumne County Behavioral Health 

9/24: Webinar on Effective Resumes, with Greater Valley Conservation Corps

9/23: Careers in IT Virtual Info Session with Tuolumne County IT

9/10: Virtual Panel on Careers in Natural Resources, featuring Hetch Hetchy, ACRT, Bureau of Reclamation, Sierra Pacific Industries, and Greater Valley Conservation Corps

9/2: Virtual Panel on Careers in Natural Resources, featuring the U.S. Forest Service, Calaveras County Water District, Merced Irrigation District, and Tuolumne Utilities District

6/25: What Employers Look for in Employees with MACT Health Board, Comfort Keepers, and Adventist Health Sonora

6/17: Careers with Adventist Health Sonora

Were you recently laid off or are you looking for a new job? I am working with my employer contacts to create a list of local companies hiring 

Job Placement Services:

  • Career exploration
  • Resume, cover letter, and job application assistance
  • De-stressing your job search
  • Effective interviewing tips
  • Employer connections
  • Job board for jobs on and off campus
  • Job fairs
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Interview clothing closet - students receive one FREE professional outfit per semester! By appointment only - 209-588-5273/  

To set up an appointment to explore career goals, get your resume reviewed, or prepare for an interview, call Mary Watts at (209) 588-5273 or email This service is offered to current students and Columbia College alumni. 

Career Resources:

  • California Career Zone has some great self-assessments for career exploration
  • ONET OnLine can be very helpful when you are making resume bullet points. 
  • provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want.
    • Plus, has examples of resumes and cover letters you can download for inspiration! 
    • As a Columbia College student/alumni, you have free access to Vault. Login with your Columbia College email address and either enter: columbia15 as your password.
  • Road Trip Nation - Career exploration resources available to Columbia College students for free! 
    Unique membership code: GOCC19
  • Eureka: provides powerful self-assessment and career information tools to enhance the career decision-making process.
    • Click on Create Account 
    • Site: Columbia College
    • Site ID Code: KRQJIJG

Columbia College Courses: 

  • GUIDE 1: Career & Life Planning (3 units)
  • GUIDE 11: Occupational Exploration (1 unit)

Columbia College Counseling:

  • Individualized Career Interest, Exploration and Assessment
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator - Personality Assessment
  • Strong Interest Inventory - Career Interest Assessment


Job Boards:

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