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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! 

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 

Did the pandemic keep you from working or reduce your hours? Mother Lode Job Training has received a grant to pay up to $800 to cover March through August expenses for rent past due, unpaid car payments, and utilities. For more information, click on this link to view the flyer.

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

Upcoming Virtual Events - Registration links coming soon                

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) 
Starting: Tuesday, August 18 until Tuesday, December 15. 

9/16, 2pm-4pm: Virtual Job Fair

9/29, 1pm-2pm: Virtual Panel on Careers in Health, featuring Adventist Health Sonora, Dignity Health, MACT Health Board, and Tuolumne County Behavioral Health 

10/6, 11am-12pm: Webinar on Interview and Follow-Up Tips with Mother Lode Job Training

10/7, 10:30am-11:30am: Virtual Panel on Careers in Child Development/Education, featuring ATCAA, The Resource Connection, and the Calaveras County Office of Education

10/8, 10am-11am: Webinar on How to Fill out State Job Applications featuring a representative from the California State Parks

10/15, 5pm-7pm: Virtual Job Fair

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

11/17, 12pm-2pm: Virtual Job Fair


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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