Not sure what to do after college or, for that matter, what to major in while you are in college? The Jackson State Community College Placement and Career Services is ready to help you figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Of course, we can't tell you what you should do or be... that's your personal decision. What we can do is help you take a look at yourself to help identify your possibilities. Then we can help guide you through information on those options to see which is best for you, at whatever stage of life you are.
JSCC Placement and Career Services offers current and prospective students, at no cost:
- Career guidance
- Information about college majors
- Career Information
For more information, contact JSCC Placement and Career Services at (731) 424-3520 ext. 50315 or visit us in room 120 of the Walter L. Nelms Classroom Building.
Online Career Assessments:
KUDER Journey for Adults - Available through JSCC Placement and Career Services located in room 120 of the Walter L. Nelms Classroom Building.
Holland Code Career Test - This free assessment will identify your strongest career interests among six occupational themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A list of suggested careers based on your results is provided.
ONet Interest Profiler - This free assessment can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.
Get My Future Interest Assessment - This free interest assessment consists of 30 quick questions that takes about five minutes to complete. Afterwards, learn about careers that might be a good fit for you.
CareerWise Career Interest Survey - This free interest survey provides an opportunity to rate activities, personal qualities, and school subjects that you like. At the end of the survey, you will see a list of career clusters that are a good match for your interests.
Photo Career Quiz - Based on the Holland Code theory, this free, super quick quiz does not require any reading at all. Just choose the images that appeal to you most and discover your career interest areas.
16 Personalities - A free assessment that returns a 4-letter code similar to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Users will answer questions and be provided with detailed information about their personality type. Please note: This website provides an opportunity for the user to purchase a premium membership package that includes additional information on their personality type.
Online Career Resources:
TN Work Learn and Earn - A great resource to explore careers and research educational as well as employment opportunities in Tennessee.
U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau - The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women. This site provides resources for women on a broad range of career pathways as well as issues in the workplace. Click on the resources tab to gain access to additional important information.
JSCC Library Career Databases
The following career databases are from the Jackson State Community College Library. Students will be asked for their JSCC Netlogon when accessing the databases.
Career Transitions - This database contains good information about careers:
- "Job-Seeking: multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews
- Career Exploration: discovering career interests; identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience; exploring career paths, including green and new economy jobs; and finding education and training."
Careers Internet Database - Use Careers Internet Database to find full-text, in-depth information on hundreds of careers. Each report covers education requirements, good and bad aspects of the career, interviews with people in the field and more. When you first log in, click on "Members Click Here", then click on "Career List' to search for specific careers.
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers - "Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals."
Vocational Biographies - With this database, you can career-shadow up to 1,000 persons from across America. Click one of the 6 search buttons (Career Cluster, Career Pathway, Career Title, O*Net, DOT, Holland Code) at the top of the page. You will then get a list of titles. Click on one title, and the career story will appear on the screen for you to read or print out.
JSCC Library E-Books
Jackson State Community College Library has several e-book collections. The following are two general collections that include career related e-books. When searching for career related e-books consider using phrases such as: Careers, Careers in Accounting, Nursing, Criminal Justice, etc., Career Choice, Career Decision Making, Jobs, or Employment. If you need help locating e-books about careers, contact the JSCC Library at 731-425-2609 or 1-800-355-5722 ext. 52609.
EBSCO E-Books - Search the 145,000 electronic books available through the JSCC EBSCO collection. The books cover a tremendous variety of topics, all available online. Students will be asked for their JSCC Netlogin when accessing this resource.
Google Books - This source gives you access to previews of many ebooks. You cannot print or copy and paste, but you can read online.
Military Career Information
Interested in a career in the military? The following links provide career information on the various branches of the military.
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Marines
- U.S. Navy
- Tennessee National Guard
- Military Careers - Issued by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this section of the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides specific information about the various types of careers in the military.
The links listed on this website are offered as a resource only. The information provided in the links is not under the control of Jackson State Community College. The College, as well as Placement and Career Services staff, is not responsible for content of any listed site. Neither Jackson State Community College nor the Placement and Career Services staff assume liability for the acts of omission by third parties or materials supplied by them.
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