At South Seattle Community College, career counseling and exploration are crucial services provided by our counseling department. Counselors can help you assess your interests, skills, values and personality preferences; identify barriers to decision making and goal setting; investigate the world of work; explore career transition issues; and help integrate your career goals into your educational planning process.
Exploring a career and determining which path may be right for you can be done in different ways. The following are some options offered to students:
Students can meet individually with a counselor to select their major and/or explore their career goals. To make an appointment, please call (206) 934-5387.
- Assessing your unique personality and patterns of interests can be helpful in organizing information about yourself, making the major selection or career search process easier. We offer two different assessment instruments:
Strong Interest Inventory: Compares your interests with people in a variety of occupations to assess similar or dissimilar interests.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Helps students identify their personality type and occupations that are most attractive to persons with a similar personality type. The indicator helps students learn which work environment can provide career satisfaction for each personality type.
To determine which assessment is most appropriate, please make an appointment to meet with a counselor by calling (206) 934-5387. A $30.00 fee per assessment is charged for currently enrolled SSCC students.
- Students can enroll in HDC 100: Career Planning. This two credit course is designed to provide an introduction to a systematic approach to help the individual gain a better understanding of self, relating to occupational interests and goals. Includes testing and discussions of values, interests and skills. Instructor permission is required. Please call (206) 934-5387 to schedule an appointment to meet with the instructor.