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Academic Advising at the Arvada Campus

Dan Macy is available for general advising and educational planning and specifically for Radiologic Technology, Sonography and the Holistic Health Programs. To make an appointment call 303.914.6010, advise by phone 303.914.6016, or email Dan at dan.macy@rrcc.edu.

Career Assessment Tools

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Career Resources

Red RocksCareer Services: www.rrcc.edu/careerservices/

Career Assessments

Red Rocks offers individual appointments for the Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory career assessments. Assessments are $20 each for students and alumni, or $30 each for community members.

Assessments are tools to discover more about who you are and assist you in making intelligent and insightful career choices. Career assessments also give you an opportunity to explore career and college major options.

Assessments Offered at Red Rocks Community College

Myers-Briggs Personality Profile (also known as the MBTI). The Myers-Briggs looks at your personal preferences in four areas of your life: what gives you energy, how you learn, how you make decisions and how you get things done. You will receive a career report on your psychological type with a list of careers based on your personality preferences. This report will list job families and specific careers based on your responses. The Myers-Briggs is the most widely utilized career assessment tool in use worldwide today. Millions of individuals have benefited from its results and it has been translated into 30 languages worldwide.

Strong Interest Inventory The Strong looks at how your interests relate to those who are satisfied in their careers. The idea being that if your interests are similar to individuals who are satisfied with their careers, then that career may be worth exploring for you. You will be presented with a career profile and a detailed report that includes a list of occupations based on you interests and responses.

College in Colorado Career Resources

This free online career resource from College in Colorado is available to all students and community members. Included are free skills, values and interest assessments, occupational and salary information, resources to locate degree and certificate programs by college, occupational videos and additional resources such as a resume builder. To access: www.collegeincolorado.org, and choose CareerPlanning.

Career Development Course

PSY 110, Career Development is offered each fall and spring semester as a hybrid course on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30 pm and online each summer semester.

PSY 110 covers all areas of the career development process, including formal and informal career assessments and activities (personality, values, interests, skills, strengths, and beliefs), personal career exploration, occupational, labor and job market resources, the changing global workplace, goal setting, decision making, networking, informational interviewing, resume writing and interviewing skills. Upon completion students will have a clearer understanding of themselves, their role in the workplace and will create their own career action plan. Information: Dan Macy 303.914.6016, dan.macy@rrcc.edu.

 

Online Career Resources

Red Rocks Community College Career Services: www.rrcc.edu/careerservices/

Jefferson County Workforce Center: www.jeffcoworkforce.org

Student Employment & Internship Services at RRCC: www.rrcc.edu/jobwatch/index.html

Occupational Outlook Handbook: US Department of Labor Source for current occupational information and future projections including occupational descriptions, training, salary and outlook. www.bls.gov/oco

O*Net Online: Look up an occupation and get detailed info on skills, interests and values.
www.onetonline.org

Colorado Department of Labor: Job, labor statistics and employment information with other helpful links. www.coworkforce.com

Connecting Colorado: Colorado Department of Labor Job Search Resource. www.connectingcolorado.com

Indeed.com: One site that pulls all job search sites together. www.indeed.com

CANPO: Colorado Non Profit Association. www.coloradononprofits.org

Job Hunters Bible: From Richard Nelson Bolles of "What Color is Your Parachute fame". Bolles has been
developing his resources for over 30 years. Great site! www.jobhuntersbible.com

The Riley Guide: Another Comprehensive All-In-One career resource site. www.rileyguide.com

Career Stories: Individuals telling stories about their work. Interview responses from more than 1900 people in more than 200 occupations. www.citytowninfo.com/career-stories

Linkedin: Popular and useful social networking career site. www.linkedin.com

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