Career Pathways and Job Center
Welcome To The Career Pathways and Job Center!
The core purpose of Los Angeles Southwest College's Career Pathways & Jobs Center (Career Center) is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and insight in career development, professional development, and employment processes. Our mission is to assist students with positive career exploration, whether their chosen career path includes the pursuit of experiential educational experiences or the pursuit of an AA degree, certification or the quest for post-graduation employment. The target market for our services includes the undergraduate student population and employers and educational institutions interested in recruiting. No matter what brings you here, our first-class staff, programs, and resources are ready to support you at every step along your way.
These are just some of the services we offer:
- Skill & Interest Assessment
- Interview Preparation
- Resume & Cover Letter Review
- Job and Internship Support
Our programs bring you face-to-face with employers and professionals eager to assist in your success.
- On-Campus Recruiting
- Career Fairs
- Networking Events
- How-to Workshops
We look forward to assisting our students and alumni with career exploration, internship, job preparation, and job searching techniques. The Career Center can also assess student values, interests, strengths, and abilities through career assessments. Our assessment is administered and interpreted in the center if you are in need of this service.
What are Pathways?
A career pathway is an educational road map outlining an aligned sequence of courses that prepares students for college and career transition in a specific industry or sector. A career pathway leads to multiple options for students such as concurrent enrollment college credit beginning in high school, industry certifications, certificate or associate degrees, employment, and in some cases preparation for transfer to a university.
Pathways generally meet the following criteria:
- Unique to an industry sector
- Includes at least 2 courses
- Has an occupational focus
- Demonstrates sequence potential
- Reasonable and appropriate for high school to college
- Lead to high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand jobs
- Inclusive of all aspects of the industry
- Sustainable and viable over the next 10 years
Virtual Job Shadow is a career assessment designed to support college students figure out the next steps of their journey. In addition to the assessment and information on hundreds of careers, there are resources that help with finding the right college, goal setting, and developing skills.
Students, use your school email to sign up at https://www.virtualjobshadow.com/
College Central Network is a job board developed specifically for community college students. Most employers engaged on the job board understand students need flexibility and training. They are willing to support that. This is a tremendous opportunity for students to begin gaining experience in the area of their study.
Students, use your school email to sign up on this page: https://www.studentcentral.com/
Career Pathways and Job Center
Office Hours and Location
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed
School of Career and Technical Education building, Room 115
Student Service Specialist
Phone: (323) 241-5338