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Career Exploration

Three Desks

College is one foundational piece of helping to establish a future full of joy and success. Choosing the right career is an important step in making the college experience meaningful. There are very few who can truly say that they have known what they "want to be when they grow up" since they were children.

Career exploration is an opportunity to make a thoughtful, assessment based, decision about your future. The initial session of career exploration focuses on you. What interests you? What are your values, passions and dreams? How does your personality, family, and cultural values tie to a good choice for yourself? TMCC counselors are expert at helping guide you in these discoveries to help you make an informed career choice.

Career Exploration workshops are offered throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters and during Summer break. To find out when the next workshop will be held, please contact the Counseling Center.

Career Cycle

The approach to careers is often more cyclical than linear since individuals can be at different places in the cycle at various times in their lives.

For enrolled students, returning students or community members seeking guidance in career exploration and choosing a degree, emphasis, or certificate, TMCC's Counseling Center provides a comprehensive exploration process through the use of the six components in the Career Cycle: discovering, researching, networking, deciding, planning and acting, and transitioning.

Career Cycle Components

Click on any word in the circle below for more details.

Career Cycle Image Map
ResearchNetworkDecidePlan and ActTransitionDiscover