Career Exploration

Upcoming Events

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Recorded Major Info Sessions

Engineering Info Session – Recording/Video

Cascadia faculty Mohan Raj presents information about careers and degree options within Engineering.

Social Sciences Info Session – Recording/Video

Cascadia faculty present information about career and degree options within the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

  • Psychology with Garth Neufield, 0:00 - 11:01
  • Anthropology with Hannah Flesch, 11:01 - 20:06
  • Social Science with Dr. Lindsay Custer, 20:06 - 35:55
  • Political Science with Erin Richards, 35:55 - 48:40

Art & Creative Writing Info Session – Recording/video

Cascadia faculty present information about career and degree options within the Humanities areas of Art and Creative Writing.

  • Art with Chris Gildow, 0:00 - 10:57
  • Art with Kathy Brown, 10:57 - 26:48
  • Creative Writing with Brent Schaeffer, 26:48 - 40:30
  • Creative Writing with Jared Leising, 40:30 - 46:27

Humanities Info Session – Recording/video

Cascadia faculty present information about career and degree options within the Humanities areas of Communications, Global Studies, History, and Philosophy.

  • Communications Studies with David Ortiz, 00:00 - 9:06
  • Global Studies with Tasha Walston, 9:06 - 16:09
  • History with Jesus Perez, 16:09 - 20:26
  • Philosophy with David Shapiro, 20:26 - 30:40

Career Assessments

Cascadia Preferred Assessments

Career Planner & WOIS CIS360 (Screen-Reader Friendly)

Use these programs to:

  • Take Career Assessments.
  • Learn how your interests, skills, and values match career areas.
  • Explore careers, including typical duties, hiring outlooks, wages, and education needed.
  • Find schools in Washington that offer the degree you need.
  • And more!

Currently enrolled students can access these programs through this Canvas page.

Additional Assessment Sites

Major & Career Searching Sites

Job Search

Job Hunting Strategies

  1. Prepare for the hunt
  2. Network
  3. Informational Interview
  4. Finding a job in a tight market
  5. Job search checklist

Handshake

Cascadia College is on the job platform Handshake. Currently enrolled students may access Handshake using their student email address.

  1. Log into your student Handshake account with your Cascadia email address
  2. Set up your profile
  3. Start looking for jobs and internships!

Questions? Email internships@cascadia.edu

Popular Job Websites

There are numerous job search engines on the web. Check out different websites since many have unique features and additional links to other resources. Here are some of the most popular websites:

Government & public sector websites

Here are some websites for you to explore in the public and government sectors. Remember to also check out job sites by industry and employer career sites.

Specialized Job Websites

These websites provide information about particular aspects of careers and job searching in specialized areas.

Application Material Resources

Cheat Sheets

Cover Letters

Communicate your unique abilities with a targeted cover letter. We offer cover letter critiques, sample letters, and additional writing resources.

Tips

If you follow these tips, your cover letter has a better chance of standing out.

  • Research the company. Target your cover letter for each individual position. Address the letter to a specific person in the organization whenever possible.
  • Highlight your accomplishments. Illustrate your top qualities and skills without repeating your resume. Indicate how your strongest qualifications can benefit the employer's needs. Cite accomplishments you can measure and that are pertinent to the job.
  • Follow the cover letter format. Limit your letter to 3 short paragraphs with a few fact-filled bullets. Explain the reason you are applying for the position. Show your knowledge about the organization. Next, express what you can bring to the job and how you can benefit the organization. Thank the employer and include your contact information. Proofread your letter. Meet with a career advisor and get a free critique of your cover letter.

Additional Resources

Cover letter samples and advice

Interviewing

Polish your interviewing skills. Learn how to prepare and practice your skills in a mock interview.

Here are some additional resources for preparing for an interview.

Student Employment

Cascadia College is on Handshake. All enrolled students have access to log in, create a profile, and search for jobs and internships available on campus and out in the community. We invite community employers to post your job opportunities via this online platform.

Questions from students or community employers may be sent to internships@cascadia.edu.

Questions from on-campus employers may be sent to CareerAdvising@Cascadia.edu.