Career Exploration Resources
Grow with Google Career Readiness Program - SAC students can now access free career readiness lessons (fully online) and earn certificates from Google. Click the link below to register and select San Antonio College as your institution.
FOCUS 2 - A self-paced, online career and education planning tool. Access the Focus 2 page to register. (access code: sacproud)
Career Coach - A user-friendly web-based tool, that provides real, local data about hiring trends, salary ranges, and the Alamo College programs. (Career Coach)
Career One Stop - U.S. Department of Labor website for career exploration, training & jobs.
Career Finder - Explore the 6 Alamo Institutes, plan your career path and find additional information on Admissions. (Career Finder)
The O*NET OnLine program - The database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors! (O*NET OnLine)
SAC U.S. Census Data - View the count of SAC graduates by industry information from the U.S. Census. (US Census Data)
- Career Exploration
- Resume/Cover Letter Review
- Interview Preparation
- Job/Internship Search
Appointment Instructions (Current SAC Students)
- Log in to your ACES Account
- Click on the “Start Here” tab
- Select the “Alamo NAVIGATE” icon
- Click “Login”
- Select the “Appointments” tab on the left-hand side
- Select “Schedule an Appointment”
- Select the Experiential Learning
- Select the Location and hit Next
- Select the Day and Time that works for you and hit Next
- Review the selection and confirm your appointment
Students can view open full-time, part-time, and internship positions on Handshake.
Alamo On The Job
As an Alamo on the Job Paid Intern you can expect to gain hands-on career experience with job shadowing, assisting and contributing to a team project, career training to increase your skill set, an assigned mentor, and networking opportunities. At the end of the Alamo on the Job Internship, students are ready to conquer the workforce.
Students may apply for this off-campus work-study position with a governmental or non-profit agency. (Requires Financial Aid) Email Katherine at email@example.com for questions.
Parker Dewey (Short-Term Paid Projects)
External micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments off-campus that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role.
Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Students may apply for this off-campus work-study position with a partnering business (requires Financial Aid). Email Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
This Employment Program allows eligible students to work part-time at a Veteran-Owned business (does not require Financial Aid). Email Valerie at email@example.com for questions.
American Gateway provides a broad range of immigration legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout the region.
- SAC DACA Resources
- Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students
- Income Generation Options for Undocumented Students Toolkit
The Reentry and Integration Division’s Website for Work initiative is a groundbreaking program connecting qualified ex-offenders, statewide, with employers in need of a skilled worker based on education, vocational training, certifications, and work experience. Register today to receive a closely matched employee for your workforce needs.
- White House Fair Chance Pledge
- Department Of Labor Resources
- Soft Skills Builder
- Resources for Felons
- Bexar County Reentry program
- Felon-Friendly Job Types
- Reentry Resources
- Dave's Killer Bread Foundation
- Honest Jobs
- The Ex-Offenders Job Interview Guide(Universal Amazon book, $9.95, 2008)
- Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders: 101 Opportunities to Jump-Start Your New life (Universal, Amazon book, $8.99, 2015)
- Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide (Universal, Amazon book, $11.95, 2009)
- Criminal Record Job Guide
- Ex-Offender Resources By State
- Ways to Connect with Employers
- Evidenced-Based Workforce Training Series
- Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders
- Tips for Working with Jobseekers Newly Released from Prison
- Transitional Jobs & Best Practices
- Effective Job Development Strategies
- Financial Education & Reentry
- Felon Friendly Job Lists
Native Pathways Employment & Training Program
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Native Pathways serves low-income, unemployed, or underemployed Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The program is responsible for assisting Native American participants to prepare for and obtain high-quality or career-based employment opportunities that will result in increased family income and financial security.
To meet its goals, Native Pathways has established long-term relationships and collaborations with various job-training providers such as vocational and educational institutions, employer partners, regional workforce development boards, and various job development or ancillary agencies.
To be eligible for this program you must:
- Be a member of a Federally Recognized Tribe and
- Reside within the Service Area (any of 122 West Texas counties) and
- Be unemployed, underemployed (earning a wage below your skillset or working part-time but desiring full-time employment), low-income, or seeking job training assistance
- Customized work experience placements
- Tuition Assistance
- Incentive Payments
- Support Services
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Texas Career Check - Find your interests in the Texas Career Check Interest Profiler.
High School Endorsements - View high school endorsement areas and how they connect to careers.
AlamoINSTITUTES - Learn about the 300-plus programs across the Alamo Colleges, grouped into 6 institutes.
Career One Stop - Explore a collection of videos of many different careers. Videos include career details such as tasks, work settings, education needed, and more.
Find Your Path Quiz - Lots of students are just figuring out things in middle and high school. Have your student take this fun quiz to help them think about what they’re interested in and what they’re good at.
My Skills, My Future - Find a new career based on past jobs and skills.
The Succeed at Work – Flyer Quick overview of a successful employee that businesses will want to hire and keep balance - This site guides students with tips and industry specific interview.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program - The Department of Defense provides high schools with the Career Exploration Program for students considering the military.