Career Studies & Services

Oceanside, Building 4700: 760.795.6772

To empower students to make informed, intentional career decisions is the mission of Career Studies & Services, also known as the Career Center. At the Career Center, students are encouraged, educated, and supported through the career development process as they successfully prepare to transfer to four-year universities and transition to professional careers.

The Career Center offers career assessment and counseling to assist students with making effective decisions related to their education and career planning, critical components of student success. Credit courses in career and life planning, internships, and cooperative work experience education and no-cost workshops provide students with the skills they need to conduct results-oriented job and internship searches.

The Career Center's website offers brief videos about preparing for professional employment, an online resume and cover letter workshop, and access to MiraCosta College's Job and Internship Network, JAIN, where local employers exclusively recruit MiraCosta students for internships and jobs. At the center's campus location, students may access computers in the lab, which is equipped with up-to-date career interest and employment preparation software as well as information on a variety of careers, labor market forecasts, salaries, and all aspects of preparing for an internship or for employment. 

The Career Center's services are offered through individual sessions and group workshops on a walk-in and by-appointment basis. More information is available on the Career Center's website.