Career & Transfer Center
FCC’s Career and Transfer Center is here to assist students with their career and transfer planning needs. If you’re planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, we have a variety of resources and tools to help you through the process. We’re also here to help you explore career options, decide on a major, and search for a job.
Planning for a career or deciding to transfer can be an exciting yet confusing experience. It is a process, and these are the steps you’ll work through on your way:
Exploring. We’re here to help you research your career and transfer options, making sure you have all the resources you need to make the best decisions.
Decision making. We’ll help you develop a plan in order to reach your goals.
Preparing. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to implement your plan.
Moving on. We’ll work with you to map out your next steps to continue moving towards your goal.
For Students & Alumni
Do you know what you want to be when you "grow up?" Are you deciding on a college major or career? Making a career change? Searching for a job?
Explore Careers & Majors
Jung Typology Test
This assessment sheds light on your personality type. You will obtain your type formula, strength of the preferences and type description as a result of this test.
Career Goal Score Card
My Next Move
What do you want to do for a living? Search careers by key words, industry and/or interests.
For FCC Students ONLY! SIGI 3® software integrates self-assessment with in-depth and up-to-date career information that is easy to use and provides a realistic view of the best educational and career options for your future success. Stop by the Career and Transfer Center for your access code.
Designed to help you use your skill set to identify occupations for exploration. You select a set of skills from six broad groups of skills to create your customized skill list and then receive a list of occupations that utilize your skills.
Match Your Skills to Careers
Match the skills you already have with appropriate careers.
The Career Interests Game
Find out what your interests say about the types of careers you may enjoy.
The Princeton Review Majors Search
If you already have a good idea of what you want to study in college, this site will help you learn more specifics about your major and related majors.
The O*Net Interest Profiler
Work-Related Values Assessment
Check out this site for a printable values checklist that will assist you in identifying your top values. This is an important piece of information to be utilized in researching potential careers of interest.
America's Career InfoNet
Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles
This site offers a brief occupational description.
Explore a new career with this website from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Offers the following: career planning assistance, job listing, and job seeking services.
Includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations. Able to look at wage and employment information by state.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Presents comprehensive information on the job market and on specific careers. Includes information on employment trends, working conditions, job outlook, job qualifications, earnings, and more.
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Find out about local employers, career options, labor market statistics and entrepreneurial opportunities in Frederick County.
Wetfeet Career Resource Site
Learn about trends, markets, major players, and jobs in leading industries.
What Can I Do With a Liberal Arts Degree?
Find out what you can do with a degree in liberal arts and how to market yourself.
What Can I Do With This Major?
The University of Tennessee – Knoxville supports this page that provides an overview of information outlining common career areas students enter with a specific major, typical employers that hire students in this field, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. The areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and are not an exhaustive list.
Make a Decision
Career Decision Making Worksheet
This worksheet provides you with a 5 step process to follow when making a decision. It gives you an outline of the steps to follow and you fill in your personal information.
Decision Making Priority Grid Worksheet
This worksheet helps you to compare multiple options in order to make a decision. This tool is provided by the University of California at Berkeley.
Major Facts Worksheet
This worksheet provides you with a thoughtful process in evaluating different majors of interest. For each major you are exploring, research the information from faculty/professors, advisors, and/or FCC’s website.
Occupational Facts Worksheet This worksheet provides you with a thoughtful process in evaluating different occupations. For each occupation you are exploring, research the information using the online resources provided, Career & Transfer Center materials, and/or talking with professionals working in your occupations of interest.
Recommended Web Sites - On-line Job Search Tools
Search for Job
FCC Job Board
Recommended Web Sites - Job Listings and Resume Banks
College Grad Job Hunter
Guidance on the "how to’s" of resumes, cover letters, networking, job fairs, negotiating salary and benefits, and dressing for success. Don’t miss the terrific advice on how to get along in the workplace and how to be successful in your new job.
Everything a new college grad needs to know: resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, career profiles, work-life and career management. Includes links to articles, job listings, and posting resumes.
Conducting an Effective Internet Job Search
Tips on using the Internet most effectively for all aspects of your job search, including posting a resume, researching employers, networking, and finding job listings.
Diversity Inc's Online Career Center is touted as one of the most active career centers for diverse professionals.
Job Hunter’s Bible
Author, Richard Bolles’ ("What Color is Your Parachute?") website on conducting a successful job search.
Offers all the usual job search tools along with excellent career-related articles.
NACE Salary Calculator
Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been a leading resource for employment information. The NACE Salary Calculator Center is a salary survey data resource designed to save you time and money, and provide you with reliable and proven results.
One of our most popular services for employers is our free On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) program.
Employers can visit the FCC campus to meet directly with students in the Recruiter's Corner between the B and C classroom buildings. The Career Center will reserve a date just for your company providing you with a mini job fair all your own. We will advertise your visit through on-campus emails and flyers as well as our Online Career Center Calendar.
Our OCR program is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the fall and spring semesters. Specialized recruitment events are available for our RN and LPN programs. We will be happy to set up other special recruitment events as requested.
Employers can also arrange to interview students on campus when contacting candidates referred through the Online Career Center. This is a free service arranged on a space available basis.
All of our OCR services can be arranged by contacting the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 301.846.2594.
There are many partnership opportunities, outside of the traditional recruitment relationship, which colleges and businesses can create. Building a pipeline of talented, skilled employees to make our business community strong and competitive takes the time and energy of many, including the business community itself. Successful business-education partnerships allow us to bring to the process what we each do best. Some ideas include:
• Classroom presentations by successful career professionals, giving students the "real" scoop on what it's like to work in their profession. Connecting school to work makes better students and helps them become better employees.
• Mock interviews to help prepare Career Program graduates for their job search. Help students learn what employers expect from college graduates and help them learn to articulate what they have to offer.
• Co-operative learning experiences such as one-day job shadowing or structured internships (unpaid or paid) to help mentor the next generation of your profession. Evidence shows that those who are the most committed and successful in their chosen professions had caring adults in their life who helped shape their understanding of the world and what their place is in it.
• If you want to create a business-education partnership with FCC, please contact the Career Center by email or by phone at 301.846.2594. Together, we can make your good ideas become action plans for the future!