Career Exploration, Internships, and Job Bank

Hartnell College recognizes that internships and student work experience are gateways to the success of our students. The Transfer and Career Center is available to guide and support students through through career development and employment preparation. 

This site provides information on experiential employment and education opportunities to students and recent alumni through collaboration with the campus community and local employers. This is a valuable opportunity for our students to apply their academic knowledge in the workforce arena and network with their future employers, giving them a further competitive edge.

Here you can browse through a variety of paid and unpaid internships, as well as on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities, that are available to our students in various disciplines/ career fields. Additionally, further down this page you will find a list of career exploration and job preparation resources.



Self-Guided Career Planner

Are you having difficulty choosing a career path? Not sure what to major in? Are you embarking on a second or third career? Use the Hartnell College Self-Guided Career Planner to help you through the career and major exploration process. Click on the guide for a downloadable copy.

Self Guided Packet


Career Assessments 

Undecided on a major? Take this free Interest Profiler assessement, then use your results to find a "best fit" Hartnell College Meta-major for you.

These free assessments can help you identify your values, interests, skills and aptitude, as well as your personality in relation to careers.

California Career Zone
California Career Center
My Next Move
ASVAB Test Preparation: Prep for the ASVAB career exploration assessment with this useful site.


Informational Interviews

What is it and how to conduct one: Informational Interviews

Hartnell Major Reference Guide:  This student guide highlights Hartnell College majors/ programs and the prospective careers graduates go into. 

Major Reference Sheets

For more information on majors and careers in general, check out the following helpful websites:

What Can I Do With This Major? (General/ Not specific to Hartnell College Majors)

Firescience Online: Explore public service careers.

Learn How to Become: Research career paths and options. Learn how to become your dream career and take the first step.

Cost of Living Calculator: Use this tool to explore careers and living expenses before you make your next move in life.

Browse our on-campus student employment opportunities and off-campus employment opportunities with Salinas Valley community employers.

On-Campus Student Employment Opportunities

Off-Campus Community Employment Opportunities

Job/ Career Fairs  
Every spring semester the Transfer and Career Center hosts a job fair in which local organizations and companies come to campus to seek students and community members to fill internship, part-time, and full-time positions. See our Transfer & Career Center Events & Workshops  section for current planned events.

Additionally, the Career Prep and Placement Services office coordinates internship and job placement fairs throughout the academic year. See Career Prep & Services page for more information.

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Logo

Monterey Bay Career Connect offers FREE college and career readiness resources to educators and students across the region (Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties), which is sponsored by Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and partners.  

Features of the site include college planning, financial aid & loan information, local scholarships, career pathways, skill development, job seeker resources, career assessment, explore careers, live job postings within the Monterey Bay region and California, academic programs offered at community colleges in the Monterey Bay region and more!

Educator Resources provide supplemental information to use the site with students, educational equity resources, and local and online resources for classroom learning & support. 

Resume Builder

 Career Coach

Need some help editing your Cover letter and/or resume? Use the Cover Letter/Resume Feedback Request form (link below), and upload your documents. Documents will be reviewed by the Hartnell Transfer and Career Center team and sent back with useful feedback and/or suggestions. 

STUDENTS: Monterey Bay Internships is a one-stop online tool for posting and searching for internships in the Monterey Bay region. Get started on your internship search today by clicking the link below!  


Employers can now connect directly with students from Hartnell College, as well as other colleges in the Monterey Bay region. 

To get started, simply go to and create a profile for your business/ organization to post your internship(s) in minutes. You can also browse student resumes and reach out to students with the skills you are looking for. Jobs and recruiting site--Glassdoor holds a growing database of more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more.
America's Job Center of California/ Cal JOBS The CalJOBS system is California's online resource to help job seekers and employers navigate the state's workforce services.
Roadtrip Nation This site provides tools, stories and resources supporting and encouraging people to find their passion and inspiration in life in order to create fulfilling careers and life choices.
California Career Zone Assessment tool, overview of industry sectors and career paths, occupational average wages, employment opportunities, job search and labor market information, etc. Contains resources for students, counselors, parents, teachers, in short, anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today's world of work.
Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.