Choose Your Career

Choose Your Career Steps

1. Explore Career Options

Exploring your interests and related career pathways, will help you make informed decisions and get the most out of your educational journey at Big Bend Community College.

Not sure which career pathway to pursue? Check out these exploration tools to discover careers which fit your interests and skills.

**Taking both interest surveys will identify a pattern and lead to careers that fit your interests and skills.

For more information, contact Jody Bortz (jodyb@bigbend.edu) after you’ve taken the assessments.

2. Explore Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest are designed to form clear pathways through your college experience and into your career, whether you enter directly after graduation or transfer onto a university for additional study.

Learn more about Big Bend’s 6 Areas of Interests and the training available, or if you need to transfer. Designed by BBCC faculty, Advising Maps courses requirements for programs of study and degree or certificate attainment.

Are jobs in my area of interests in demand in Washington State?

If you are exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, Career Bridge will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in those fields based on a major of study.

3. Connect with Support

Decisions about your college degree and chosen career can consist of many moving parts. BBCC counselors can help you explore your degree options and help you understand how your degree fits into your career plans. Counselors can introduce you to career exploration tools and help you understand how to use this information as you work toward the completion of your educational and career goals. 

To schedule an appointment call (509) 793-2035 or schedule an appointment via Starfish with Jaime Garza, Heidi Gephart or MariAnne Zavala-Lopez. 

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Getting Started on Your Career Route

Still deciding? Big Bend Community College provides easy-to-use tools to help you explore, set career goals or make changes along the way.  Let us help you move along a route that is just right for you.

If this describes YOU…Try this!
I need a lot of time to explore and decide on a career.

I need some time to explore and decide on a career.

Attend the ACE Workshop (Action for Career Employment) at SkillSource. Take a deep dive into labor market, employment and training options. Learn about resources to help pay for school. Job search assistance available upon graduation.

Call (509) 766-6300 or sign up here

I think I know what I want to do, but I need someone to walk me through the resources and tools.

Contact: Jody Bortz, Career Services Coordinator, jodyb@bigbend.edu or (509) 793-2069.

Visit the BBCC Career Center page for more information.

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