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Career Interest Inventories
Tunxis students may take the Strong Interest Inventory free of charge to provide them with additional insight and direction. Contact the Academic Advising and Counseling Center and provide your name, student ID, and email address. A link to take the assessment will be emailed.
Once you take the occupation interest assessment, a career specialist will contact you to explain your results.
You can also take any of the free assessments below:
A Career and Education Planning System for College Students
To get started in Focus2:
- New Users: Create a new account.
- Use the following ACCESS CODE when prompted: txcc
- Returning users: Log on (using the account you have already created)
FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive assessment. Customized with majors offered at Tunxis, students’ assessment results are matched to career options.
FOCUS 2 can help you discover answers to the following:
- Which major should I choose?
- What careers match my interests, skills, personality, values and preferences?
- Where can I find salary information?
Review the FOCUS 2 Overview
Use the FOCUS 2 Student Workbook for guiding questions and exercises.
College Major Exploration
After you have explored your own interests and aptitudes, and discovered which occupations suit you best, your next step is to consider educational options that will lead you to your career goals. Tunxis degree and certificate programs offer many concentrations which may appeal to you.
Our career counselors can help create an education and career plan based on your interests.
Career Field Exploration
There are many ways to explore which career fields are expected to show demand for future workers. Click below for a few different options to begin exploring various career paths.
Tunxis students are encouraged to register in our online employment database, Virtual Job Shadow. To use the database you must have an email address and should also have your resume and cover letter approved at the Career Center prior to uploading them to the site (Please call us at 860.773.1501 or stop by the Academic Advising and Counseling Center so we can help you with this). Employers list new positions on Virtual Job Shadow every day, as well as search the site themselves for potential candidates. Students and Alumni and also view hundred’s of video to explore experiences regarding potential careers, colleges of interest, and create a career plan. Once you register in this database you will receive email notices about jobs and related events. To register at Virtual Job Shadow, visit the Tunxis logon page.
Utilize LinkedIn, the top social media networking site to do more than just network. With over 400 million users, you can create a free account and:
Compare salaries at LinkedIn.com/salary.
Find more internships and jobs at Internships.com!
Are you in need of professional clothing for an interview?
Would you like to donate your gently used work wear?
Tunxis Career Services has a variety of options that can be of assistance.
Contact the Academic Advising and Counseling Center to find out more information on how to access the services or to make donations.
- Accounting Career Guide
Learn about choosing a career in accounting from Wiley.
- Black Collegian Online
The online presence of the print version – lots of articles and features on career searching.
- Career Builder
Be sure to visit the Career Advisor, which includes personality inventories, examples of resumes, etc.
- Career Cloud
Offers advice and resources for career seekers.
- Career Key
A free service to help you with career choices, career changes, and career planning, job search, and choosing a college major or training program.
- Career Magazine
Be sure to check out Career’s Job Search Issues, an online bulletin board, discussion group.
- Chegg Career Center
Information on career readiness and job searching and interviewing skills.
- Explore Health Careers
Health career information and tools to guide and prepare for a future in health care.
- Five O’Clock Club
Outplacement solutions and transition advice for those between employment.
- Inside Jobs
Job descriptions that include salary ranges, work environment information, and videos as an inside look into different careers.
- Job Hero
Information on resumes, cover letters, job searching and more.
- NCDA Sites for Career Planning
Compiled list from the National Career Development Association.
Free career advice.
- Try Engineering
Resource for everyone about engineering and engineering careers.
- The Ultimate Graduation Guide
From TheMuse.com and Wells Fargo.
- After College
Connect with employers eager to fill their internships and entry level job.
- America’s Job Bank
Search engine with the U.S. Dept. of Labor and state employment offices.
- AOL Jobs
Job postings through the America Online network.
- Bank Talent HQ
Jobs in banking.
Job searching online.
Job searching for care positions.
- Career Bliss
Search jobs, salaries, and company ratings.
An employment search engine compiled from various internet sources.
- Career Site
General career and job seeking website.
Internship search (some paid!)
- CT Careers
Maintained by the Connecticut Technology Council – career opportunities in CT’s technology businesses.
Computer Jobs & Technical Employment in the US & Canada.
Links to more than 20,000 jobs in the great outdoors.
- eFinancial Careers
Jobs in banking, finance, insurance and accounting.
- eTeach International
International teaching job board.
- Facebook Job Board
Job posted on Facebook (must have account to apply).
- Financial Jobs
Job board for finance positions.
Job searching, salary information, and company ratings.
- Hartford Courant Jobs
Maintained by the Hartford Courant.
- Home Health Care Jobs
Jobs posted for home health care aides and CNAs.
- HR Tech Talent
Jobs for human resources technology companies.
One of the largest job searching sites.
Maintained by the Boston Herald.
Online job searching.
- Jobs of Mine
Database of postings form multiple sites.
- Job Spider
Job searching and posting.
Online job searching.
- Local Jobs Index
Provides up-to-date job listings in your area.
- Mashable Job Board
Job board for tech-related positions.
- Massage Therapy Jobs
Postings for massage therapists by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
- The Monster Board
Free access to over 50,000 jobs.
- NACE Link
Job searching database.
Job searching throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Links to thousands of job opportunities in diverse fields (and not just for temps).
- Nursing Job Source
Links to Nursing Jobs all over the country.
Search for nursing and health care positions.
- Nursing Degree Guide
Career opportunities for nurses.
- Nurse Practitioners
Careers for students/family nurse practitioners.
- Party Industry Careers
A career resource guide for party planning careers.
- Recruiter’s Connection
A place to find and post jobs.
- Senior Housing Job Board
Jobs in senior housing facilities.
- Simply Hired
Online job searching.
- Snag a Job
Online job searching.
- Travel Jobs 24/7
Travel job board.
- USA Jobs
Job postings and listing for government and federal positions.
Jobs for military or veterans.
Jobs for recent college graduates.
- Workplace Diversity
Search for employment or seek career advice.
- YP Jobs
Local job postings from the Yellow Pages.
Great place to find and post jobs with excellent turn-around.
Job and Internship searching
Attempts to match skills and employment interests with the needs of thousands of employers.
Includes resources on job placement, resume writing, and career training opportunities.
- Career Builder Advice
Advice and resources from Career Builder.
- Career Directory
Place to post your resume on multiple sites/locations.
- Career Planning Center
Excellent resource for job seekers to organize their search materials.
- Career Resource Center
Offers insights on jobs, careers, entrepreneurial opportunities and online degrees and training.
- Career Resource Home-page
Job surfer, etc., from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Explore careers and majors.
- CCN Articles
Career articles from College Central Network.
- CCN Podcasts
Collection of podcasts from iTunes.
- Firsthand Blog
Database for matching skills with jobs, training, education and career opportunities.
- Goodwill Career Center
Free resource including job training, career counseling, and workshops.
- Job Seeker Services
Plenty of advice and resources for job seekers.
- Kick Resume
Free (with some paid options) resume and cover letter generator.
Helpful planning for the next chapter in your career.
Free resume builder; offers paid options to save/send.
Database for matching skills with available jobs.
- NCDA Occupational Trends
Career trend information from the National Career Development Association.
- Online Career Center
One of the most frequently accessed online career-information resources.
Discover salaries based on experience and education.
- Resume Guide: CareerOneStop
Advice on resume and cover letter writing.
- State of Connecticut Department of Labor
News releases, labor market information, employment services, unemployment services, etc.
- U.S. Department of Labor
Links to all DOL agencies and resources.
- Ed2Go Online Career Training Programs
Fully online career programs in business administration, health and medical, IT training, management and hospitality, sustainable energy, and more.
- Free Workshops
Free workshops in many job readiness skills.
- GCF Learn Free
Free courses in job skills.
- MOOC: Alison
- MOOC: Class Central
- MOOC: Coursera
- MOOC: Educase
- MOOC: edX
- MOOC: Open Culture
- MOOC: Udemy
A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free Web-based distance learning program that is designed for the participation of large numbers of geographically dispersed students.
Help is a Phone Call Away…
- Education and Employment Hotline
Not a placement service, but a valuable clearinghouse of information.
- Job Search for Health Care
Job Search Management Software and Databases.
(800) JOBS-123, extension 100 (800-562-7123, ext. 100)
- Corporation for Health Education Careers
Provides consultation services for career planning in the health professions.
Contact Rose Sgarlat Myers, PT, Ph.D, CAE, President at: (800) 305-CHEC (800-305-2434)
Career services are offered through the advising center by appointment. Appointments can be made by contacting the center during our normal business hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
For more information, contact the Advising Center at 860.773.1510.