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February 9, 2024

Success coaches, counselors and career coaches: The trifecta for success.

Learn about financial aid, free tutoring or on-campus services for personal needs. Get help choosing a major or what courses to take next semester. Discover a career and what it takes to launch yours.

JCCC’s team of success coaches, counselors and career coaches are here to support you throughout your educational journey.

Success coaches smooth the move to college, support through graduation

New to JCCC? Your success coach will work with you one-on-one as you transition from high school to college. From helping to identify your strengths and challenges as a student to recommending healthy ways to balance responsibilities and set achievable goals, they will empower you to have a successful college experience.

Your success coach also can help you understand how to manage life as a college student, such as strategies to:

  • Develop healthy habits
  • Build momentum and a bias toward action
  • Increase resilience despite obstacles
  • Learn from failures and celebrate victories
  • Discover and use campus resources
  • Be successful, through workshops hosted by the Success Coaching department

"It’s okay not to know what you want to do for a career. But don’t be afraid to visit the Career Center. Don’t be afraid to use our services, meet with our coaches and try new things." ~ Crystal Stokes, Career Development Center Coordinator

According to Lead Success Coach Danielle Gallegos, “Students are the experts of their own lives, but we can help them discover their needs during college. Our job is to guide them through a plan of action that will help them work towards goals they’ve set for themselves.”

You can work with your success coach as long as you’re at JCCC. Contact the Success Coaching department if you’re new to the College and would like to partner with a success coach.

Counselors remove guesswork from course selection

Need some guidance selecting classes? JCCC’s counselors can advise you on next steps and point you in the right direction. They are available to talk with you in person or virtually – in some cases, you don’t even need an appointment!

They also can let you know about tools available to you:

  • DegreeCheck to keep you on track for graduation
  • An academic success plan for a specific class
  • Time management techniques
  • Coming Summer 2024: Plan My Classes, which guides you through possible degree and certificate pathways

Career coaches help students discover possibilities for their future

Unsure of your career? That’s okay. More than 60% of freshmen have no idea what they want to do, says Crystal Stokes, Career Development Center Coordinator. “That’s where we come in. We teach students the skills for lifelong career success so they can be equipped and empowered to make informed decisions.”

Access free resources to learn about possible careers and how to prepare for your future at JCCC’s Career Development Center. Career coaches can guide you through the process of self-discovery, career exploration and job search preparation.

Discover, explore and prepare

Discover – Learn about your values, interests, personality and strengths (VIPS) through:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Career assessments
  • Online self-discovery tools

Explore – Take what you’ve learned about yourself and explore a career pathway with these opportunities:

  • Internships/externships
  • Job shadowing
  • Informational interviews

Prepare – As you prepare for the world of work, career coaches can help you:

  • Develop a strong resume
  • Practice your interview skills in a mock interview
  • Create a LinkedIn account

Through personal assessments and workshops that help you better understand your values, interests, personality and strengths, you can discover a career path that might be a good fit.

You can even get assistance finding a job while in school. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are welcome at SC 252. Alumni also can use the Career Development Center.

Start your future now at JCCC

Small class sizes, low tuition rates and helpful resources like FREE tutoring and a support team make JCCC a top choice for an exciting future.

Apply today!