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Learn more about your values, interests, personality, skills and strengths to pursue a fulfilling career.

As you explore your career interests, it's helpful to take time to discover your gifts, talents and values. These important things shape our decisions every day, and knowing who you really are can help you see which careers and life and work choices are best for you.

No matter where you are in deciding the focus of your studies, the JCCC Career Development Center has people, tools and assessments that can help.

If you aren’t quite sure what the future holds, we have your back.

Our career information specialists will help you:

  • Understand the career-decision-making process
  • Assess your interests, strengths, values and personality with our free workshops
  • Learn about different careers from people who work in the industries that interest you
  • Explore your options

Whether you are a current student or a recent graduate—or earned your diploma or certificate decades ago—our career experts are available for you. Make an appointment or stop by during our scheduled walk-in times.

If you know exactly what you want to study, we can help!

We will help you identify opportunities to start building your career while still in school. Talk to one of our Career Information Specialists about internships and job shadowing, résumé services and interviewing tips

Visit the Career Development Center

Location: Student Center, second floor, room 252

Call to make an appointment: 913-469-3870 
Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

Connect on online chat — available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday:

Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

As you explore your major decisions, keep these tips in mind:

  • If you plan to apply for financial aid, you must be working toward an associate degree (AA, AS or AAS) or a vocational certificate or planning to transfer to a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree. Get details on the Financial Aid webpage.
  • For this reason, some students will declare a general major while they explore their options.
  • If you decide to change your major, we can help you navigate that process. Learn more about changing your major.