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We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore and find out why so many students have decided to call one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District the pathway to their future.

Not sure where to start? Our Career Assessment Tool can help.

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Welcome to Palo Alto College’s Career Services webpage! The services, resources, events, and programs provided on campus help to further the educational and career goals of students and alumni.

Broadly, advisors offer career exploration and job readiness assistance to students and alumni.  For more information, please reach out to your assigned advisor:

  • Choosing your major
  • Planning your career path
  • Preparing for your job and internship search
  • Developing personal and professional skills to help you succeed

Look through the resources below to see how we can help!

 Education & Career Planning

Icons - ProfileFocus 2 is an online tool that lets you plan out your educational goals and explore career options.

  • Explore majors based on personality self-assessments
  • Research careers associated with specific majors
  • Compare multiple occupations at once
  • Learn important industry data and facts
  • Create a personal Action Plan and Career Portfolio

Create your Profile today! - Your Access Code: palomino  

 Self-Assessment Tools

Keirsey Temperament Sorter: Take this assessment and find out if your personality is a Guardian, Idealist, Rationalist, or Artisan!

Jung Typology Test: This test is based on typological research on personality types. Once complete, you’ll know your 4-letter Type. Discover careers, find out which famous people share your Type, and more!

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 Major & Career Exploration Resources

Jobs Career Coach: Find a good career by knowing current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Also offers a basic resume builder!

My Alamo Career: This brings together career and education training information with online tools to assist in achieving your goals.

Learning Express - Job & Career Accelerator: Browse career information, tools to get hired, build a resume, and search for jobs and internships from a national database.

Big Future Career Browser: Browse major and career profiles by categories, keyword, or interest.

Texas H.O.T. Jobs: Search for health-related career info specific to Texas.

Texas Reality Check: Provides three methods for you to compare occupations, lifestyles, and salary goals to recommend careers that might work for you.

Occupational Outlook Handbook:This guide to career information includes information on hundreds of occupations!

O-Net Online:This site is the nation's primary source for occupational information. 

LearnHowtoBecome.Org: This site uses expert-driven content to offer a comprehensive guide to begin, further, or change your career path.

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 Job & Internship Readiness

Before you start your job search, you need to be prepared.

Things to do:

  • Create/ edit resumes, cover letters, and other documents needed for the application process.
  • Create a list of 3-6 references. Don’t forget to ask permission!
  • Make a check list: full-time or part-time? Do you have the skills to work in fast food, retail, manufacturing? Knowing “wants & needs” will help you search more efficiently.
  • Schedule a Mock Interview with your advisor! Practice makes perfect, and a practice interview is one way to help you make a great first impression.

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 PAC Career Corner - COMING SOON!

Later this Summer, PAC Advising in conjunction with the SHARE Center will be providing a new and improved service to connect students to employment/ internship opportunities and job readiness resources in San Antonio, the surrounding area, and nationwide.

With PAC Career Corner students will be able to:

  • Search for jobs and internships, posted by more than 100 companies.
  • Upload a resume to your profile to get noticed!
  • Learn how to market themselves and develop the necessary job search skills

With PAC Career Corner, employers will be able to:

  • Post openings to Palo Alto College
  • Connect with potential student candidates at PAC and the other colleges within the Alamo Colleges District
  • Connect with our college for campus events and future Job Fairs

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 Job & Internship Search Resources

Use these websites to widen your job search!

glassdoor: Allows you to search for jobs, but also provides good information about salaries, interviews, and companies.

JobStar Central: Lets you search “All,” “What,” and “Where.”

Monster College: This site will help you find a job, network with other college students and recent grads, and share job-seeker resources.

Indeed: Use this site to post your resume and search for openings by: company name, keyword/title, location. (Bonus: Indeed shares postings within Career Coach, one of the Major & Career Resources listed above!)

snagajob: Provides postings for full-time and part-time hourly jobs. You can search by: Location, Category, Industry, Position, and even Company!

Texas Internship Challenge: Provides an opportunity to search for internships by keyword and location across the state. It is a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, and The Higher Education Coordinating Board. Create a profile, upload your resume, and start finding your internships today!




 Use these websites to find a great internship!

City of San Antonio - Student Internship Program: Link theory to practice, gain real world experience, and develop specialized skills while working in departments within the City’s organization.

Texas Internships: Find internship opportunities in a variety of industries all over Texas! Identified by Forbes as a “Top 10 Career Website,” this site lets you search through over 70,000 openings by using keywords and location.

WayUp: (Formerly InternMatch) Search for volunteer and paid internships by Companies, Cities, or Categories. Sign Up and create your profile to let recruiters find you!

Internships are also offered by companies such as HEB, Marathon Oil,Office of the Attorney General Child Support Division, Rackspace, Sea World, and more! All it takes is a quick web search to find out. 

Work Study Programs are a great option for current students!

In addition to multiple on-campus opportunities, the Alamo Colleges District offers community-based (off-campus) work-study jobs that allow students to work with employers in the community to gain real world work experience, ideally in your field of study.

Multiple positions are available. Please apply only if you are certain that you qualify. - Visit the Student Financial Aid Office, Palomino Center Room 102 to ask!

To apply:

  • Go to> Scroll to the bottom of the web page and click “Jobs” in the grey footer.
  • Select "Work Study."
  • Select the appropriate institution or consider a position located in a community based organization.
  • Read the job description and instructions for applying.
  • For resume assistance please visit your appropriate advising center.

Several IT Tech and IT Assistant positions are available at the following agencies:

  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries
  • Reaching Maximum Independence
  • Edwards Aquifer Authority
  • Avance SA

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Palo Alto College Resources

Advisors and staff members are available to assist you with many other needs, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! Click here to navigate to information about academics, admissions, costs & financial aid, campus life, and student services.

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