Tompkins Cortland Community College

Student Life

EXPLORE Career Goals: Career Exploration

Career exploration is a process of self-assessment and investigation of your strengths, skills, values, and interests. Our resources and staff can help you gather the information you need and compare it to various careers to discover which one is the best match for you.

More than a Job.  Find a Career with Career Coach.

Career CoachCareer Coach helps you explore your career interests and find the degree program at Tompkins Cortland Community College that fits your dreams. Find job openings, average salaries, predictions for future job growth, and more – and link back to the degree programs that will get you there. Career Coach, which uses an array of databases to give you up-to-date information, can be used to find careers in your chosen degree field, or to find a degree program and transfer path that will get you on track to succeed in a career that matters to you.


CareerTrack is an online career network for Tompkins Cortland students, powered by Purple Briefcase. Sign in and visit [My Links] and [My Channels] for helpful websites and videos to explore and prepare for careers.

Career Search Classes

PSED 160 “Career Exploration” is designed to help students who are undecided about their career path or curriculum choice, this course focuses on self-assessment, inclusive of work values, identification of prominent abilities, and examination of interests. 1 Cr. (1 Lec.) 7 weeks Fall/Spring

Peer Career Coaches

Peer Career CoachThe Peer Career Coaches are trained students in the CCTS office who will assist you in the process of exploring and identifying your career goals, creating a professional self, developing a resume, and with job search strategies.

Individual Appointments

To make an appointment with a Peer Career Coach or one of our Counselors, visit the CCTS Office in room 216 or call us 607.8448222, Ext. 4261.

College and Career Information Center

Visit our information center featuring useful resources including: computer work stations, current career and job search links, and up-to-date books and print resources to help you with career research and preparation.