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Career and Transfer Center

On-Campus Services

Students can access services both online and in-person for the Fall 2021 semester. Limited in-person support services are available by appointment only - contact the department directly or visit the Reopening webpage for more information. Face masks are required inside all FLC facilities.

Note: As of October 1, 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Los Rios students and employees to access district and college facilities. For more information, go to the Vaccine webpage.

  • Please review services below to make an online appointment
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to your Los Rios Gmail immediately after scheduling the appointment.
  • Click on the link at the time of the appointment.
  • Online scheduling works best using Chrome as your browser. (Chrome is not required to access the zoom link).

Note: phone appointments may limit the counselor and support staff’s ability to share information and documents with the student.

The Career & Transfer Center (CTC) is a resource center designed to support Folsom Lake College students in the areas of career exploration, choosing a career and major, career counseling, internships and work experience, job preparation, and transfer preparation and planning.

Watch the FLC calendar (listed below) for upcoming CTC events and activities.  Choose from the topics below to access specific services information and to make an appointment with a member of the CTC Team. 

Sign Up for an Online Career & Transfer Center Workshop

I'm Seeking Career and Major Exploration Services and/or an Appointment for this Service

Career and Major Exploration Services Overview

Career and major exploration prepares students for Career Counseling and career and major selection and decision making. Self-guided assessments and staff directed career exploration research and activities support the student’s identification of career interests, work preferences, and suggest various occupations that align with the student’s preferences and interests. 

We highly recommended these services for students uncertain or unsure of their future career, career interests and/or academic major.

Students eligible for this service:

  • Students enrolled in a minimum of one FLC course for current or upcoming semester.

Choosing a Major Services

What is a "major?"
A major is a specific subject or interest area that students specialize in. Typically, between one-third to one-half of the courses you take in college will be in your major or related to it. Please note: As part of the Student Success Initiative, California Community College Students are required to identify a program of study (choose a major) by three semesters (or 15 units).

Do you need help choosing or confirming your major and your career direction?
We're here to help! Our Career Encounter Program moves you through essential exploration and research designed to help you determine the area of interest that "fits" who you are and aligns with your life goals. Included in the Career Encounter Program, our career counseling services provide comprehensive, occupational interest guidance and college major selection and planning that supports knowledgeable and informed career and major selection choices.

We know what an important decision students are making when choosing a major, which is why we created our Career Encounter Program - a structured career and major exploration platform with step-by-step (click-by-click) instructions and guidance. While there is no set time-frame for participating in the Career Encounter Program, undecided and unsure students will benefit from early participation, because determining a career interest and choosing a major focuses your academic planning and motivates you to do your very best! Our Career Encounter Program includes the following steps:

  • Self-Discovery: Define your interests, personality and values, and determine how you prefer to work, play, learn, and live.
  • Intro to Career Pathways: Establish your general interest area(s) and narrow your search for the perfect career fit.
  • Decision Making and Goal Setting: Improve your decision making skills and become a better decision maker and goal setter/planner.
  • Cost of Preferred Lifestyle: Determine your future lifestyle and create a budget based on your choices.
  • Career Exploration: Explore careers within your interest area(s) while keeping "what fits me" at the center of your exploration.
  • Choosing a Major and Career Counseling: Bring it all together and choose a major that is meaningful to you and fits your life and success goals.
  • Create a Professional Resume: Create a professional resume specific to your chosen career field.

To participate in the Career Encounter Program
Drop by the Career & Transfer Center, or call (916) 608-6526 and make an appointment for a short program orientation, and to receive the program materials. The Career Encounter Program is available to FLC students free of charge. While there is no set time frame for participating in the Career Encounter Program, undecided and unsure students benefit from early participation as determining a career interest and choosing a major motivates our students and focuses their academic planning. The majority of the program is completed online, at the student’s convenience, while CTC staff and career counseling is available for guidance and assistance.

Make a Virtual Appointment for Career Exploration Services

PathwayU Logo

PathwayU, FLC’s online career exploration application, connects students with their greatest sense of purpose as they make choices for education, career and employment. It's a great way for future and current FLC Students to begin exploring careers!

PathwayU is not a skills, abilities or simple interest inventory. It is a platform with a predictive algorithm guiding students through career exploration and employment pathway options where they'll potentially find the greatest sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. This helps to improve student success and enables students to better map their educational journey.

PathwayU is an online predictive guidance platform connecting you to your greatest sense of purpose as you make choices throughout your education, career, and employment journey.

Create an Account or Sign in to PathwayU

Make Roadtrip Nation a Part of Your Journey

Explore career paths with Roadtrip Nation, an inspirational online career exploration tool that encourages students to investigate and discover new career pathways and identify their interests.  RTN houses more than 8,900 videos of career and life stories, including diverse and interesting stories of leaders who have turned their passion and interests into a successful career.

FLC Student Access to Roadtrip Nation:

Membership Code: FLC19

URL: https://roadtripnation.com/edu/flc

  1. On the RTN landing page, select Start Exploring or Sign In.
  2. Create an account. For the email address, we recommend using your Los Rios email address.
  3. You will be redirected to your membership status, where you will input the membership code shown above.
  4. Click GO to process. If you already have an account, go to: Account Settings at the top right corner, Membership and add the code.
  5. Note: Students must use the FLC landing page to launch RTN. The FLC membership will NOT be recognized on roadtripnation.com or roadtripnation.org.

I'm Seeking Career Counseling Services Information and/or an Appointment for this Service

For academic counseling and course planning services, visit Counseling.

Career Counseling Services Overview

Career Counseling offers comprehensive occupational interest and college major selection and planning support that expands the student’s knowledge of their interests, and helps prepare students to make informed career and major selection decisions that are compatible with their preferences, interests and potential career direction.

Students eligible for this service have:

  • Have completed new student Orientation
  • Have developed a Student Education Plan (SEP) with an Academic Counselor
  • Are enrolled in a minimum of one FLC course for current or upcoming semester

For students unsure or undecided about their career and major, we highly suggest students create account in PathwayU and complete all four assessments, prior to meeting with a Career Counselor (see PathwayU information and link below).

Make a Virtual Appointment for Career Counseling

Make an In-Person Appointment

The Career & Transfer Center is currently offering limited in-person Career Counseling appointments on the Folsom Lake College Main campus, in the Academic Counseling Department (FL1-Aspen Hall), during the Fall 2021 semester.

*Students will be seen by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be served.

Important Information Regarding your Appointment

  • Check in at the Welcome and Student Success Center in FL1-Aspen Hall. Doors to Counseling will be locked.
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Bring a photo ID (ex. Driver’s license, Passport, School ID).
  • Know your FLC Student ID number.

Los Rios Covid 19 Protocols

Mask Policy: Masks are required for all students, faculty, and staff in any indoor space in Los Rios regardless of vaccination status per Los Rios's Health & Safety requirements. Masks are not required for outdoor activities; however, masks are always permissible and anyone who feels safer or more comfortable wearing a face covering outdoors is encouraged to do so.

For the safety of our students and employees, please do not come to campus if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or Chills
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat or runny/stuffy nose
  • Fatigue
  • Headache, nausea, vomiting, or Diarrhea
  • A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

If you are displaying symptoms, and have an on-campus appointment, you will be given the option to participate in your appointment remotely, or to reschedule.

In the event that these requirements change, we will notify all students, faculty, and staff of the changes. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we do our best to respond to the latest information to keep everyone in the Los Rios community healthy and safe.

To schedule an in-person appointment call (916) 608-6526

PathwayU Logo

PathwayU, FLC’s online career exploration application, connects students with their greatest sense of purpose as they make choices for education, career and employment. It's a great way for future and current FLC Students to begin exploring careers!

PathwayU is not a skills, abilities or simple interest inventory. It is a platform with a predictive algorithm guiding students through career exploration and employment pathway options where they'll potentially find the greatest sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. This helps to improve student success and enables students to better map their educational journey.

PathwayU is an online predictive guidance platform connecting you to your greatest sense of purpose as you make choices throughout your education, career, and employment journey.

Create an Account or Sign in to PathwayU

I'm Seeking Information about Transfer Services and/or an Appointment for this Service

For detailed transfer process information and requirements, visit Transfer.

Transfer Services Overview

FLC Transfer Services are geared toward assisting students in exploring post-secondary educational options while providing support and guidance on the steps necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university. Transfer counseling is available in the Career & Transfer Center two days per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Services include:

  • Comprehensive transfer counseling
  • Drop-in transfer counseling and application review
  • University representative visits
  • College fairs
  • University campus events and tours
  • University application and transfer workshops
  • Workshops, events, and university tours

Students eligible for this service have:

  • Have completed new student Orientation
  • Have developed a Student Education Plan (SEP) with an Academic Counselor
  • Are enrolled in a minimum of one FLC course for current or upcoming semester

Make a Virtual Appointment for Transfer Counseling

Check out the Los Rios Community College Transfer Virtual Resource Directory to view transfer school information and upcoming events:

Transfer Virtual Resource Directory

I'm Seeking Information about Internships and Work Experience and/or an Appointment for this Service

For detailed Internship and Work Experience process information and requirements, visit Internship and Work Experience.

Internship & Work Experience Services Overview

College internships provide students with an opportunity to work in an organization and gain valuable, practical knowledge and hands-on job experience, while attending college. Internship and Work Experience services are available at FLC during Fall and Spring semesters. View the helpful student guides and resources on the Internship and Work Experience webpage.  

Students eligible for this service:

  • Have completed a minimum of two college semesters
  • Are in good academic standing
  • Have declared a college major
  • Are enrolled in a minimum of one FLC course for current or upcoming semester

Make a Virtual Appointment for Internship and Work Experience Counseling

Handshake

Begin your Internship and Job search with Handshake, a free job search portal for Los Rios Students who are looking for jobs and Internships:

  • Search full-time and part-time jobs, on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops,
  • and volunteer positions
  • Receive emails describing positions that match your search criteria
  • Upload resume and other portfolio documents to be viewed by employers
  • Access the FLC and Los Rios Job and Internship’s calendar of events, workshops, and info sessions

Create an Account or sign in to Handshake

I'm Seeking Information about FLC Student Jobs and Job Services and/or an Appointment for this Service

Job Services Overview

Search for a job, create a job search plan, learn job search strategies and interviewing techniques, and develop your resume and cover letter. Job services are designed to prepare students for employment while attending college and Job preparation for future careers.

Services include:

  • Resume and cover letter construction
  • Interviewing skills development
  • Job search support
  • Workshops, activities, and events

Students eligible for this service:

  • Are enrolled in a minimum of one FLC course.

Make a Virtual Appointment for Job Services

Handshake

Begin your Internship and Job search with Handshake, a free job search portal for Los Rios Students who are looking for jobs and Internships:

  • Search full-time and part-time jobs, on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops,
  • and volunteer positions
  • Receive emails describing positions that match your search criteria
  • Upload resume and other portfolio documents to be viewed by employers
  • Access the FLC and Los Rios Job and Internship’s calendar of events, workshops, and info sessions

Create an Account or sign in to Handshake

I'm Seeking Information about SETA Jobs and Job Services and/or an Appointment for this Service

SETA Job Placement Assistance

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA ) job placement services are available at FLC for Career Education students.

What is Career Education and who are Career Education Students? Career Education (formerly known as Career Technical Education, or CTE) is a term for educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied arts and sciences, and modern technologies. View information about Career Education and Career Education Degrees and Certificates.

Services include:

  • Connecting students to career opportunities in their field of study
  • Coordinating and scheduling virtual interviews with local employers that align with student’s career goals
  • Job Search support
  • Navigating CalJOBS support
  • Virtual Employer Recruitment Events
  • Resume and Interviewing support

Students eligible for this service:

  • Are enrolled in a minimum of one FLC course.
  • Are currently completing or have completed an FLC Career Education Program.

For more information, contact the FLC SETA representative:

Mohsen Ghahremani
ghahrem@losrios.edu
(916) 584-2383
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Printable SETA Flyer

Career & Transfer Events

Dec
08

NorCal Info Session

from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Contact

flc-careertransfer@flc.losrios.edu
(916) 608-6526

Career & Transfer Center Staff

During remote operations, our CSUS and UC Davis Transfer Service Representatives may be reached directly:

Carlos Rubio
Admissions and Outreach Counselor
Sacramento State University
crubio@csus.edu
Transfer Admission
Covid-19 Response
Sacramento State University

Pamela E. Blanco
Associate Director, Transfer Opportunity Program
Undergraduate Admissions
University of California, Davis
parueca@ucdavis.edu
Transfer Admission
Covid-19 Response
UC Davis

NOTE: All students must have a UC TAP (Transfer Admission Planner) completed prior to their UC Davis counseling appointment. If they do not have one in place, their appointment will be rescheduled. Complete the UC TAP

Hours

Monday through Thursday:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday:
Closed

Location

We will be located in the Upper Roost, Spring 2022

PathwayU Logo

PathwayU is an online predictive guidance platform connecting you to your greatest sense of purpose as you make choices throughout your education, career, and employment journey.

FLC STUDENTS: For Login setup, enter your Los Rios Gmail Account (Example: W1234567@apps.losrios.edu). Your personal email may be added as Secondary Email Address so that you don’t lose access after graduation!

Go to PathwayU

Looking for a Job or Internship?

Check out Handshake, a free career platform connecting Los Rios students and alumni with jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

Go to Handshake

Roadtrip Nation

Begin your career exploration journey with Roadtrip Nation. Launch RTN from the link below and use our membership code FLC19 when you create your account.

Roadtrip Nation

Transfer Virtual Resource Directory

A great resource to assist you in exploring the UCs, CSUs, and private universities. Virtual webinars, workshops, website links, contact information for University representatives, and much more!

View the Directory