In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, Career Center has transitioned to serving students in a virtual environment.
Counselors and Specialists are now available to serve you through various methods.
We are able to assist you via telephone, email, online chat, and/or video-conferencing.
Students wishing to "see" their Counselor through video-conferencing are able to do
so by using Cranium Cafe. We encourage you to find a method that fits your needs.
We know this is a time of uncertainty and concern for many of you, and we want to
reassure you that although we may not be able to offer in-person services at this
time, we will continue to be available to assist you.
We are committed to continue to offer excellent services while also protecting the
health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community. We thank you and
appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate through these challenging
times. Please stay healthy!
Students who wish to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselors can call Kara Mushegan at (805) 922-6966 x3293.
If you have career related questions, or need to speak to someone, call our office at (805) 922-6966 x3374 and our staff will connect you.
Career Center Team
Welcome to the Career Center
If you are looking for assistance with career exploration and planning, self-assessments, resume and interview preparation, or just looking for on-and/or off-campus employment opportunities, the Career Center will guide you each step of the way.
The Career Center helps to place students in paid or unpaid internship opportunities. Students gain valuable work experience while applying classroom lessons.
Career Center staff collaborate with faculty and industry recruiters to connect students with career opportunities as they become available.
Participants meet in individual, small group or classroom workshops to learn resume writing, interview techniques, and Dress 4 Success at the Career Center lab.
Career & Alumni Connect
Career Center staff partners with industry members to invite employers to connect with students and alumni on campus through classroom presentations, breakout sessions, career demonstrations, and speed recruiting events called Ready, Set, Go!
The Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) and the Career Center have established the Career Closet. The Career Closet offers new and gently used professional business attire for interviews at no cost to students in need. Interested students can receive more information regarding the program at the Career Center.
Career Readiness Academy (CRA)
CRA is a 12-week, intensive hands-on training program focused on 21st century employability skills. The CRA is co-facilitated with help from area business and industry leaders.
SkillsUSA is a national organization focused on champions at work. AHC SkillsUSA students are encouraged to participate and further build career and leadership skills.
Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Internships
CWE internships combine a student's academic and career interests with productive work experience. Students earn transferable college credit while working in full-or part-time jobs or unpaid/volunteer positions.
CTE Junior Day
Career Technical Education (CTE) classes visit the Santa Maria campus to meet with instructors, career counselors and Career Center staff to learn about CTE programs at the college. Students also receive career readiness training during their half-day visit.
Student Services Building A, Room A207
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
1-805-922-6966, ext. 3374
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Until further notice.