Student Resources

Starting a career after college or even just getting a job while attending school can be a challenge. However, there are a myriad of resources to help with resume building, interview preparation, what work values to work on, or even just to explore careers of interest.

Get started by exploring different career websites, or by taking a free online career assessment or personality inventory from one of the sites listed below. Bring your results to one of the Completion Centers to discuss what's next!

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Helpful Websites

Achieve Texas 
Information about the 16 career clusters and related educational pathways. Free online career magazines available in English and Spanish. 

Career Cruising
Username: NCTC, Password: gocenter
Free career assessments, college search tools, job posting database, and resume and cover letter builders.

College for All Texans 
A one-stop shop for exploring colleges and beginning the application process.

College Internships and Employment
Practical help to find, choose, and make the most of College Internships.

Job Offer Advice
How to navigate and nail your first job offer after graduation.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
The most widely used personality instrument in the world. It is a powerful 70 question assessment that helps individuals discover their personality strengths.

Learn How to Become
Each stage of the career process has a different tool toolkit. Have access to many resources for getting hired after graduation and starting a career, not just a job.

Myers Briggs Personality Assessment 
Obtain your 4-letter personality type according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology and see how it relates to different occupations.

Student Lingo
Student Lingo is an online resource with study skill workshops, provided for all NCTC students. Success seminars are provided on the following topics; Academic and Career Exploration, Reading and Writing Strategies, Learning to Learn, Personal Management, Tips for Online Learning, and General Success Strategies.

Texas Genuine 
Explore career fields and the college programs related to them.

The Texas Network 
Connect with free, online professional development resources for career and technical  faculty and counselors.

Texas Reality Check
An interactive program to help students explore income, careers, spending habits, and financial expectations.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship Opportunity.

Career Handouts