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4 College Senior

Career Services: As I am obligated to start my transferring process a year prior to my transfer date, I have been participating in workshops and meetings dedicated to the transfer process. Considering that Santa Monica College is boasted as the number 1 in transfers to institutions like UCLA, I expected an excellent post-grad service. And so far, I was not disappointed. The workshops to transfer to UC's are very helpful and informative. If I have any further questions that I prefer to be dealt with in a more personal manner, I have received effective help in counselors that are specialized in the transfer process. I especially built a liking to the career counselors because they help me connect my ambitions with a suitable career field and even a specific career. It has helped me greatly in clearing my anxieties about determining a major and whether this major is the right path for me. Coming from a family that perceives the medical field as the major with the most opportunity, anxieties are inevitable. And the career counselors do an excellent jobs in alleviating any worries.

5 College Senior

Career Services: The Career service center is great. I will go there this upcoming semester to get some help with my personal letter and resumé.

4 College Freshman

Career Services: Career center guides you to find internships. They work with you to have future jobs.

3 College Junior

Career Services: They offer plenty of links and resources to find a job but don't directly help you. There are on campus jobs which are easy to apply for and some are related to majors to begin getting direct experience in your field.

5 College Junior

Career Services: Comparatively I imagine we have one of the best.


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Santa Monica College has advisers for pretty much everything. Advisers can take you through the process of picking a major that's connected to a career you are interested in, and then they can help you find opportunities to volunteer or intern in your chosen field. They can also help you find work through workshops and campus events, like career fairs where potential employees come interview students on campus.

SMC has resume-writing services that help students learn how to perfect their job applications. Career services also include interview tips and assessment tests to match you with potential jobs.

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Alumni Services
Alumni events include workshops, homecoming, and many other opportunities.
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Did You Know?
SMC offers a ton of different volunteer and intern opportunities in lots of different career areas. You can start gathering valuable expereince in your dream job while going to school!

Student Polls

Have you been able to transfer credits to other schools?    Based on 246 responses

  • 26% Yes, I transferred credits to other schools successfully and easily.
  • 3% Yes, I transferred credits to other schools, but it was a difficult process.
  • 11% I'm not really sure what my transferring options are.
  • 1% I tried but was denied.
  • 54% No, I haven't transferred credits to other schools, but I want to.
  • 4% No, I haven't transferred credits to other schools and probably won't.

What do you plan on doing after completing your studies here?    Based on 249 responses

  • 78% I plan to transfer to another school to complete my degree.
  • 18% I plan to pursue a higher degree.
  • 4% I plan on looking for a new job.
  • 0% I plan on staying at my current job.
  • 0% I only took classes for new knowledge and don't plan on using studies here to advance my education or career.
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