What we do

Job Placement Assistance is Temporarily Closed. Please visit the Career Center.

Finishing up your certificate or degree and need help with employment supports? See below. 

About Us…

The design of this free program is to assist Palomar College students who are near the completion of their education program in finding jobs (not internships) within their chosen industry, such as business, transportation, manufacturing, automotive, etc.  Students meet with job placement staff to develop a job plan that includes employment preparation to the first day on the job! Answer these simple questions below to see if you qualify for Job Placement Assistance services.

Are you…

  • Currently a Palomar College student and/or have completed your program within six months?
  • Close to completing your program or degree and want to work in your field of study?
  • Willing to make appointments, attend job interviews, complete resumes and look for employment?
  • Willing to work collaboratively with Job Placement Staff?

Information about employment opportunities, how to register with Handshake and apply for jobs, and find resources to assist in preparing a resume, interviewing tips, and so much more. Use your Palomar student email address and password to login (jdoe1234@student.palomar.edu) to your Student SSO, then click the Handshake icon.

Palomar College uses Handshake, a free platform for employers to post jobs, internships, volunteer, and service-learning positions. You’re in great company, as many Fortune 500 Companies post on this site. Businesses that would like information about partnering with Palomar College, please contact Jason Jarvinen, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Education.    

The Cooperative Education Department helps Palomar’s students advance their education and career goals through work experience and internships. Through Cooperative Education classes, students can earn course credit for what they learn on-the-job and through internships.

Our Career Center’s mission is to provide holistic and transformative career development services by providing a supportive experience and empower students to learn, engage, and take action in clarifying their ongoing career mission, purpose, and goals.