First Generation College Celebration

Throughout the month of November, Palomar College celebrates National First-Generation College Day.

Join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of our First-Generation students at Palomar College! At Palomar College, we take immense pride in our resilient First-Generation students who have broken barriers to pave their way to higher education. Their determination and perseverance have set an inspiring example for all.
In honor of this momentous celebration, we are thrilled to announce our series of Career Readiness Workshops. This experience is designed to help our First-Generation students set the stage for a bright and successful future. These career readiness workshops will equip our First-Gen students with the essential skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to thrive in the professional world.

Why Celebrate?

November 8th is recognized as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Additional information about why November 8th was selected is available at Why Celebrate on November 8.

What is a First-Generation College Student?

First-generation college students are the first to attend, or graduate from, college in their immediate families. Specifically, if your parents or guardians did not attend, or graduate from college, then you are a first-gen student. One in five students at Saddleback is a first-generation college student.


For more information or questions, please contact the TRIO SSS office at or call 760-744-1150, ext. 2761.

Career Exploration

Unlock Your Dream Career Path! Join our Career Assessment Workshop to discover your ideal career with the help of popular personality measures. Gain self-awareness and explore diverse career paths, empowering yourself to make informed choices about your future. .

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 2:00pm to 3:300pm
Location: SU-17 (Career Center Computer Lab)

Elevate Your Interviewing Skills

Ready to take your interview skills to the next level? Whether you're preparing for internships, part-time jobs, or your dream career, mastering the art of interviewing is essential. Join our interactive workshop to gain the confidence and skills you need to succeed in interviews!

Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: LRC-438 (4th floor Library, San Marcos Campus) & via Zoom

*This session will be offered in person and via Zoom (HYFLEX)

Creating an Effective Resume & Cover Letter

Your resume and cover letter are the first impression potential employers will have of you. Join our interactive workshop to learn the skills and strategies needed to create compelling and effective resumes and cover letters.

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 10am to 11am
Location: SU-17 (Career Center Computer Lab)

Unlock Your Career Potential with Powerful Networking Tools!

Join us to discover the ways of leveraging the dynamic capabilities of Handshake and LinkedIn. In this session, you will learn how to use these two industry-leading platforms to propel your networking efforts. By mastering the art of connecting on Handshake and crafting a compelling LinkedIn profile, you'll open doors to a world of exciting opportunities that can help your journey to the career of your dreams.

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: SU-17 (Career Center Computer Lab)

Professional Photography Portraits

Update your LinkedIn profile with a high-quality headshot to attract potential employers with confidence. We arranged a free professional portrait with a talented photographer just for college students like you.

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Time: 11am to 1pm
Location: LRC-428, 4th floor Library (San Marcos campus)

Explore Internships and Fellowships

Whether you're contemplating an internship to gain invaluable hands-on experience or aspiring to secure a fellowship to advance your research and studies, this workshop is a good opportunity to learn about the world of professional development.
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time: 10 am-11am
Location: LRC-116 (1st Floor Library, San Marcos Campus) & via Zoom

*This session is offered in-person and via Zoom (HYFLEX)


Como hacer un Curriculum de Trabajo

Su resume y carta de presentación son la primera impresión que los posibles empleadores tendrán de usted. Únase a nuestro taller interactivo para aprender las habilidades y estrategias necesarias para crear un resume y cartas de presentación atractivos y efectivos.

Fecha: Jueves, Noviembre 30, 2023
Horario: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Ubicación: ESC 101, Centro de educación de Escondido

**Esta session sera ofrecida solamente en Español en el centro de Escondido de Palomar College