The Career Center gives students the opportunity to research careers and find out which one would be best  for them.  We offer several computer programs, websites, and books that offer students a variety of resources.  We also  have a Career Counselor available to meet with currently enrolled students and answer any questions you may have pertaining to your major and/or career interest. Merced College alumni can also receive Career services for up to two years after graduation.

Contact the Merced College Career Center for basic questions, assistance with scheduling an appointment, inquiring about employment, or to take a career assessment.

Contact Erika Contreras at erika.contreras1@mccd.edu / (209) 384-6323 or Luciano Gonzalez at luciano.gonzalez@mccd.edu / (209) 384-6053 for assistance.

Office Hours & Location

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Location: Merced Campus – Lesher Student Services Center 3rd Floor, Room 312

Meet with a Career Counselor

Discover your career path with the guidance of a Career Center Counselor. Our counselors can assist you in exploring your career options, preparing for interviews, and connecting you to internship and job opportunities to kickstart your professional journey.

Career Center Resources

The Career Center offers a variety of resources that students can take advantage of free of charge.

  • Career Counseling
  • Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
  • Education Planning
  • Career Assessments
  • Job Opportunity Services

Need Resume Assistance?

Check out or resources page for helpful tips on building a resume.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Career Center gives students the opportunity to research careers and find out which ones would be best suited for themWe have many computer programs, websites and books that offer students a wealth of knowledgeWe also have information about majorsIt is important for students to understand that they are able to choose a single career through many different majors.

Our center offers many different resources in a variety of formatsWe have a software program called Eureka that allows students to find their interests, connect them to a career and then match to a college and major that is right for them.

There are two types of Career Interest Tests, the Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory. These assessments are free for students that attend Merced College. Students can access the Career inventories from their own computers or use them in the Career Center. To obtain additional information about Career Interest Test/Inventories, stop by the Career Center and speak with Career Center staff and/or Career Counselor.

Our services are available to any current Merced College student. Our services are also extended to former students for up to 2 years after they have left Merced College.

If you still have questions or are seeking additional information, please feel free to stop by Career Center or call for more information: (209) 384-6243 or (209) 384-6053.