Are you interested in exploring your future career plans and what PCC has to offer?
We understand it might have been a while since you were on campus or you may have been fully online. In either case, we would like to invite you for a day of empowerment and exploring resources on campus. We will have career guest speakers, counselors, success coaches and many more support systems in person for you. Our network of care will introduce themselves and have fun activities to help with career inquiry. We will have prizes, swag bags, scavenger hunts, photo booths, vision boards and so much more to remind you of the joys our campus has to offer. Lastly, you can expect to have a follow up conversation with at least one PCC representative to help guide you through your career inquiries.
- Learn about the six career communities here at PCC
- Identify the success centers and how they can support your career exploration and needs.
- Receive specialized advisement to prepare for next step appointments with counselors, success coaches, and completion coaches.
Gain affirmation and empowerment surrounding your choices regarding career.
What are Career Communities?
Not sure which is right for you? Take a Career Assessment
Schedule of Events
Meet with members of the Career Community to discuss what we do and how we can help you through your career exploration at PCC.
Ground yourselves before embarking on this day of exploring yourself, your career, and your journey at PCC.
Explore our support centers on campus through an interactive virtual scavenger hunt. Students can win raffle tickets based on answering questions about specific resources and success/career centers.
Complete a career inquiry activity geared to help you explore. Receive personalized guidance from one of PCC’s success coaches, counselors, and Freeman Center.
Interact with student advocates that will help you in exploring your future aspirations while reflecting on your own identity.
Speaker: Rebecca Neri
Rebecca Colina Neri, PhD is a Senior Improvement Specialist at WestEd. Prior to WestEd, she was an Assistant Professor of Learning Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. Rebecca is an educator, educational researcher, and consultant. Her work focuses on improving the trajectories of students of color into and through community colleges. She also works with schooling institutions and educators to help them learn how to better support, teach, and serve students of color. This includes supporting educators to implement culturally relevant instruction and practices that recognize and integrate the diverse cultural and linguistic experiences and knowledge of students of color, their families, and communities. She earned her PhD in Urban Schooling from UCLA, and her MA in Education and BA in Sociology from Stanford University.
In Person Schedule
If you are planning to come to campus, you need to follow our COVID-19 Safety Protocols.
- The quad in front of the CC building
Students can check in, receive a schedule for the day, and meet with members of the Career Community. We will discuss what we do and how we can help you through your career exploration at PCC.
- Harbeson Hall
Ground yourselves before embarking on this day of exploring yourself, your career, and your journey at PCC. This portion will be hosted via zoom but with a live facilitator to engage with.
- The quad
Re-energize with some free food as well as explore the various informational and activity booths in the quad while enjoying a live performance from our Chamber Singers.
- In front of the D building
Explore our support centers on campus through an interactive scavenger hunt. You will answer riddles to find your next career related destination on campus to gain a raffle ticket. Asking questions about each center leads to more raffle tickets for a prize drawing!
- The quad in front of CC Building
Receive personalized guidance from one of PCC’s success coaches, counselors, and Freeman Center.
- Lancer Pass
Enjoy some free shaved ice and interact with student advocates that will help you in exploring your future aspirations while reflecting on your own identity.
Guest Speaker: Natacha M. Cesar-Davis, PHD
Dr. Cesar-Davis is a committed practitioner and scholar with over ten years of experience in higher education. Natacha has been a counselor, academic coach, professor, researcher, and administrator across several institutions that ranged from community colleges to large research universities. Beginning her work at her Alma Mater, Boston College, Natacha has worked to address the omnipresence of structural racism in most post-secondary institutions. Natacha has diligently sought to foster environments where students like her can find support and success in their quest for self-actualization. Coming from another country at 10, Natacha experienced early in her life different forms of racism that exist in the educational system in the US. This unjust reality has fueled Natacha's passion for demanding that institutions bolster their commitment to Black and Brown students and not only meet their needs but continue to strive to dismantle destructive policies that can inhibit their success. As a practitioner, Natacha has advocated for holistic services that center on the need for community and all students' physical and mental health, particularly historically underserved students. In her scholarship, Natacha uses contextual frameworks to examine how ethnic identity development impacts Black/Latinx students' search for their vocational identity and, in turn, how institutions can help them along this process. In her recent role as grant administrator, Natacha has allocated funds to develop workshops that examine pedagogical biases embedded in STEM classrooms. In doing this, Natacha aims to eliminate the barriers that can threaten the entrance of minoritized students into STEM paths. In addition to her professional endeavors, Natacha is a dedicated mother of two boys, wife to her college sweetheart Wesley, daughter to her beloved parents, and sister to six wonderful human beings.
- The quad in front of the CC Building
Take a moment to relax and reflect on the day through mindfulness, breath and movement practice.
- Lancers Pass
Engage with PCC Alumni as well current PCC students about their own career and academic journeys.