Career Counseling

The time that you spend at Mendocino College is a valuable time in your life when you are exploring possibilities for your future. The goal of career counseling services is to help students learn how to make informed decisions in their educational and career choices. Whether you are undecided about your major/career or know exactly where you want to end up, speaking to a career counseling is a great way to ensure you make informed decisions when it comes to setting and reaching your goals. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with a career counselor prior to their first educational planning appointment. Start exploring your options today

A career counselor can help you with the following:

  • Learn about academic majors and career technical programs at Mendocino College
  • Help you explore and clarify career paths if you are undecided
  • Assist you in creating a plan for your academic and career goals
  • Help you explore majors and academic programs that fit with your desired career choice
  • Provide you with tools and resources to research career options
  • Recommend various career assessments and help you synthesize your assessment results
  1. Hours
  2. Appointments
  3. Workshops
  4. Staff and Faculty

Spring 2023 Career Counseling Hours:

All appointments are conducted remotely via phone or Zoom

February: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-5:00 pm

March: Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Ready to make your appointment? 

Career counseling provided by Brenda Estrada:

Dive deeper into your goals in a 30-minute session with a career counselor by calling (707) 468-3048 or emailing to schedule your appointment. You are also welcome to contact the career counselor directly for an appointment by calling (707) 468-3000 ext. 1093 or emailing

When scheduling your appointment, please indicate whether you prefer a phone or Zoom appointment.

Career and Major Exploration Workshop

This workshop is designed to help you learn about the different major and career technical education options available at Mendocino College. We will also go over strategies and tools for engaging in meaningful career exploration.

  • Thursday, February 16 from 12 pm-1 pm
  • Wednesday, March 8 from 12 pm-1 pm

Workshops will be offered in a hybrid format and a live stream will be broadcasted from Zoom in the Career Hub. Join via Zoom or in person in the Career Hub (MacMillan Hall 1250). Register now! 

You will receive additional information and the Zoom link 24-48 hours after registering. You will also receive an email reminder about the workshop a day in advance.

Can’t make it to the workshop? A recording will be posted on the website after March 8th. For questions, please contact Brenda Estrada at

Adjunct Career Counselor

Brenda is a first-generation college student who began her postsecondary journey at College of the Canyons. There she earned an Associate of Science in Biological Science and transferred to CSU Channe...
Brenda is a first-generation college student who began her postsecondary journey...
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Brenda Estrada