Tip #15: Life After Community College

Whether it means continuing one’s education, transitioning to the workforce, moving, getting married, traveling, or some other significant life experience, much awaits students in the world upon leaving Sacramento City College.

Why is Life After Community College important?

There is a whole new world waiting to be explored once your stay at Sacramento City College has concluded. It is important to prepare for your transition. Staff is available in various departments including career services, counseling and the transfer center to help you explore your options. Do not wait until you take your last class at Sacramento City College to plan your next move.


Transferring to a university is one option to pursue during life after community college. There are numerous choices from the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems to private universities both within and outside of the state.

Entering the workforce full-time with the skills and education one has learned is another avenue that can be explored. Some entry-level jobs exist that require an associates degree or certificate of completion in a course of study.

  • Internal Links to Life after Community College

    The college’s Transfer Center staff provides information about transfer institutions including application requirements and deadlines.
    For information about various career options visit the college’s Career Center .

    The Learning Skills and Tutoring Center offers College Success Workshops on life after community college.



  • External Links to Life after Community College

    Collegeaftermath.com provides resources about life after college including jobs, relationships, debt, and support.

    Amy Baldwin, author of The Community College Experience, wrote a terrific article about how to plan for life after community college: Life After Community College: Start Making Plans Now

  • Sources

    The Community College Experience by Amy Baldwin (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).

    Life After Community College: Start Making Plans Now by Amy Baldwin (Studenthealth101.com 2009)

    Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 4th Ed., by Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, and Patricia G. Moody (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).

    Becoming a Master Student, 10th Ed., by Dave Ellis (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).

    Study Guides and Strategies

    Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center