Plant Health Care Consulting Arborist Tree Maintenance Laborer/Trimmer Tesla
OUSD RJOY-Youth Program RJOY- Youth Program
UPS Recruitment  Before & After School Teacher Career Fair
MANOS MANOS Legal Processing Assistant
Courtroom Clerk CUTCO

Welcome to the Career Center at Merritt College!

Sara Alturk provides academic, career, and personal counseling and enjoys working with students from diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about working with students from different backgrounds and experiences to help them reach their job placement, educational, and career goals. She most enjoys students navigating the community college to help them feel empowered in their process and continue to reach their career and academic goals. Sara Alturk is the Career Counselor at Merritt College. She started her educational journey at UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare and a minor in Education and received her master’s degree in College Counseling from San Francisco State University.

*The career center will provide remote services to assist you with your career questions. We are now open for remote appointments. Please contact us at with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your career journey.

*Please see a counselor for access codes for some websites listed below

Career and Major Exploration


Roadtrip Nation
My Next Move
O*Net Online
CA Career Zone
Personality Assessment
What Can I Do With This Major?


Researching Careers


Career Cornerstone Center
Explore Health Careers
Discover Engineering Careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Learn How to Become
Labor Market Information
How To Become A Registered Nurse
Engineering Pathways
How To Become A Doctor/Pre-Med


Career Workshops


Resume Cover Letter Major & Career
Interviewing LinkedIn Networking


Employment Opportunities


Streaming Job Fair
College Central Network
Natural History and Sustainability Job Board
Natural History and Sustainability Advisory Board
Applications & Infrastructure Security Advisory Board




Counseling 57
  • Offered in Fall & Spring!
  • In-depth career and life planning: Self-exploration, identifying values, interests, needs and goals; development of skills for assuming careers and lifestyles over the life span, the influence of career choice on the quality of life, and the development of a career action plan. Designed to assist those students considering the transition of a career change or undecided about the selection of a college transfer major.