Career Exploration

​​​​NEW Focus 2 Career Assessments


Focus 2 Career includes five free career assessments to help you learn about occupations and majors that fit your unique interests, abilities, values, and personality. After taking your assessments, make a career coaching appointment to review your results and plan your next-steps with a Career Center staff member.   

PDF Focus 2 Career Instructions & Worksheets (includes link to Focus 2 Career Portal)

Note: When creating your Focus 2 Career account, use the Access Code: DMACCBEARS.       

Career Coaching

Career Center staff are available to meet with you one-on-one to ​discuss your career interests and goals, Focus 2 Career assessment results, and career exploration activities like informational interviewing and job shadowing. Make an appointment with one of us using our online calendars:

​Want to reach out to us directly with a question or concern? Contact us at 515-964-6463 or

Additional Career Exploration Resources​

  • Career Coach – Learn about DMACC programs and related occupations on this website.
  • CareerOneStop – Explore career profiles and access training and job search resources on this website from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Access detailed occupational profiles on this Bureau of Labor Statistics website, including information about salaries, projected job openings, required training, etc.
  • Career Videos​ - Learn about hundreds of occupations through these brief videos created by the Department of Labor.

WBL 100: Exploring Careers

Exploring students might consider enrolling in WBL 100: Exploring Careers, an elective 1-credit course which helps students learn how to access labor market information, set career-related goals and make well-informed decisions, and explore their interests, abilities, and values through career assessments. If you have questions about how this course might relate to your program’s requirements, consult with your Academic Advisor.