Career and life skills are the core of every SMC degree.The best return on your college investment is a great job and a successful life. At SMC, your degree is focused on skills that give you more options and opportunities, no matter where your career or life take you.
Watch: SMC's Camak Core Focuses Your Degree on Career and Life Skills
Major in career and life skills at the same time you earn a degreeThe Camak Core is SMC's career/life skills "major" featuring hands-on experiences for all students.
Academic concentrations are like mini-majors. You can customize your SMC degree by picking two concentrations. All students take the Camak Core concentration.
Communication, teamwork, collaboration, understanding information, and problem-solving are skills that need to be learned and practiced. Employers want you to have those skills before you start work, no matter what career path you choose. You'll learn these and other skills by participating in project-based and hands-on learning experiences in your Camak Core classes.
Pro tip: these same career skills that can make you a main character at work can also make you a main character in life.
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Camak Core classes start in your junior year at SMC.By graduation, you'll have the skills and confidence you need to be successful.
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Your academic major teaches you learning skills. The Camak Core teaches you career skills.Both are important, but employers seek career skills first in addition to your major or grade point average when deciding who to hire.
Watch: Quinn Mann used the skills he learned in the Camak Core to advance his pursuit of a law degree.