Counseling may involve the exploration and analysis of a student’s interests, skills, values and personality characteristics. Assistance is given in setting appropriate short and long term career goals.
Students are invited to sign up for special group counseling programs such as "Career Planning for the First Year Student," "What's Your Type? Personality and Career Choice," and "Major Choices: Connecting Majors to Careers," scheduled throughout the academic year.
There are no magic answers to be found in career inventories and tests but if you are having difficulty determining your interests, values and skills and how these may relate to specific career possibilities, you may find some of the following career assessment tools available at the career center helpful.
Students are welcome to use the Career Information Center to conduct career research. The Center contains reference materials, books on a variety of career fields, an extensive pamphlet file and a small but growing career video library. The Center also houses "Focus2," the computer assisted career decision-making system.
One of the most effective ways to learn more about a career is to conduct an information interview with individuals working in a career field that interests you. The Career Resource Network was established to provide students with the opportunity to interview faculty and successful alumni representing a variety of career fields. Students interested in conducting an informational interview are encouraged to contact a counselor for a referral.
Throughout the academic year special career programs and events are scheduled. See our calendar of events for specific program listings for the fall and spring semesters. Events and Programs
Classroom Presentations/Career Center Visits–Faculty may arrange class visits to the Center or may request classroom workshops on the following topics: career exploration, career planning and assessment, personality type and career, values clarification, researching careers and "Focus2" demonstrations.