Help you figure out who you are and what you want out of your education, your career, and your life.
Be someone for you to talk to about your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and concerns about your career and educational choices, who will help you sort out, organize, and make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
Help you identify the factors influencing your career development, and help you assess your interests, abilities, and values.
Help you locate resources and sources of career information.
Help you to determine next steps and develop a plan to achieve your goals.
Your career counsellor won’t :
Tell you what to do, or tell you what you should major in or what career you should pursue.
Who needs Career Counseling?
Exploring Career and Major Options
I have no idea what I want to do with my life.”
“I don’t know what to major in.”
“I’ve narrowed it down to a couple career options, but I’m having a hard time choosing between them.”
“I know what I want to major in, but I have no idea what I want to do once I graduate.”
“I know what I want to do, but I’m not sure what the best major would be.
“I want to know what kinds of jobs I can get with my major.”
“I don’t feel like I know enough about all the different careers out there to know what I want to do.”
Who is a Career Counselor?
“I like a lot of different subjects, and I keep changing my major because I’m not sure which one is the best for me!”
“I don’t like any of my classes and none of the majors seem really appealing to me.”
“I have a lot of work experience and I want to find a new career path that will build on the skills I already have.”
“I was planning on going into the _______ program, but I applied and didn’t get in. What do I do now?”
“I always thought I wanted to be a _______, but I got into my major and I really don’t like it!”
“I really like my major, but it’s not what I want to do for my career.”
“I know what type of work I’d like to do, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to make enough money doing it.”
“My family really wants me to be a _______, but I’m not sure if that’s really what I want.”
“I’ve always planned on being a _______, but I’m wondering if it’s only because that’s all I know.”
“I want to find a field to go into where there will always be plenty of jobs.”
“I want to find a career that will allow me to provide significant financial support for my family.”
“I can’t find a job, so I’m thinking about going to grad school.”