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Career Counseling & Exploration

Career exploration is the process of finding a rewarding career path, as well as identifying specific jobs within a particular career path. Exploration and career planning can be broken down into four steps:

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Need Career Assistance Fast?

We offer 15-minute virtual career peer advising sessions to assist with:

  • General Resume and Cover Letter Reviews
  • Jobs4Cats (Powered by Handshake) Assistance
  • Part-time Job Search Assistance
  • Interview Preparation

For more intensive career development assistance, please contact the career services liaison assigned to your college.

Carefully planning your career—by assessing your strengths and interests, exploring your options, gaining experience, and making informed decisions—can help you land the job of your dreams, even in a tough economy.

Research shows that people working in a career that supports their interests, skills, and goals are happier, more successful, and more fulfilled than people who simply “get a job.” However, choosing a career and finding a job is an extremely complex—and often overwhelming—process. Career Services is here to help by providing individual and group career counseling to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.

Whether you’re exploring the link between your major and potential careers, sorting out your values and interests to discover the right job for you, drafting your first resume or conducting your first professional interview, we’ve got you covered! Appointments take place in a friendly, confidential setting on a weekly, monthly, or as-needed basis to explore and execute your career plan.

Note: First-year students should begin by meeting with your assigned career counselor within the PACE program. Contact your PACE career counselor for more information.

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Career Counseling Groups

Applications are now closed for this semester's career counseling groups - Social Anxiety Group and A Sister Circle. However, Career Services regularly hosts career counseling groups, so please check back for a topic that may interest you!

 

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Are You Career Ready?

Learn about the skills you need to stand out to employers, & find out what you can do, & should do, to grow & develop these skills now, as a student.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Call our front desk at 512.245.2645 or log in to Jobs4Cats (Handshake) to meet with a career counselor. Students unable to come to campus have the option to schedule phone or video appointments during our regular business hours. We also host 15-minute meetings during drop-in hours on Mondays through Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
*Note: First-year students begin with the PACE program.