Career counselors do not provide academic advising, but rather guide students through an information-gathering process about self and the world of work to determine which academic programs or careers might be a good match for them. For example, counselors can assist students with clarifying values, examining interests, identifying skills, resolving chronic indecision, developing insight into personality type, and communicating with parents about career decisions. The career counseling process begins with a confidential, one-on-one appointment with a counselor, and culminates in the identification of a career goal and the selection of an academic program to support that goal. You and your counselor will decide together if career testing would be helpful for you during this process.
Career counseling and testing are free of charge to any enrolled student. Alumni are eligible for career counseling during off-peak times of the year for a nominal fee to cover testing supplies. Anyone interested in career counseling should call Counseling Services at 478-445-5331 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
Career counseling services offered through Counseling Services complement the services offered by the Career Center. For many students, meeting with a career counselor is the first step in the career development process. Once your academic program and career goals have been selected, you should work with the Career Center to begin putting your career plan into action through career development activities and career exploration. The Career Center can assist you with job and internship search strategies, applying for graduate school, developing a resume, building interview skills, and networking with professionals in your field. The Career Center is located in Lanier and can be reached by telephone at 478-445-5384.
Click the links below for text or audio versions of some of our career planning resources
Career Resource Handouts
Career Action Plan (doc)
Career Obstacles (doc)
Career Action Plan (mp3)
Career Obstacles (mp3)
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Career Development Resources: