- Assistance with career planning
- Assistance with choosing a major
- Resume critiques
- Cover letter critiques
- Interview preparation
- Mock interviews
- Assistance with the Job search process
- Assistance with planning for graduate school
- Guidance with salary negotiation
- On-Line Job Board
- Job Fairs
- Credential Files
- Career Library
Career Myths and Realities
There's only one 'right' occupation for you.
You are probably suited to several occupations. It's wise not to "marry" an occupational goal, but rather to stay open to alternatives. Instead of saying to yourself, "I want to become a doctor," try saying "I want to explore a career in medicine. I'll give it my best shot. If I get any better ideas along the way, I'll stay flexible."
Most successful people carefully planned their careers.
According to John D. Krumboltz, Ph.D. and Al S. Levin, Ed.D, in the book Luck is No Accident, only about 2 percent of people they surveyed actually planned their career from a young age. No one can predict the future, and unexpected events are inevitable. Don't miss an opportunity because it doesn't fit in with your 'plan'.
Students who don't know what they want to major in by their sophomore year are "flaky" or indecisive.
Your first two years in college are a great time to explore. It's okay to try something and decide you want to change direction. Replace the word indecisive with open-minded.
Career testing will tell me exactly what occupation is right for me.
Test results can provide you with additional information that may be helpful as a part of the career planning process. But tests, however, can provide infallible predictions. Use tests with caution. Critically examine test results with an experienced career counselor, and use your own experience and knowledge.
Most people know their major and career goals when they enter college.
Some people may have a major or career in mind when they enter college and may actually stick with their first goal. However, the majority of entering college students change their minds about majors and careers approximately 4 times before graduation.