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Many Paradise Valley Community College students begin their college career with a sure sense of direction on what they want to do with their lives; they have a plan to start with community college before transferring to a university. However, for those students more uncertain about what their future holds, PVCC is a great place to start and discover your interests and passions.

Meeting with an academic advisor can put you at ease and steer you towards classes that peak your interest or support your strengths. Advisors will ask a series of questions such as:

  1. What are you passionate about?
  2. What do you see yourself doing?
  3. What have you always wanted to do when you were growing up?
  4. What do you love doing?
  5. Have you worked in an area that you want to explore?

Oftentimes, advisors suggest students begin with CPD102, a class that focuses on establishing a career path. “The feedback has been fantastic,” said Naiema Shamoon in Advising.”Many students follow up CPD102 with CPD150, which couples discovering your career path with a career assessment, and many students find this very helpful.”

Advisors also discuss the three transfer degree options available to them, as well as show them which classes are required to transfer to a university. Once a student determines what path they would like to pursue, advisors also share with them AAA115, a Field of Interest (FOI) specific class that hones in even more on a specific career path, giving students a clearer picture of what their degree will entail.

In the midst of the health pandemic, advisors are still holding phone and Google Hangout meetings with students. Students can click here to schedule a meeting with an advisor.

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