Counseling

Career Counseling Services

Undecided about your major or career?

Approximately 2 out of every 3 students change their majors at least once. In addition, some people change their career field six or seven times in their lifetimes. If you are unsure or are experiencing anxiety about your major or career choice, meeting with a counselor can help!

Career Counseling Can Help

 

The Career Planning Process

Assess, Explore, Decide, Act

Assess
Step 1: Self Assessment

Counseling can assist you develop awareness of your skills, values, interests, and personality traits. Assessment tools can help you gain a better understanding of yourself, expand your major and career options, and find good matches with majors and careers. Self-assessment typically includes meeting with a counselor and perhaps taking one or more of the many career assessment inventories we offer.

Explore
Step 2: Explore Career Options

There are many avenues to learn about various majors and careers. Using Library and internet resources, conducting information interviews, and volunteering are just a few ways to learn what majors fit various careers. In addition you can learn what is involved in a particular career, how it compares against trends in the field, the educational requirements, salary expectations, and other key career information.

Decide
Step 3: Decision Making

As we develop and grow, we will evaluate our career choices many times. We may revise and change our direction. Thus, career decision-making is no longer a "one-time" event. We need to learn a process that allows the flexibility and confidence to make the best decision. To this end, Counseling services will help you create a Plan of Action to turn your major and career vision into a reality!

Act
Step 4: Job Search & Development

Now that you've identified one or more majors and careers that interest you, counseling can assist you identify the classes you need and valuable experiences, internships, volunteer experiences, etc. that contribute to your career development.

If you want to explore further, look at the resources available on the Additional Resources, Career Exploration Activities, and Fast Facts tabs. And remember, PVCC Counseling Services can help!

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The PVCC Counseling and Personal Development Division offers a wide variety of college courses designed to help students identify and achieve personal, educational and career goals.
 

Counseling and Personal Development Courses

Learn how to....

  • Choose a satisfying major and career
  • Manage your stress or anger
  • Set goals, improve your study skills, and increase your success in college
  • Develop personally