Career Counseling

Career Counseling

Career counseling is provided by our licensed professional counselors, psychologists or supervised trainees who specialize in helping students identify the steps in career development and exploration. In a confidential and supportive setting, we help students manage the concerns and stress associated with making career decisions. We address personal issues that may contribute to decision-making difficulties and help students utilize career assessment and resources more effectively. Career counseling may include individual career counseling sessions, career assessments and/or participation in career related workshops.

Career Assessment

Career assessment and resource exploration are essential for career decision-making. The most commonly used measures at the Student Counseling Service are Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Career Liftoff. If you are interested in taking a career measure, please register and schedule an appointment with our counselors to assess your career counseling needs and identify the career assessment that may be most beneficial to you.

You may choose to attend our one-hour career assessment workshops that provide group interpretation of a specific career measure.

Spring 2019 Career Assessment Workshop Schedule:

Strong Interest Inventory

  • Tuesday, February 5th 3:00-4:00 PM   
  • Thursday, March 7th 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Friday, April 5th 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 25th 2:00-3:00 PM

To learn more about the Strong Interest Inventory, click here.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

  • Thursday, February 14th 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Monday, March 18th 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Friday, April 26th 3:00-4:00 PM     

To learn more about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, click here.

To register for a career assessment workshop:

►New clients: Register by clicking here.

►Current clients: Register by calling 845-4427 or coming into our Reception office (building 3). 

Career Exploration

Utilizing career resources effectively is an important step in career exploration. Our counselors can help you identify career resources that best help you make informed career decisions. You may start with the Focus 2 Online Career Self-Assessment and Planning Program before you schedule an appointment with our counselors.     

Focus 2 Online Career Self-Assessment & Planning Program is a self-paced, interactive career planning program designed to help you explore college majors and plan your careers based on your interests, values, skills, personality and professional goals. It is provided free of charge for currently enrolled Texas A&M students.

For the First-Time Users, please obtain the FOCUS 2 Access Code to create a new user account.  For Returning Users, please sign in to Focus 2.  

Please visit our career links page for links to a variety of other online career resources and the self-help page to see helpful articles on career topics.

Interested in a Public Health Career Field?

Learn information about:

  • Which public health professions exist in my state? - An outline of the professions, internships, and fellowships available
  • How do I pay for school? - A list of scholarships for students pursuing public health degrees in each state
  • Where should I work? - Employment data for each major metropolitan area in the state, and statewide resources for area professionals

For the complete career guide, click here.

For the Texas career guide, click here.