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 or groups.

 

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. Currently there is no charge for the testing. Please see Career Assessment Workshops Schedule.

 

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.