If you know a student who would like to learn about career exploration or planning, please share the Career Center’s online tools, CareerLink and Handshake. CareerLink is an online application that engages students in intentional academic and career planning while teaching a process for life-long career management. Through CareerLink, students can discover themselves, explore alternatives, envision their future while connecting it to present day choices and prepare for life after graduation. Handshake connects students to mentors, internships and jobs.
Students also have the option of scheduling a walk-in career advisement session with a trained peer educator by calling (818) 677-2878. A walk-in advisement session is not a guaranteed appointment and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
What Students Can Expect at a Walk-In Career Advisement Session
At a walk-in career advisement session, students meet with a trained peer educator and have the opportunity to:
- Ask career-related questions.
- Receive advice.
- Learn about career services.
- Explore career library resources.
- Have a resume critiqued.
- Schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
What Students Can Expect at a Career Counseling Session
At a one-on-one career counseling session, students can expect a supportive and friendly environment. Conversations between a student and career counselor are private and confidential.
An in-person session may help students sort out thoughts and feelings, gain understanding and insight, or access important information. They will have the opportunity to discuss:
- Any questions that led them to schedule an appointment.
- What’s going on in life, school or work.
- Declaring or changing a major.
- Career options for specific majors.
- Hopes, dreams and plans for the future.
- Jobs or internships.
- Vocational assessments.
Career counselors work together with students to help them:
- Discover strengths.
- Gain a sense of direction or purpose.
- Find resources and support.
- Stay motivated and confident.
- Choose a major or career path.
- Make plans and establish goals.
- Take action and evaluate progress.
- Prepare for a job search.
- Manage a career.