EGSC Frequently Asked Questions

Career Counseling FAQ

Career Counseling FAQ

What is career counseling like?

Career counseling is generally briefer than other kinds of counseling.  We will begin by discussing some general information about your career interests and values and assist you in completing a career assessment to determine your career interests, aptitudes, and values as well as explore your Holland Code.  Your Holland code is your personality type or “Career Personality” (RIASEC - Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional).  It is important that students choose careers that are congruent with these areas so that their career choice is a good match for them. Choosing a career is one of the most important things that you will do as a college student.  Taking the time now to do your research and make a well informed decision about your career field will pay off tremendously.  As you enter your career, you’ll be glad you took the time to ask questions and to complete thorough career exploration.  Our office can assist you in your career assessment and career exploration efforts. 

Can you help me determine what school(s) offers the major I am looking for?

Yes, we can show and demonstrate some tools that you can use to assist you in locating this information as well as answer questions that you might have regarding majors and which school(s) may be a good fit for your career aspirations.

Can you assist me in developing a resume?

Yes, we can assist you in developing a resume that is appropriate for a particular type of job.  We are also available to review resumes and provide input/feedback.

What about cover letters?

We can also help you to develop cover letters specific to a particular job that you’re applying for.  We can also provide input/feedback on a cover letter you have written.

What about Internships (Experiential Learning Opportunities)?

We can assist you in obtaining information on internship opportunities.