Choosing a Major or Concerned About a Career

Career Services provides comprehensive services for students who have the following issues:

 

For the student who is undecided about a major:

  • The majority of the student population is undecided about choice of major.
  • Many students change their major several times prior to choosing one that is right for them.
  • Self-exploration is the course of action for students choosing to identify a potential major. Career Services can help students explore different options for majors.

For the student who is undecided about a career path:

  • Many students will choose a major but need assistance with understanding traditional and nontraditional career paths.
  • Students often associate the more well-known professions with their course of study and need assistance with career exploration to understand professions they did not know existed.
  • Students will often need assistance in realizing that the path to a particular career is not necessarily linear. A major in “X” does not limit you to a profession in “Y.

For the student who wants to gain experience or employment:

  • Students may want to clarify their career goals and utilize experiential learning opportunities to confirm their choices of major and occupational interests.
  • Students may need assistance with developing a comprehensive job search utilizing various methods and resources.

Career Services’ resources to address students’ concerns:

  • Career Services Staff: Professional staff who are skilled in career counseling and the job search are available to assist students developmentally from choosing a major to finding a job or beginning their career.
  • Assessments: Available to assist students with identifying their interests, personality, values, abilities and relating that information to a major or career.
  • Career Services website is interactive and full of information and services available to students.
  • The “What Can I Do With This Major?” is one feature from the site that has information about WCU majors including a direct link to the appropriate academic department.
  • The Non-Work Study On-Campus Student Employment Office is located in this department as well. Students who want to find a job on campus can view available positions and instructions on careers.wcu.edu, Local Area Jobs link.
  • Career Services Office is open from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Special Offerings and Events:

Career Services offers career-related programs and events. Topics include: developing job search skills – resume, cover letter and reference preparation; preparing for the interview; mock interviewing through the on-line program, The Perfect Interview; Etiquette events, career fairs, and on-campus interviewing. Students should visit the website for dates and times.

  • Career Fairs: Several recruitment events are held annually on-campus giving students multiple opportunities to connect with potential employers.
  • Internships/Co-ops: Information and instruction is available to students on the importance of gaining an internship. Career Services also has resources available on-line to identify potential opportunities.

Refer students who are faced with these issues to
Career Services
205 Killian Annex | 227.7133 | careers.wcu.edu

 

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