Top 5 Reasons for Students to Make a Counseling Appointment with a Career Counselor

Posted on April 7, 2014
  • Get help, with choosing the best major, for you.
  • Decide whether a job or college is the best choice, at this time.
  • Take career, skill, interest, and value assessments, in consultation, with a career counselor.
  • Create connections, to the world, of work.
  • Career Counselors don’t “tell” you what to do, they guide you toward your personal goals.

Because every student’s career exploration needs are unique the counselor will listen to you and ask questions to help determine:

  • The goals you want to achieve, with the help of counseling 
  • A concrete plan for achieving those goals that will serve as a flexible guide, for the things you and your counselor will talk about, the career assessments you will take, and the career exploration tools you will gain.

Here are some of the topics that students frequently discuss, with their counselors:

  • Their interests, skills, values, personality attributes, cultural background, and relationship experiences past and present
  • How to handle their parent’s expectations regarding majors and careers, and how to talk with their parents about these topics
  • How to effectively cope with the stress, sadness, and anxiety associated with career exploration and other life circumstances
  • Whether personal, family, or cultural factors may be affecting their career decision process and how to sort through these difficult issues.

What you get from Counseling depends on what effort you put in, both during and between your career counseling appointments.  Your Career Counselor will be a faithful travel companion but in the end this is your adventure!

 

Written by:  Rebecca Pavilk-Heger, LMHC, LCAC

Rebecca Pavlik-Heger is a Mental Health Counselor in Indianapolis specializing in Teen Issues and Career Counseling.

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