Career counselors offer individual appointments to help advise you on your specific career needs, goals and questions. Counselors are trained to work with students interested in all fields and industries, and can help with career needs for students and alumni starting out and thinking about career options and those with specialized and specific career goals. There are many benefits to meeting with a career counselor including obtaining information about what employers look for in resumes and cover letters and at interviews, discussing career related concerns, and gaining a deeper perspective and a sense of career self-awareness.
Students and alumni may make appointments to discuss a variety of career topics including:
- Self-assessment and awareness of individual skills, values, interests and personality traits
- How to initiate a job search
- Industry research and potential career options
- How to gain experience through internships, volunteering, jobs, and activities
- Whether graduate school is your next step
- Goal setting and implementing a career plan
- Using decision-making skills to make informed career choices
Students are encouraged to come to a walk-in meeting before making a career-counseling appointment. Walk-in hours are held Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. during the academic year on a first-come, first-served basis. (Please note that walk-in hours are not held over the summer or on days when the university is closed.) Counseling sessions can be scheduled in person or by telephone and may be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday year-round with additional evening hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the academic year. Call the reception desk at 212.854.5609 to schedule an appointment.
Please Note: Demand for counseling appointments and courtesy to fellow students and alumni requires that we impose the following cancellation policy: If for any reason you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give us at least 1 business day's notice so that we can make that appointment time available to another student or alum. If--for any reason--you fail to advise us at least 1 business day in advance that you cannot make your appointment, you will receive a policy violation. If you accrue three policy violations during a semester, you will not be allowed to schedule further appointments at CCE for the remainder of that semester.