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
Many students benefit from participating in a ten minute Quick Question appointment prior to scheduling a 30 minute career-counseling appointment. Quick Question appointments are held Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. during the academic year on a first-come, first-served basis. (Please note that Quick Questions are not held over the summer or on days when the university is closed.) A Quick Question appointment is a great first-step in your engagement with our office and an opportunity to learn more about our services, have an initial review of your resume or cover letter conducted, or have a career development or job search question answered through a brief, one-one conversation with one of our counselors.
Individual 30 minute career counseling sessions can be scheduled in person or by telephone and are offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday year-round with a limited number of additional evening hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the academic year. Please call us at 212.854.5609 or visit our Career Resource Center to schedule an appointment.
Please Note: 30 minute counseling appointments are offered to all undergraduates, graduates, and alumni of the 7 schools and colleges served by the Center for Career Education. Students and alumni are encouraged to plan in advance to partake in this service as we regularly experience a minimum one-week wait for our next available appointment time. In particular, demand for counseling appointments is the greatest at the beginning of each semester.
Beginning in the fall 2013 semester we will also be implementing new policies regarding the late cancellation of an appointment or the failure to attend an appointment without prior notification. These policies were developed after a two-year review of counseling appointment data which indicated that 1 in every 6 appointment times is lost because of failure to attend or cancel with advance notice. This has resulted in the loss of thousands of appointment times each year which could otherwise have been offered to another student or alum and reduced our appointment wait times.
So that we can offer the greatest number of available appointments we request that if you cannot make an appointment that you call us at 212.854.5609 to cancel or reschedule by the close of business (5pm Monday through Friday, 8pm on Wednesdays) two business days before your appointment so that we have enough time to schedule another student or alumni for your appointment slot. Failure to cancel or reschedule an appointment within this time frame on more than one occasion will result in the suspension of your access to 30 minute career counseling appointments for the remainder of the semester.
We appreciate your respect for our time and services and look forward to meeting with you.