The Counseling Center: Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most-asked questions we receive in the Counseling Center. If you do not find the answer you are seeking here, please feel free to contact us or stop by the Center in Gwaltney Hall. We will try to answer your questions as quickly as possible!
- If I meet with a career counselor, will I be able to choose for myself which career I will pursue?
Absolutely! The Counseling Center is the one place you can go where you won't be told what to do. Counselors simply help YOU to make your own decisions by supplying you with enough accurate information.
- Do I need an appointment to see a counselor or the ESC advisor?
For career counseling, it is best to call for an appointment so you won't have to wait. The ESC advisor, however, is available for walk-ins on a regular basis.
- Who can use the Counseling Center?
Anyone! Students and prospective students have priority but community members and alumni are welcome to utilize the resources as well!
- Is the Job Placement Office responsible for finding a job for me?
While the responsibility for finding a job will always lie with you, the Counseling Center is here to assist you in every way possible to identify job openings and to teach you the job search skills necessary to reach your goal.
- How long does career counseling take?
Career counseling can be as long or as short as you need. Some students get the answers they are looking for in one brief meeting while others meet regularly with a career counselor throughout their education. It's all up to you.