Planning Your Future - See a Counselor

What Happens in a Counseling Appointment
Prepare for a Counseling Appointment
Take Action: Schedule an Appointment Now

Career Center counselors are available for one-to-one appointments. There is no charge to currently enrolled students and eligible alumni.

Whether you are feeling confused about how to get started with your internship or career search or know exactly which career or graduate program to pursue, feel free to make use of the counseling resources available to you at the Career Center.


Reality Check
Life after Cal isn't organized by 15-week semesters or schedules of midterms and final exams. It can be disorienting to move out of the role of student and into the 'real world.'

Career Center counselors have seen many students make the transition successfully. It's worth seeing a counselor, even if you aren't sure exactly what you want to talk about.


What Happens in a Counseling Appointment?

Appointments are an opportunity to:

  • Discuss career options of interest and strategies to find employers who offer jobs/internships in those fields.
  • Identify your interests and strengths or interpret the results of career assessment instruments.
  • Understand and utilize successful job/internship search strategies.
  • Find resources to research graduate and professional school programs.
  • Review your resume and cover letter, work on interviewing skills and other job search skills.
  • Develop a personal plan of action for the job/internship search or graduate school application process.

Preparing for a Counseling Appointment

  • Be on time or call (510) 642-1716 ext.6 if you're running late. If you're more than 10 minutes late you may have to reschedule.
  • Bring a resume if you have one.
  • Think about what you want to get from the session.

Take Action: Schedule an Appointment

The Career Center offers a variety of appointment options.


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