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Career Counseling Services

The Career Center offers 45-minute appointments and 15-minute drop-in sessions for career counseling or career advising to assist students and alumni on a variety of career development topics. To schedule an appointment, see our main webpage under “Drop-Ins & Appointments.”

Alumni: Please note that our team is able to provide initial and general career guidance to mid-career and advanced career professionals. Alumni seeking services associated with career coaching, placement services and career transitions should expect to receive referrals to community and/or professional career resources.

45-Minute Appointments

Appointments offer a longer session to discuss career goals and support students on a variety of career development topics. Additional appointments may be recommended for in-depth or multiple topics.

15-Minute Drop-Ins

Drop-ins are available for quick questions and resources to help students and alumni with immediate needs.

Career Development Topics

Here are some of the career development topics we cover or make referrals for:

Career Exploration

  • Major Exploration
  • Career Exploration
  • Assessment: FOCUS 2 Career
  • Exploration of Values, Interests, Strengths, and Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Decision Making and Goal Setting
  • Researching Career Options
  • Exploration of Barriers to Educational and Employment Goals

Cover Letter Review

  • Cover Letter Writing Strategies
  • Basics for Professional Communication

Resume Development

  • Resume Writing Strategies
  • Resume Builder: Big Interview

Internship/Job Search Assistance

  • Job and Internship Search Strategies
  • Job Fair Preparation
  • Networking
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Handshake Profile
  • General Tips for Job Application Questions
  • Exploration of Barriers to Educational and Employment Goals

Interview Coaching

  • Interviewing Strategies
  • Interview Preparation: Big Interview
  • Salary Negotiation

Graduate School Exploration

  • Researching Potential Degree Requirements for a Career Path
  • Graduate School Research
  • General Tips for Writing Personal Statements

*The Career Center may help you begin developing a resume/cover letter/personal statement or offer suggestions, however, they will not write your document for you or provide writing tutoring or grammatical instruction. We recommend that you consider having your writing and grammar looked over by submitting documents via SmartThinking Online Tutoring (via Canvas), the Sac State Reading and Writing Center and other campus/community resources.