Why see a career counsellor?
Seeing a career counsellor can be helpful at every stage of your university experience. Connecting with a career counsellor early (or any time) in your degree can help you to take advantage of resources, cope better with the transition to university, meet school and life challenges and manage the uncertainty of moving forward but not knowing exactly where you are going.
Counsellors will help you:
- Engage in a process of reflection about (understand yourself): your skills, personality, values, strengths and interests
- develop options and possibilities to explore
- take action rather than procrastinating and avoiding thinking about your career worries
- learn how to connect your degree to career choices
- understand your own decision making process and how to make good decisions
- assist with finding resources to get information and learn the skills you need
- help you understand how to discover job opportunities
- to get “unstuck” and find ways to move forward in your career development process
Access to Career Counselling
Career counselling is available to all students full or part time throughout the duration of your degree and for one full year after you graduate. In addition you also have access to the many career resources offered through the Student Success Centre at Western University. Click here to book an appointment.
Alumni Access to Career Counselling
As an Alumni of King’s University College you have access to a range of career supports both here and at Western. As a King’s alumni you are treated as a regular student for one full year after graduation.After this time you can access career counselling, however you may have a short wait as priority appointments will be given to current students. Please visit here to learn about Western’s alumni policy. http://www.success.uwo.ca/careers/career_counselling/index.html
Top Ten Reasons for Coming for Career Counselling
- You feel uncertain whether you are in the right program.
- You don’t have any idea what you want to do after graduate.
- You feel pressured by your family or someone else to choose a particular career option
- You need help with choosing or applying to graduate school.
- You are unsure what you want to choose for a major.
- You have ideas about a direction but aren’t sure how to get there.
- You are not enjoying what you are studying.
- You are a student with a disability and worried about how this will impact your career future
- You know you need to build experience but are having trouble knowing where to start.
- You are worried about your mental health concerns will impact your career future.