Career Center

Career Counseling

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Career Counseling

Career counseling appointments are one-on-one consultations to help you make informed decisions about your major and career.
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When: Monday - Friday between 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Virtually or in-person 
Who: Eligible students and alumni within 1 year post-graduation can schedule an appointment.
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CPP Connect is only available for current undergraduate and graduate students. If you have graduated, contact career@cpp.edu to schedule an appointment. 
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What happens during a Career Counseling appointment?
  • Carefully read the appointment types below to ensure your appointment matches your career needs.
  • Meet on-on-one with a Career Center staff or student representative.
  • Appointments range between 30 - 50 minutes in length.
  • Gain resources and skills to assist you in developing a successful career readiness plan.

Appointment Types

Are you thinking about changing your major or not sure about the careers aligned to your major?

Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Utilzation of career assessments
  • Create a career plan
  • Explore your career interests
  • Discover online resources to assit your career exploration

Are you ready to put you "best fit forward" with the Clothes Closet team?

Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Styling tips based on student's work environment.
  •  Examples of affordable places to shop for work attire.
  •  Explanation of business casual x business formal.
  •  Styling questions answered by the Clothes Closet Fashion Experts from the Apparel Merchandising & Management department.

Are you a Federal Work Study recipient looking to receive advice on employment opportunities? Make an appointment to get “career ready”!

Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Resume & Cover Letter writing
  • Job Search (on and off campus)
  • Interview preparation

Bring a copy of your resume to the appointment.

Whether you are completing initial research or currently applying to selected programs, the Career Center can assist you!

Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Discuss your plans for graduate school.
  • Review personal statements
  • Help you format your CV
  • Better understand the steps and requirements of the grad school application process  

Are you seeking to develop confidence in interviewing and increase your chances of a successful interview outcome? The Career Center is here to assist you!

 Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Mock interview: An opportunity to practice interviewing with a Career Center staff member
  • Receive feedback to improve interview techniques
  • Interview preparation resources

Are you looking to gain part-time or full-time work experience? We're here to help!

Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Handshake job search platform
  • Job search tools for part-time jobs, full-time jobs, and internships
  • Discuss your career goals and how they align to the workforce
  • How can you gain work experience? 

If possible, bring a copy of your resume and/or cover letter.

If you are seeking an on-campus student assistant job, we are here to help you!

Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Handshake overview
  • Where can you work on-campus
  • How to customize your on-campus job serach
  • On-campus job qualifications
  • Apply for an on-campus job
  • Update your Handshake profile
  • Resources for on-campus job search

Appointment outcomes may include:

  • Resume development and strategies
  • Cover letter development and strategies
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Tailor documents for internship, volunteer, job, and graduate school options
If you have a resume and cover letter, please have them readily available to review during the appointment.   

Schedule an Appointment

 

Get the Most from a Career Counseling Appointment

Our commitment to you is providing a confidential, safe, and supportive environment where your values and individuality are respected. 

  • Be on-time or contact the Career Center staff member you have an appointment with if you're running late. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will be marked as a 'no show' and you will need to reschedule.
  • Prepare and compile career questions prior to the appointment. If applicable, have documents readily available such as resume, cover letter, graduate school requirements, etc.
  • Take notes during the appointment so that you can reserach resources and further develop your career readiness plan after the appointment.