Career Educator Appointments

Students and alumni may schedule confidential appointments with a Career Educator to discuss career related concerns. Below are some of the possible topics you may discuss:

Schedule an Appointment

We are located in the Saint Paul campus. 

Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 123 

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*Please note where your appointment is taking place – examples: virtual online via Zoom, MHC 123, other campus locations

Major Exploration – We’re going to ask you a lot of questions because we want to get to know you better! Be ready to articulate what you’re interested in, and what you see as possible majors to explore. We may recommend assessments, and you’re guaranteed to leave the appointment with homework! 

Resume and Cover Letter – If you’re making an appointment to go over a resume or cover letter, you should start one first! We highly encourage you to meet with a Career Peer first.  

Interviewing – If you’ve never interviewed before or really struggle with it, it is good to either make an appointment or attend an interviewing seminar to learn the basics. We’ll go over some common interview questions and talk about Behavioral Interviewing, and you’ll leave with homework to help you prepare for either a real interview, or a Mock Interview with one of us! 

Mock Interview – If you would like to practice interviewing, it’s important to treat a mock interview as a REAL interview. Come dressed in interview attire, prepared with good stories to tell. If you aren’t sure what behavioral interviewing is, please either make a general interviewing appointment or attend a seminar FIRST! 

Job and Internship Search – Come ready to talk about what you’ve been doing in your search so far, and bring a copy of your resume with you.

 

 

 

The counseling relationship is confidential, which means your counselor will not give out any information about you or any information you disclose in a counseling session without your consent. However, the record of your visit will be accessible to other departments within the university for data collection, research and reporting purposes. There are limits to confidentiality which include: 

  1. If there is a clear and imminent danger that you may harm yourself or others, your counselor must inform appropriate individuals.
  2. If a record is court ordered by a proper legal authority, your counselor must submit that record.
  3. If there is suspected or confirmed child abuse of children or vulnerable adults, your counselor must report it to appropriate state agencies.
  4. If you are minor and not considered emancipated (living away from home and supporting yourself), your counselor may be obligated to share some information about you with your parent(s) or legal guardian. You will be informed about all such disclosures.
  5. If you describe sexual exploitation by a previous therapist, your counselor must report the therapist to the appropriate authorities.
  6. The counseling staff consults with each other regularly on clients.
  7. You may see all records about yourself if you wish. However, it is seldom beneficial during the counseling process.