Effective June 1, 2020, career counseling services have transitioned to Texas Career Engagement. If you are familiar with career counseling as it existed in the Vick Center, please know that there is no change in access to these services as a result of this transition. Both UGS and non-UGS students can continue to make use of career counseling, just like before, including:
- Career assessments
- Career and major exploration
- Internship planning
- Graduate school planning
- Mock interviews
- Resume and personal statement reviews
If you are new to career counseling, welcome! Career counseling is more than figuring out what job you may want. It gets at bigger questions like, who am I, what do I want, and what is fulfilling to me? Career counseling allows you to reflect and learn more about your values, interests, personality, and skills to make informed decisions about your major and career, as well as identifying factors that may be influencing your decisions. Students who are unsure of their next move—either in their major, choosing a different major, or career—may find career counseling especially helpful.
The conversations you have with your career counselor can often lead to specific questions that are best answered by an academic advisor, and vice versa. Because of this, most students would benefit from talking to both a career counselor in Texas Career Engagement, who will focus more on major and career exploration, and an academic advisor in the Vick Center, who will help with things like internal transfer planning and course registration.
To learn more about career counseling and to schedule an appointment, visit the Texas Career Engagement website.