Southern Polytechnic State University

Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Career and Counseling Center

Counseling Services

The Career and Counseling Center offers a variety of counseling services to students, including help with personal, academic, and career concerns. Personal concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, and communication issues can make it very difficult for students to gain the most from the university environment and from their classes. Professional counselors provide individual sessions for students seeking confidential assistance with these and other personal issues.

Part of the career development process involves increasing our self-understanding in such areas as our values, life goals, interests, and skills. Counselors can help students increase their self-understanding and learn how to match their personal characteristics with the work environments that a university education makes possible for them.

Many students find graduate course work more difficult than they expected and find that it strains their abilities. Counselors can assist students with enhancing their skills in stress management, finding balance between work, family and school and with overcoming any barriers to their success while in school.

Counselors provide outreach programs on many topics such as coping with depression, assertiveness training, improving relationships, and other special student concerns. All counseling services are free of charge, confidential, and are available on an appointment or a walk-in basis.

Career Services

The Career and Counseling Center provides job search assistance for students seeking full-time or part-time employment. The Center can never guarantee employment for any student or graduate. Services offered include:

  • Assisting in resume preparation
  • Offering job search workshops and mock interviews
  • On-Campus interviews, Employer Information Sessions, and Career Fairs

Employment opportunities (on and off campus) are provided in the Career Link database. Degree candidates should begin the job search process at least two semesters prior to their graduation. Students already employed in their field will still find it beneficial to visit the Center's website and/or to register in the database to enhance their professional opportunities.