Work individually or with a career advisor to address your career development plans related to your interests, aptitudes, values and personality. With proper planning and research you will develop a career plan that is best suited to your goals both personally and professionally.
Individual Career Advising is available Monday-Friday by appointment. General services are available daily to walk-in customers. Our services are available to all patrons seeking assistance. Contact Career Services at (910) 938-6761 to schedule an appointment.
Career planning requires time and is accomplished by utilizing a variety of resources, seeking input from many sources, and analyzing your goals against all of your available options. This will allow you to narrow your scope of potential professions by applying your expectations for salary, benefits, working hours and conditions, long term career advancement, job availability, geographic preference, educational requirements and expenses, family responsibilities, and physical requirements to name a few. As you can see, there are many factors to consider and the job market is an increasingly complex and competitive world where strategic planning is essential.
The Career Services Center houses a full lab of computers with Microsoft Office Suite and access to printers and materials to assist you with your career development activities.
Additionally, we stock a variety of books, quick guides and web-based resources that cover the full array of career planning and development topics to help you achieve your goals.
Additional Web Based Resources
Career Ladders — Career ladders and lattices are devices that help people visualize and learn about the job options that are available as they progress through a career
CFNC.org — The College Foundation of North Carolina hosts a variety of resources for youth and adults exploring careers and planning, applying and paying for college education.
My Next Move — What do you want to do for a living? Search for careers based on your interests and training.
My Skills My Future — Explore new career options. Enter the job you’ve had, and the web site will match your skills to a new career.
O*NET — A huge resource for exploring your career interests with a host of search tools and resources all in one location.
Resources for Veterans
Career One Stop — Match your military experience to civilian jobs.
My Next Move for Veterans — You’ve served your country. Now you’re ready for a new challenge. What do you want to do for a living?
If you have any questions about the career development process, please feel free to contact us at:
Career Services Center
C. Louis Shields Learning Resources Center, Room 110
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm