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CAREER GUIDE FOR FACULTY ADVISORS

HOW WE CAN HELP YOUR STUDENTS
This guide is designed to offer faculty advisors a quick reference to the services and programs of the Career Development Center.

Listed below are issues that you may hear from your advisees, along with recommendations of OCS resources you may want to suggest. You may also refer to our website at www.hope.edu/student/career/ for workshop and fair schedules, FAQ and a wealth of career planning and job search information.

STATEMENTS INDICATING UNCERTAINTY:
"I just can't decide what I want to pursue."
"I don't know what I feel called to do with my life."
"There's nothing here that interests me."

    HOW OUR STAFF CAN HELP:

    • Career assessments to explore interests, personality characteristics, skills, and values
    • Individual career counseling with Amy Freehafer


QUESTIONS INDICATING A NEED FOR CAREER INFORMATION:
"I am interested in medicine, but organic chemistry is causing me to rethink that."
"What is the outlook for _____ field?"
"How do I determine whether I should go to graduate school or seek employment first?"
"What can I do with _____ major?"


QUESTIONS INDICATING DESIRE TO GAIN EXPERIENCE:
"Do I need graduate school for a career in _____?"
"How can I best prepare myself for a career in ?"
"I know I need experience to break into this field. How can I find some opportunities?"
"Where can I find information on internships?"

    HOW OUR STAFF CAN HELP:

    • Career library and Career Development Center website
    • Networking information and events
    • Individual internship counseling with Sarah McCoy
    • Career Resource Network of Hope alumni contacts

STATEMENTS/QUESTIONS INDICATING A NEED FOR JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
"I need help with my resume."
"I am anxious about interviewing."
"How can I find a job in Chicago from here?"

    HOW OUR STAFF CAN HELP:

    • Career library and Career Development Center website
    • Individual jobs search advising with Dale Austin
      • Simulated Interviews
      • Graduate School information

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