Career Counseling

Career Services offers career counseling, as well as assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. Career counseling helps individuals discuss their expectations for college and beyond while exploring the realities of the world of work. Career counseling seeks to help students identify their values, interests, and skills. Career counseling offers students a private and comfortable environment to discuss their discoveries and career options. 

How to make an appointment

Sessions begin on the hour and typically last 40 to 50 minutes. The Student Success Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch) from Monday to Thursday, and on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.


Your career counselor will assist in determining which assessments to use to help you better identify your strengths, interests, values, and personality preferences. Many tools are available for the process, and career counseling helps ensure accurate interpretation of the assessment results. These tools include assessments that gauge their academic fit (such as the College Major Scorecard), interests (the Strong Interest Inventory), values (the Work Values Inventory), abilities (the Career Ability Placement Survey) and personality (the Jung Typology Test).


PathwayU is a career assessment resource that allows users to examine their interests, personality, workplace preferences and values and then see which careers most align with their preferences. PathwayU is available to Southern students, alumni, faculty and staff. Sign up for a free account using your Southern email here.