If you know you want to make a change, but are unsure how and what you want to do, career counseling with a professionally-trained counselor is the answer.
- Self-Assessment – Understanding your interests, skills, values, and personality is where all career decision-making begins. You must know yourself before you move forward.
- Individual Career Counseling – You can meet with a Career Counselor for three individual sessions. You will engage in self-assessment, evaluation, clarification of your goals, and development of a plan by which to achieve them.
- MyPlan is a free, online career development program available to alumni, where you will take several self-assessment inventories to identify possible career options.
- Life Choices Network Free career assistance for unemployed College alumni. If you graduated from the College of Liberal Arts since 2008 and are having difficulty getting your career launched, Drew has a special program to help. Drew University has teamed up with Life Choices Network, a service that matches unemployed or underemployed alumni with experienced and credentialed life and career coaches. Once you have been matched with a coach, you will have up to 12 one-hour sessions with your coach at no charge. Coaches will enable you to assess your strengths, plan your job-seeking strategy, fine-tune your résumé, work through financial and life issues, network productively, get a foot in the door of your chosen field, and begin to work toward your ultimate goal. For further information, please contact Kim Crabbe at the Center for Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3710.
We will review your résumé and make suggestions for reformatting, updating, and refining.
For those in career transitions, you might consider developing a skills résumé, or if you are moving into the field of education or research, you will want to develop a Curriculum Vitae.
If it’s been some time since your last interview, we can help sharpen your interviewing skills with tips and techniques for effective interviewing. In addition, we can conduct a “Mock Interview,” as a way to practice the techniques you learn.
We can assist you in your job search by providing the following services:
- Online job database
- CareerShift An online set of integrated applications proven to help job seekers successfully find employment (Note: Please contact The Center for Career Development for registration information)
- Information on job search strategies
- Industry-specific job search websites
- Informational interviewing with professionals in your field of interest
- Alumni contacts