Don’t be desperate if you have no idea what you are going to do with your life.
The pressure to choose a major and a profession is a concern for many Richland students. Sometimes it can be difficult. Luckily, Richland has a way to help: the Career Center. There are resources and specialists there to help students.
The Career Center comes in handy when you are living with indecision. Warren Osby, coordinator of career services, gives students support and information.
One of the services provided is an assessment for individuals. It’s not a test. There are no right or wrong answers. It’s simply a system designed to identify individual interests. With those results, the next step is to sit down with a specialist and go over the results to identify a possible career field.
“We explain to them and we show them again how to research information from those careers,” Osby said.
“We narrow it down to the one where students might say, ‘This is what I want to do.’ The guidance program is the right tool to make sure students choose the right degree. It does not cost anything and yet, it can save them time and money.”
Osby said it’s more and more common for students to drop classes and sometimes even give up on a degree when close to graduation and move to another career field.
Andreia Matta, 27, has degrees in biomedicine. She does not work in that field but is now preparing to major in fashion next semester in Canada.
Their services are not only for individuals who need a little push to find their major/career field. The Career Center has services to assist with résumé writing and cover letters. They also offer access to an amazing tool called Perfect Interview that is described as “an innovative learning tool one can use to enhance job interviewing skills and develop an edge over the competition.”
After students have been through these processes and feel they are ready to start a career, the center can help them find a job. The Career center is located in El Paso Hall, Room EO90.