Counseling


Career_Counseling 

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The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students.

CAREER COUNSELING

Many students are undecided about their college major or career choice.  If you feel this way, you are not alone. Deciding on a career path can be very stressful.  Navarro College counselors offer a number of tools to provide career information and guidance to undecided students.  The counselors are available to offer career guidance based on your skills, personality, interests, and values.  The following career services are available:

  • Referrals to career tests and assessments
  • Assistance with career and self-exploration
  • Engaging students in the decision-making process
  • Educating students on the job search process

Career Self-Assessment Tools

The career assessments listed below can be completed online at no charge. After completion, it is recommended that the student schedules an appointment with the counselor to review test results, degree plan, and career options.

1.  Interest Survey

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. The assessment has 60 questions about work activities that some people do on their jobs.

http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

2.  ISEEK Skills Assessment

This assessment lets you rate yourself on 35 different skills and then see which occupations are matches for the skills that are important to you. The assessment will take about 5-10 minutes. Complete your assessment by answering questions about the skills you would like to perform in your daily work. At the end of the assessment, you will see a list of occupations that are a good match for your skill profile.

http://www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment

3.  Jung Typology Personality Test

This test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality. After completing the 72 questionnaire, you will obtain 4-letter type formula according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology, along with the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type. The results will assist with discovering careers and occupations most suitable for your personality type.

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

4.  Career Exploration

This website offers a variety of links regarding career exploration. Although the website is free, it is highly recommended that the student work closely with the Navarro College counselor to complete the profiles and assessments offered on this website. Please call the counseling office today to schedule.

http://www.acinet.org/Explore/

5.  Work Values Inventory

The is a written assessment that provides a list to help identify those values

that you think will be important to you in your work. Upon completing the assessment, the student should discuss the results with a counselor.

http://www.rop.santacruz.k12.ca.us/resources/career_planning/step1tool1.pdf _____________________________________________________________________________

The Career Key assessment is offered at the counseling center and will assist students with choosing between fields of study or various professions. Individuals assess their resemblance to Holland’s six personality types and identify their most promising career options. This is a paper test that takes 20 minutes to complete. It uniquely organizes matching careers in an easy and practical manner.

In addition to the assessments and career information available in the Counseling Center, the Carl Perkins Career Center provides career information computers and a large career reference library that includes videos, books, and informational resources. The Carl Perkins Career Center also assists students needing help with job searches, interview techniques, and resume writing skills.

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For appointments, contact your nearest Counseling Center:

  • Corsicana: (903) 875-7379 – 2nd floor in the Gooch One Stop Student Building
  • Mexia: (254) 562-3848
  • Midlothian: (972) 775-7200
  • Waxahachie: (972) 937-7612

PERSONAL COUNSELING

While attending college, students encounter a myriad of transitions in their lives. Issues that arise may include the following: independent living, college life issues, independent study, forming new relationships, identity crises, depression or anxiety, and/or time management difficulties. Often, professional assistance can help in easing the transition into college life.

In addition to academic advisors, Navarro College employs professional and licensed counselors who are especially prepared to assist students with a variety of issues. Please note that all services are confidential, and mental health referrals may be necessary.

For an appointment to see a professional counselor, contact the Counseling Center in Corsicana at (903) 875-7379. Remember, if you have an immediate crisis on or off campus, you can call 911; dorm residents should dial 9-911, or for campus security, you may dial (903) 654-3999.

Here are some of the services the Counseling Center can provide:

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Short-tem Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Life-skills Training
  • Mentor Referrals
  • Tutorial Lab Referrals

If you need assistance in any of these areas, please JUST ASK! Our counselors are very sensitive to your needs and are flexible in working with your schedule. Referrals are available as needed.

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