A primary goal of advising is to ensure that students have access to discussions and resources that help them explore and discern their academic, career, and vocational interests. To help achieve this goal, students have access to additional resources provided through the Office of Career Discovery and Internships. This office provides up-to-date information on career trends and internships through many sources including the Career Library, websites and job boards as well as one-on-one discussions and mentoring. Students can integrate these discussions and resources with their curricular and co-curricular lives when making decisions about their choice of academic major or career path. Students have the opportunity to meet with the staff to discuss:
- Ways to explore how their interests, values, personality and skills might contribute to the selection of a major or career;
- The trends and options within particular career fields;
- Opportunities to engage in hands-on experiences to explore vocational interests (shadowing, alumni interviews, on-campus panel discussions, internships);
- Where and how to find an internship; and
- Ways to articulate, orally and in writing, the skills they learn through their curricular and co-curricular pursuits, Odyssey experiences, and other on-and-off campus activities into professional interactions, resumes and applications.