Harper counselors are experts in career counseling and can assist with clarifying and identifying career goals and objectives. Career counseling helps students better understand themselves and the world of work. Counselors work closely with students’ academic advisors to customize plans for success, using tools such as Focus 2 to help students identify their Area of Interest.
Workshops and events are also available to help students and community members learn more about their career path, Area of Interest, job search process, resumes, interviewing and more.
Career and Major Exploration is a beneficial career counseling service for enrolled students. Career Counselors guide students in clarifying and developing career goals in the life-long process of career exploration and planning.
- 75+ popular major areas, employment options and strategies for success in each major.
Focus 2 (Access code – “hawks”) is an online, interactive, self-guided career and educational planning tool designed to help you make decisions about your future career goals and educational plans. Focus 2 will guide you through an interactive process to:
- Assess your work interests, values, skills and personality
- Discover occupations that match your personal preferences
- Decide which career fields and majors are a best fit for you
- Plan the career pathway that will support your personal needs and goals
For more information, see the Job Placement Resource Center.
Courses for college credit? Taught by counselors who are focused on your success and career development? Yes! Earn credit and work on yourself in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. We are Harper. We Believe in You.
Career Development (CDV 110) provides students the opportunity to explore career interests, experiences, skills, abilities and work related values. Examines information about the world of work including the nature of various careers, labor market trends, job search strategies, education and training requirements and diversity in the workplace.
First Year Seminar (FYS 101) – “Focus on Your Future” – is designed to assist new students with the process of charting a path for their future. Students examine the choices that emerge before them, choose their path consciously and take responsibility for the choices they make. Throughout the course, students engage in self-exploration, career exploration and decision-making.