Many students are undecided about their career plans or which academic program to pursue. Counselors can assist students in career decision-making, including strategies to explore interests, values, skills, personality, and life circumstances and how they relate to a student’s career choices. Career counseling differs from Career Services and Industry Partners at Century which focuses on the employment seeking process (e.g. resume development, interviewing skills) and work experience (e.g. internships).
Career Counseling Services include:
- Career counseling to discuss career exploration or changes
- Professional career assessment interpretation such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Application of other assessments to explore personality, interests, values, skills and decision-making
- Assistance with choosing an appropriate major or program of study
- Workshops and other groups related to career development
Career and Life Planning Process
Career and life planning is a process that is holistic and lifelong. It includes examining life as a whole—values, personality, interests, aptitudes, and life circumstances:
Use the GPS LifePlan CareerPlan to explore the following:
Make an Appointment with a Century Counselor
Students can schedule an appointment with a counselor through:
- Starfish located in myCentury
- Advising, Counseling, and Career Center front desk
Location: West Campus, W2410 (all services are virtual at this time)
Career counseling appointments are typically 60 minutes long. Professional career assessment interpretation such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which are typically 90 minutes long.
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday -Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12 noon
Professional Career Assessments for Current Students
These professional career assessments are FREE to currently registered Century College students. To obtain the link to take these inventories, please contact the front desk staff of the Advising, Counseling and Career Center (W2410) at 651-779-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Strong Interest Inventory (SII): Compares your interests with those of people working in a broad range of occupations. (Does not measure abilities or aptitudes.)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Measures personal preferences that influence your learning and work style. Understanding your style can improve your education and career planning, performance, and satisfaction.
Schedule a 90-minutes appointment to review the results of this inventory with a Century College Counselor.
Additional Career Exploration Tools
Careerwise: a Minnesota State career and education resource to helps you assess your skills and interests, explore careers, set goals, find a job, and plan your education at Minnesota State colleges and universities.
O*NET: a database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Informational Interviews: an effective way to learn about a career through talking with people in the career you are considering.