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Career Counseling Services

Career counselors can provide guidance on a wide range of career-related topics such as career exploration, changing majors, developing career plans, creating a resume, finding internships and full-time jobs, effective networking, developing graduate school plans, and making successful career transitions.

There are 3 ways to meet with a career counselor:

Prescheduled appointments
FasTrak same-day appointments
Drop-In hours

Prescheduled Career Counseling Appointments

Career counselors are available to meet individually with students. Appointments range from 30-60 minutes, depending on the topic. There are two teams of career counselors who are eager to help you: the Freshman Focus Team and College Specialist Team. Career Services’ front office staff will schedule you to meet with the career counselor who can best support your needs.  

Appointments are offered weekdays between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 9:00  a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
To make an appointment call (805) 756-2501, ext. 1

FasTrak Same-Day Appointments

Do you need immediate career-related help?  Career advisors are available to assist you on a walk-in basis – no prescheduling required. During FasTrak appointments, we can provide assistance on any career-related topic such as resumes, interviewing, change-of-major, job search, career planning and exploration, grad school application, and more.  Appointments are limited to 15 minutes, and are offered on a first-come, first served basis.  Depending on your needs, a follow-up appointment with your career counselor may be suggested.

Monday through Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Services, Bldg. 124, Room 224 (upstairs)

Wednesdays (Weeks 2 - 7)
4:10 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mustang Success Center, Bldg. 52, Room D-37

Please note that FasTrak is not offered during finals, breaks, or summer quarter.

Drop-In Hours

Career counselors offer drop-in hours to serve particular student populations on a first come, first served basis.  Students can meet briefly with their career counselor (typically 5-10 minutes) for resume/cover letter review or to ask specific career related questions.

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124

Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., MAP Center, Bldg. 10, Rm. 202 (weeks 2-10)

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124

College of Engineering

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124

College of Liberal Arts

Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., CLA Advising Center, Bldg. 47-22L

College of Science and Math (and CPE/EE/CS/SE students)

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., COSAM Advising Center, Bldg. 53, Rm. 211

Orfalea College of Business

Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124

Please note that Drop-In is not offered during Career Fairs.

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