How Do I Start?
Career and professional development is not a one-time event, but a dynamic and on-going process in which you will engage throughout your lifetime. The process begins with Career Exploration, learning about different career fields and jobs, and assessing your own interest, skills, and motivations to determine the right career fit. Career counselors can support your Career Preparation and teach you how to create resumes, cover letters, and learn to interview for jobs and internships. The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development provides an array of Career Connections for you to build your professional network and connect you with employers and career opportunities through Poet Paths, Whittier College's exclusive online portal for jobs and internships.
Book an appointment today
The purpose of one-on-one career counseling and coaching is to help students and alumni develop an action plan for accomplishing their professional career goals. Whether you know exactly what you want to do for a career or have no idea what the future holds, a career counselor/coach can be a valuable advisor in helping you sort through the vast amount of career information available to you. Career counselors/coaches can partner with you regarding your individual questions, interpret your self-assessment results, assist you with the development of your resume and cover letter, show you how to prepare for interviews, and work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy for your internship or job search.
Our counselors can help you determine your next steps as you work together and develop an individualized career and professional development action plan.