John Petro, Career Planning & Transfer Advisor
The Career Planning and Transfer Office offers a variety of services that are intended to benefit the educational experiences of the entire student population. In a college setting, effective career planning requires students to supplement their understanding of the relationship between Career Exploration and Academic Purpose (CEAP). This involves increasing personal awareness about occupational/personal interests, incorporating a degree program that enhances this interest, and then making a connection between the degree and employment or transfer opportunities.
Career Counseling can identify individual abilities, skills, values and interests, and relate them to the world of work. The Career Planning and Transfer Office provides a combination of career inventories (Myers Briggs Type Indicator® & Self Directed Search) to assist students in clarifying the career/degree decision making process. The results of these inventories can be used to facilitate a discussion about connecting personal interest with academic purpose.
Academic success often depends on the amount of comprehension a student has for the content of their courses. However, it also depends on how well a student understands degree requirements, what their curriculum entails, why those classes are important to educational goals, how those courses will impact them, where they will continue their purpose (transfer or work), and what kind of timeframe is involved.
The Career Planning and Transfer Office is available for students to discuss these issues so that the decision making process is based on understanding the information.
Additional services & resources include:
• Career planning (resume writing, interviewing skills, job search)
• Choosing/changing majors
• Academic advisement
• On-campus job recruitment
• Career-resource library
• Job announcements
• Transfer process (application, transcripts, transfer credit)
• Complete Withdrawals
• Orientation planning
Career Planning and Transfer Office
Clinton Community College
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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