About the job:
As a Career Guidance Specialist, you provide support to young adults who do not have a career plan after graduation, working specifically on career awareness. You may work in a variety of settings to guide young adults in making decisions about their work.
As a Career Guidance Specialist, you may have to:
- Handle emotionally-difficult conversations with young adults
- Face cases of young adults with significant personal, social, or behavioral problems to overcome
- Deal with stubborn young adults, who may totally refuse your advice
As a Career Guidance Specialist, you will get to:
- Be satisfied from helping young adults with their careers
- Choose from a wide range of places to work, such as educational institutions or private offices
- 40 hours per week
- 9 months/year
Are you the right fit?
- Any Track
Will you make money?
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
- Master's Degree in Counseling or Career Services with coursework on Career Theories, Career Development and Counseling Theories
- Certifications are helpful - such as certification in the Strong Inventory Test or Resumé Writing
There is a small fee of $75 for participating in this activity, which also includes a meal, a take home certificate, and more.
For questions, please email [email protected]
Can you listen to other people without getting distracted? Can you help them organize their thoughts and feelings? By listening and following an organized process, Career Guidance Specialists help young adults plan out their futures. We interviewed LAU's Career Guidance Officer, Aya El-Mir, to find out what it's really like to work in this career.