Career Counseling at Clark College

Clark College counselors are available to help students make changes that will enable them to achieve success in their personal and professional lives. Our goal is to assist students to develop a strong sense of self, clarify their values, interests, skill and personality style, and take steps to match these personal attributes to compatible work environments.

The most comprehensive way to make a decision related to the choice of an educational major or career, is to enroll in a Career Development class. These courses are offered each quarter in several formats: traditional classroom, Saturday Workshops, and online courses. See "Classes" Link or look under Human Development Department in class schedule.

Students who are unable to take a class may meet with a counselor on a short term basis. Counselors provide individual counseling to help students explore career options, set career goals, and devise strategies for meeting those goals. Students are also introduced to the resources of the Clark Career Center to take career assessments and to utilize the multi-media resources available for occupational information.

The professional staff in the Career Center is ready to assist you with any issue related to your career planning. If you need help identifying your skills, abilities, and interests, defining your career goals, or understanding the relationship between academic majors and careers, you are invited to schedule a counseling appointment by calling, 360-992-2614.

Fees:
Career Assessment Fee: $30.
Two Career Assessments (The Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) are offered to community members and students who are not enrolled in a career development class. The fee for each inventory is $30.00 and covers the cost of the assessment tools and a small group interpretation of results.

Community Career Counseling Fee: $50
This fee applies to community members seeking private career counseling (alumni are exempt). This fee covers up to two career counseling sessions with a faculty counselor.