Discover Your Career Dreams

As part of the National Career Development Week, the Career Services Department at Sam Houston State University is hosting a week of activities in order to promote the importance of lifelong career development and the personal empowerment of all people.  Various activities will be held throughout the week of November 14th -18th .

The theme for this week is, “The Five P’s to Pursuing Your Career Dreams.” The activities are geared to help encourage students to explore their interests and various majors that may be related to a career that they are dreaming about pursuing in the future.

Monday will kick off the week with “Finding your Purpose.”  Career counselors will have a table outside in the LSC yard from 11a.m.-2 p.m. Students can stop by the table to find out about the requirements for the 46th Annual Poster and Poetry Contest. They can also pick up a short activity on the 10 types of meaning to help clarify purpose and priorities.

Tuesday is “Following your Passion.” Students can stop by the ABIV lobby from 8-10 to learn more about The Five P’s. Counselors will be handing out free hot chocolate and will be available to answer any questions students may have related to career decision making and following your Passion!

Wednesday is “Exploring Possibilities/Walk-In Day.” Career counselors are usually available by appointment only, but Wednesday is the exception!  Students can Walk-In or “Pop In” for some popcorn and speak with a career counselor about their career dreams.  Counselors will be available between the hours of 9-12 and 1:30-4p.m. for mini sessions of 15-20 minutes.

Thursday is “Identify/Research Career Paths.” The career counselors and the graduate assistants will have a table in the lobby area at Old Main Market from 11-2p.m. that will provide various resources about different majors, Career Paths of Distinct Professionals, and strategies on how to reach Career Goals. Students can stop by to ask any questions they may have and learn about the career decision making process.

Friday is “Develop a Plan.” Students can call in to schedule an appointment to meet with career counselors or career services specialists to discuss next steps toward fulfilling their Career Dreams.

For students who are interested in participating in the 46th Annual Poster & Poetry Contest, please remember to submit your entries by December 1st to the Career Services office. Entry forms can be picked up at the office and/or at any of the events throughout the week.

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