About Us

iSucceed - Your Career Action Planning ResourceCareer planning can be an overwhelming process, complicated by many factors including self-perceptions, abundance of options, others’ expectations, and the economy. Counselors provide clients with short-term, solution-focused counseling and guidance services as they pertain to career-related goals and outcomes. Psychological counseling is not provided by the career counseling staff. Our services are available to all currently enrolled degree-seeking students and alumni.

Career counselors are available for 50-minute appointments (no fee) where they will help you*:

  • Clarify your career/major goals
  • Explore career and/or majors that might be a good fit for you
  • Choose a career direction
  • Assess skills, abilities, interests, strengths, personality and set goals
  • Locate career information
  • Learn to write effective resumes and cover letters
  • Learn job search techniques and resources
  • Develop interview skills
  • Expose obstacles which might hinder your career choices

*This does not represent an exhaustive list of services available or provided.

 

Confidentiality

Communications between client and counselor are confidential and will not be revealed unless required by law to protect clients or identified others from serious and foreseeable harm such as in situations of abuse or threats of physical harm to self or others.

 

What to Expect From Your Career Counselor

Career counselors are trained to listen to you, help you formulate goals based on your needs, and assist you in finding the best resources to meet those needs. Formal assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory, may be used to help you determine a realistic action plan to meet your goals.

 

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments are made at least one (1) week in advance. To schedule an appointment please call (610) 647-4400, ext. 3506, e-mail bscudder@immaculata.edu, or complete the Online Appointment Request Form.

Career development services are provided in person and by appointment. Appointments are typically 50 minutes per session. Our receptionist will assist in determining who on staff will best meet your career needs. Be prepared to answer a few questions and to give your name, email address, phone number, major/program of study, year in school and reason for the appointment, and fully complete the required intake documents.

 

Cancellations and Not Showing Up for an Appointment

A personal commitment is crucial to the success of counseling. A missed appointment hinders your progress and limits service availability to other students. Please contact the office if you must cancel or will be late for a session. If you are more than fifteen (15) minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule. If you need to cancel, do so as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.

If you find that you can’t keep your appointment, please notify us by calling (610) 647-4400, ext. 3506 so that we may free up the time for another student. If you are a no-show* for your appointment, keep the following policy in mind:

  • After one no-show, you must send a letter of apology to the affected counselor.
  • After two no-shows, you will NOT be able to make another appointment during this academic year.

*A no-show is considered anything more than the 15-minute grace period previously mentioned above, unless you call to alert us that you will be late. At the time of the call, the counselor will determine if the appointment will need to be rescheduled (which will not be considered a no-show).

 

Walk-in Appointments

Walk-in hours are not being offered during the fall 2014 semester.

Walk-in appointments are 15-minute sessions available on a first-come first-served basis, for the purpose of resume reviews, brief questions, or acquiring general information about career development services. If more time is required, an official appointment will need to be scheduled.

 

Career Counseling Appointment Expectations

  • Be ready to discuss your current major/career status and your thoughts/feelings about that status.
  • Come prepared to discuss your interests and goals for the future.
  • It may be decided that an assessment will be helpful for you. If an assessment is involved, the counselor will explain the process.
  • The counselor will NOT tell you what job/major is best for you, but will give you more information to help you decide on your own.
  • The career counselor is NOT your academic advisor and will not assist with course selection.
  • The counselor may suggest follow-up appointments if needed.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter. If you do not bring copies with you, your appointment may be rescheduled.
  • If possible, know the specific position you are applying for and what skills that position requires.
  • If possible, bring a copy of the job or internship advertisement.
  • Notify the reviewer if the appointment is a class assignment.
  • The reviewer will write critiques directly on your resume and go over it with you.
  • If you are coming in for a follow-up review, but have not had an opportunity to make the previously discussed revisions, please notify your counselor and make arrangements to reschedule your appointment.
  • The counselor may suggest follow-up appointments if needed.
  • If possible, know what job you will be interviewing for and what skills the position requires.
  • If you do not have a particular job in mind, be prepared to indicate the type of job or internship you are seeking.
  • If possible, bring a copy of the job advertisement and your resume.
  • The counselor will review your online practice interview and ask you additional interview questions.
  • The counselor will provide feedback and offer suggestions.
  • If you do not wish to conduct a practice interview, you can use this time to go over basic interview strategies.

 

1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345
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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Immaculata University | Copyright ©2014 All Rights Reserved | Federal Compliance Links | Clery