Career Counseling

Career Counseling is a process of establishing or changing your career goal through examining basic traits such as skills, interests, personality, and values in relationship to the world of work.  Our role is to help guide you as you learn career and life planning skills including decision making.  Hopefully, after researching potential options, you will discover a path the is compatible and worthwhile.

You may work with a counselor individually.  You may sign-up for a career planning workshop or you may register for General Studies 140 (one credit non-transfer course) that is usually offered each quarter.

To schedule an appointment:

360.475.7530 or CounselingServices@olympic.edu

Special arrangements for students on the Shelton and Poulsbo campuses may be necessary.

 Links provided are for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.

Online Resources

Match Majors to Occupations to get you started thinking about occupations related to a particular field of study.

This video talks about how to find your life purpose by answering five questions.

Scholarship Opportunities to help you pay for your college education including the WashBoard.org.

Planned Happenstance is the product of one’s ability to maintain an open mind, follow personal interests, and capitalize on chance events or transform unplanned events into career opportunity.

Choosing a major or occupation is explained in six steps for those ready to actively engage the process.

MyersBriggs Personality Types are used in the identification of a person's basic preferences and how that relates to work, relationships, etc.

The Washington Online Information System researches and distributes information about Washington careers, schools and training programs.

Career Bridge is a one-stop, database of education and training programs in Washington State.

Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information.

online.ONETcenter.org has national information on occupations and a variety of descriptors to help match personal traits with occupations.

Peterson's provide financial aid resources and help with admission tests and it's free.

Careeronestop is for students, parents, and career advisors to explore career and education options.

Workforceexplorer will find Washington state occupational descriptions and labor market information.

MyPlan.com helps students make well-informed decisions about connecting majors and careers.

The Career Key is full of useful information about the career exploration process from start to finish.

Understanding how life roles and transferable skills relate to career decisions is important.