Counseling and Career Services
What We Provide
Counseling and Career Services offers a variety of services to current and prospective Everett Community College students:
- Advising: Counselors and Educational Planners advise first-quarter students, undecided students, and transfer students planning to major in Human Services or Social Work. Counselors and Educational Planners also provide general transfer advising and informal transcript evaluations for entering and graduating students. If a student has decided on a program of study, the staff will help the student find an appropriate program advisor.
- Career Counseling: Individual counseling sessions, as well as Human Development courses and workshops, are available to help students clarify goals, learn the career-planning process, interpret career assessment results, and learn career research and decision-making skills.
- Educational Counseling: We provide individual counseling sessions, as well as Human Development courses and workshops, related to learning styles, study skills, math anxiety, orientation to college, goal setting, time-management and test anxiety.
- Personal Counseling: We offer short-term counseling to individuals, as well as workshops related to personal development issues such as stress management, assertiveness training, self-esteem, leadership and effective interpersonal communication skills. We also offer Human Development courses related to these topics.
- Referral: Counselors make on-campus referrals to other departments and off-campus referrals to community services and mental health agencies.
- Crisis Counseling: Individual short-term counseling is available for students suffering from acute emotional stress.
- Consultation: Counselors consult with faculty, staff and administration on issues related to student development and student success, including in-service training.
- Assessment: Individual assessment enables students to become aware of their career interests, learning style and personality type.
- Career Services: Students and prospective students can use the Center for personal help in obtaining information on programs and careers, educational preparation, future outlook, wages, job search skills, and much more. Friendly and knowledgeable staff also make referrals to career counselors for individual consultations. A wide range of career resources are available for free use including books, catalogs, WOIS (Washington State Occupational Information System), and CHOICES, a computerized career exploration program. Students also use our extensive educational resources to research all the technical issues of transferring to other institutions of higher learning.
We are in the Parks Student Union on the third floor.
To access services, simply walk in during the hours we are open (listed to the right) and complete an intake form on the laptop at the entrance.
If you are in crisis, please immediately call 911 (or x9998 if you are on campus.) You may also call the Seattle 24-hour Crisis Line at 1-866-4-CRISIS or go to any hospital emergency room. Please see our Resources page for other options.