What is career Counseling?

Career counseling can help you make satisfying decisions about your education and future career. The goal of career counseling is to assist students in finding a good fit between who they are as people and their occupational pursuits. The focus is to assist students in identifying their personality traits, interests, strengths, values and skills as they relate to making decisions about academic majors and career paths.

Career counseling can help you get started with your career planning, which is often said to be a four stage process.

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The Career Exploration Center specializes in helping NMSU students with the first three stages, while Career Services focuses on fostering strategic job search skills.

If you are:

  • unsure about what you want to do for a living,
  • don’t like your current classes
  • are considering changing your major but don’t know what you want to study
  • don’t know what careers relate to your major

We can help you!

All services are FREE to currently enrolled NMSU students. Click here to request an appointment or call 646-2241.


If you are looking for help with creating a resume, interviewing skills, finding a job or internship please contact Career Services at (575) 646-1631.