Career Counseling Services
Career counselors can provide guidance on a wide range of career-related topics such as career exploration, changing majors, developing career plans, creating a resume, finding internships and full-time jobs, effective networking, developing graduate school plans, and making successful career transitions.
There are 3 ways to meet with a career counselor:
Career counselors are available to meet individually with students. Appointments range from 30-60 minutes, depending on the topic. There are two teams of career counselors who are eager to help you: the Freshman Focus Team and College Specialist Team. Career Services’ front office staff will schedule you to meet with the career counselor who can best support your needs.
Appointments are offered weekdays between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
To make an appointment call (805) 756-2501, ext. 1
Do you need immediate career-related help? Career advisors are available to assist you on a walk-in basis – no prescheduling required. During FasTrak appointments, we can provide assistance on any career-related topic such as resumes, interviewing, change-of-major, job search, career planning and exploration, grad school application, and more. Appointments are limited to 15 minutes, and are offered on a first-come, first served basis. Depending on your needs, a follow-up appointment with your career counselor may be suggested.
Monday through Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Services, Bldg. 124, Room 224 (upstairs)
Wednesdays (Weeks 2 - 7)
4:10 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mustang Success Center, Bldg. 52, Room D-37
Please note that FasTrak is not offered during finals, breaks, or summer quarter.
Career counselors offer drop-in hours to serve particular student populations on a first come, first served basis. Students can meet briefly with their career counselor (typically 5-10 minutes) for resume/cover letter review or to ask specific career related questions.
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., MAP Center, Bldg. 10, Rm. 202 (weeks 2-10)
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
College of Engineering
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
College of Liberal Arts
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., CLA Advising Center, Bldg. 47-22L
College of Science and Math (and CPE/EE/CS/SE students)
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., COSAM Advising Center, Bldg. 53, Rm. 211
Orfalea College of Business
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Please note that Drop-In is not offered during Career Fairs.