CAREER COUNSELING PRACTICUM Career Services offers a limited number of career counseling practicum opportunities to qualified graduate students in Counseling Psychology or related fields. The practicum program is designed to equip graduate students with knowledge and skills essential to helping others in their career development, including career/life planning and internship/job search. The competencies career counseling practicum students acquire through participation in the program will help them to perform effectively as career counseling or student affairs professionals. Practicum students will be provided with individual supervision in addition to weekly group training. Specific responsibilities will be determined on the basis of each practicum student’s interests and competence, and Career Services’ needs. Practicum students are expected to work at least 10 hours per week (not including breaks) and are unpaid. Potential Activities and Responsibilities 1. Career Counseling: Meet with clients for individual appointments. Lead or co-lead specialized groups. Assist clients with a variety of issues, including career/major decision-making, internship preparation, job search strategies, graduate school application, resume/letter writing, interview preparation/feedback, and more. 2. Drop-In Hours: Provide assistance to students during the regularly scheduled drop in hours. 3. Outreaches/Workshops: Design and facilitate outreaches and workshops to campus groups on career-related issues, such as job search, interview, resume, and major/career choice. 4. Test Interpretation: Interpret career assessment tools to aid clients in decision-making. 5. Teaching: Assist with teaching the career exploration or career planning courses. 6. Program Evaluation and Planning: Assist faculty and staff of Career Services in evaluating and enhancing the delivery of services. 7. Observation: Sit in on classes, groups, outreaches, and individual counseling session conducted by professional Career Counselors. Application Process: Deadline typically in early April of each year To apply, submit the following to Ronda McLean at Career Services (180 Lighty or email as Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org): 1-cover letter detailing your interest in this position & highlighting relevant experience 2-resume that includes your WSU student ID number, degree & program you are pursuing 3-names and contact information of two references Contact Ronda McLean via email (email@example.com) or phone (509) 335-4005 if you have any questions.
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