Project IMPACT – Selection of a Major and Career Advising
At CSUEB, you are required to declare and complete an academic major. To help you meet this requirement, Project IMPACT counselors are familiar with the career development process. This is the process that recommends you to select a career, extending from your earliest interest and values to job preparation and selection. Project IMPACT focuses on the early phases of the process by helping you to get to know who you are through exploring various career-related skills and interests. To accomplish this goal, counselors use a “holistic” approach. You may be asked to consider careers in relation to your academic performance, personal values and preferences, financial goals, personal needs, and personal strengths and weaknesses. This exploration may touch upon a wide variety of topics, such as academic and personal concerns, graduate school issues, opportunities for internships and scholarships and career-related issues (cover letters, letters of reference, resumes, and personal interviews). Also, General Education courses are discussed as an integral part of earning a degree. Some services for consideration may include:
- Counseling – Disability Management
- Collaboration – Department of Rehabilitation, Workability-IV, Academic Advising and Career Education, etc.
- Job Announcements – Unique To Recruiters Looking Specifically For Individuals With Disabilities
- Workshops – Topics could include: Disability disclosure, etiquette, answering difficult questions, financial implications, etc.
- Major/Minor Selection and General Education advising
- References and Letters of Recommendation
CSUEB has an excellent Academic Advising and Career Education office that provides career services that include interest/career inventory testing, career workshops, work internships through Cooperative Education, and job placement. Project IMPACT does not duplicate the work of this or any other department on campus, but works cooperatively with to expand the services available to Project IMPACT students.