Career counseling and education services are provided to adult students and community members. Resources are available for career and education exploration, career transition, educational opportunities, reentering the job market, life-long learning, and job search skills. Career assessment and interpretation are also provided (nominal fee for non-students).
New Directions is a program for adults who have been out of school for a number of years and who wish to take advantage of college orientation, advisement and support services especially designed for them. All adult students (full-time or part-time) are eligible to participate in New Directions. Services include:
- Educational Advisement Workshops
New Directions helps you understand college orientation and academic advisement, and offers an array of support services designed especially for you, the adult student. The program is a joint initiative of the Office of Counseling and Career Services, the Admissions Office, and the Registrar's Office. For more information, or to speak with a counsellor, please call the office at: (845) 431-8040
To enroll in New Directions, call (845) 431-8040 or contact Dr. Mark Balaban, Director of Counseling and Career Services using the information on the right. You will then be contacted by a New Directions advisor.
Credit Free Courses
- Individual Counseling
- Resume Assistance
- Job Search Skills
- Career Assessment and Testing
- Resource Library Workshops and Seminars
- Referral Service to Community Agencies
- Job Network
- Career Advancment Assistance
- Computerized Guidance System Discover
Career and Life Planning
You can earn college credit while you choose your career/major!
This course is designed to assist students to better understand and achieve self-direction in choosing a career or a major in college. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment of interests, values, skills, and abilities. Career information, work environment, transfer opportunities and the development of decision-making skills will also be explored. The theory and process of career development and career choice will be examined. Discussion, individual and group exercises, computerized career assessment and other exercises will provide students with an in-depth career planning experience. A final project is required. This course is offered both in a regular class format or as directed study.
Who should register for the Career and Life Planning course?
- is unsure about their intended major or career choice
- is having trouble deciding between several choices
- wants assistance with the transfer process
- feels they are in a dead-end job
- feels they need a new career challenge or desire to make a career change, but is unclear about how or what field to choose
- has unrealistic expectations of their skills or abilities
- does not know how their interest or abilities may fit into a career choice
- wants additional information about their career choice and how to achieve it
If you think you would like to enroll for this course, please call the office at: (845) 431-8040.