On February 20th, my Professional Development Anthropology class visited the ECU Career Center located at 701 East 5th Street – across the street from the Art building and on the corner across from the Chancellor’s house. Our host was Jessie Langley – Liaison to the Thomas Harriot College of Liberal Arts. Although not all students were able to attend, Jessie gave us a complete tour of the house and presentation which highlighted all of the major services provided by the Career Center.
In particular, Jessie talked about the new activities and direction of the Career center which truly fulfills more of the need for all students regardless of year in planning their career activities. The ECU Career Center offers comprehensive services and a variety of resources and programs designed to help each student reach their career goals. The major services include: 1. Individual Career Counseling, 2. Walk-In Counseling, 3. On-Line Job Listing – ECU CareerNET, 4. Discovery Tools (FOCUS 2), 5. Practice Interviews, 6. Class and Group Presentations, and 7. Advanced Technology and Virtual Career Services.
During her presentation, Jessie mentioned two issues that were of major importance to the class when considering future career goals. They were: (1) learn how to package yourself and (2) utilize your relevant experience to a particular job. She further emphasized that it’s not what you always do in college but it’s more in how you take advantage and accentuate the skills that best fit your career goals. Finally, she indicated that those students who are fortunate to get a job immediately after college, they often change their jobs several times during their career so it is so important to be flexible in your career choices.
Check out a few pictures from our site visit at ECU’s Career Center.