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You probably know the career center is the place to go when you need résumé help or tips on preparing for job interviews as graduation approaches. But the services most campus career centers provide go much deeper than that and can help you starting your freshman year. Here are five less-than-obvious ways you'll benefit from using this valuable career resource throughout your college career.
You'll Be Proactive in Getting Help
Many schools offer career exploration and decision-making courses, but few make them mandatory. So if you're waiting for your school to take care of you regarding your future career, you could be waiting a long time.
A smarter choice: "Actively seek out the career services office," advises Kim Holladay, director of undergraduate career services for Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business.
You'll Discover What You Know -- and Don't Know
If you're like many college students, you don't know your own strengths and interests very well, nor do you understand just how many possibilities exist in the world of work. Enter your career center.
"Career services professionals can provide a variety of instruments to help students identify their real preferences for work environment, college major and career field," says Darrin Goss, director of career services at Wofford College....
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