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Frequently Asked Questions 

How long is the process?
People often have questions about the length of the process. It depends on many factors, including how much time and energy you can devote to the process between sessions and how much flexibility you feel you have to make changes. 

How many sessions will I have to attend?

Although we cannot predict how many sessions we will need to complete our work, you should have a clear sense that our work is moving in the right direction by the 3rd or 4th session. 

What's the difference between Career Development and Career Services?
     Career Services works with students to create and fix resumes, find internships and jobs, and coordinate job fairs. 
     Career Development is a counseling based approach to help you discover who you are, what you want, and how to make your passion your profession. 

What is the difference between Academic Advisors and Career Counselors?
     Academic Advisors provide academic advice about degree programs, procedures and academic practices. They help students map out their academic plans, select courses and adhere to academic regulations. They also help students understand time management, study skills, note-taking skills, test-taking skills, and learning styles.
     Career Counselors help clients clarify their knowledge about their values, interests, personality and skills. They also help clients identify options and information about their career path which equips students to make informed decisions and transition into their ideal career. 

How do you pronounce Row Hall?

While many students pronounce it Row (r-oh, like mow or go) it is actually pronounced Row (r-ow, like wow). 

What are some common problems that Career Development can help me with?