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Career and Transfer Planning



John Petro, Career Planning & Transfer Counselor



The Career Planning and Transfer Office (CPT) offers a variety of services that are intended to benefit the educational experiences of the entire student population. At Clinton Community College, effective career planning involves an understanding of the relationship between Career Exploration and Academic Purpose (CEAP). This incorporates personal awareness about occupational/personal interests, choosing a degree program that enhances this interest, and then making a connection between the degree and employment or transfer opportunities.


Career planning also includes understanding degree requirements, why those requirements are important to educational goals, how those goals will impact academic purpose (transfer or work), and what kind of timeframe is involved. The CPT is available for students to discuss these issues so that the decision making process is based on understanding the information.


When students are unsure of their academic purpose, career counseling can help identify individual abilities, skills, values and interests, and relate them to the world of work. The CPT provides a combination of career inventories (Myers Briggs Type Indicator®, Self Directed Search, Strong Interest Inventory, and Pinpoint Career Guidance System) to assist students in clarifying the career/degree decision making process. The results of these inventories can be used to facilitate a discussion about connecting personal interest with academic purpose.


Transfer planning is not difficult, however, it can be a tedious process. Items to be considered include; college visits, applications, official transcripts, credit evaluation, essays, academic requirements, financial aid, housing arrangements, major choice, etc. The CPT can help you understand the requirements and process of transferring, so that it is a rewarding experience.

Additional services & resources include:

  • Career planning (resume writing, interviewing skills, job search)
  • CPT web page
  • Choosing/changing majors
  • Academic advisement
  • On-campus job recruitment
  • Career-resource library
  • Job announcements
  • Transfer process (application, transcripts, transfer credit)
  • On-campus college transfer days
  • Complete Withdrawals

 
Career Planning and Transfer Office
Clinton Community College
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: 518-562-4199
Fax: 518-562-4302
Email: john.petro@clinton.edu


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