Individual Counseling

We can assist you with your questions about majors, careers, internships, graduate school, or making the transition from college to career. We will be able to help you clarify your goals, explore personal concerns and develop a plan of action.

Who is eligible for Counseling Services?

Counseling services are free to currently enrolled UTPB students, UTPB graduates, and students currently pre-registered to attend the university.
How to make an appointment:

  • Stop by the Career Counseling and Job Placement Service Center currently located across from the elevators, MB Room 2100.
  • Call (432) 552-2633 or email careerservices@utpb.edu

Same day appointments are usually available.

How can a career counselor help you?

Picking a major or Career:
  • "I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my life."
  • "I like majoring in English, but I don't know what kinds of classes it will lead to."
  • "I'm a biology major, but I'm just not very interested in the classes."
  • "I have so many interests that it's hard to narrow down to just one thing."
How values affect career choice:
  • "All my friends seem to have a passion for their major or career. I don't really even like school that much."
  • "I'm really into art and music, but my parents want me to pursue some-thing more prestigious like science or business."
Getting Experience:
  • "I just completed my student teaching and hated it. I don't really think that I want to be a teacher."
  • "How can I get some experience in advertising?"
  • "How can I find an internship?"
Graduate School:
  • "I really want to go to med school, but my G.P.A. is 2.8, and I'm not sure I'll be able to get in."
  • "I want to go to law school in New York, but my boyfriend just got a job in Dallas. How much should I consider him in my decision?"
Society and Careers:
  • "I am concerned about racial discrimination in the work place. How will my choice of careers affect this?"
  • "I want to pursue a career in journalism, but someday want to have a family. How can I balance work with being a parent?"