Career Advising

Information about how you can plan for your future career

What is Career Planning and Why is it Important?
Career planning is a process where individuals evaluate their values, interests, abilities, and personality to determine what kind of occupations they would enjoy. Career planning is a lifelong process that involves reflection about what someone has accomplished and requires goal setting for the future. It is an important process because it provides direction for one’s future.

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person will make. Planning for your career can easily get lost in the day-to-day life of college students. In addition, choosing your career may be an overwhelming process; however, it becomes manageable with intentional planning and guidance from professionals and experts you trust. These professionals may be professors, parents, friends, or a career advisor.

Each Wingate University student is assigned a Career Advisor based on the student’s major. Click here to find your Career Advisor and set up an appointment to discuss your future.

Self-Assessment: Discover and understand your values, interests, personality, and abilities
Research & Exploration: Connecting your major to careers
Action: Take necessary steps to plan for a successful transition from Wingate to your future
Decision – Making: Evaluating your options

   
How we can assist you through Career Advising:
  • Choosing a major
  • Career exploration and discovery
  • Job and internship search strategies
  • Developing resumes and cover letters
  • Planning for graduate and professional school
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Networking strategies
  • Utilizing CareerGate, our online job and internship database (Click here for instructions on using CareerGate)
  • Pursuing credit-bearing internships

Students can make an appointment with their Career Advisor to assist them with planning for their careers. Call 704-233-8250 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to schedule an appointment, or come by the Career Resource Center located in Alumni Hall.
   
Students may contact their Career Advisor directly to schedule an appointment:

School of Business and Department of Communication students, contact Sharon Robinson
College of Arts and Sciences students, contact Lori Brasile
School of Sport Sciences students, contact Candice Sturdivant