Remote Operations Update:
South Seattle College's Counseling Department is committed to providing high-quality and confidential counseling services for students. Counselors are faculty members who help students and prospective students establish and achieve educational, career and personal goals based on a comprehensive assessment of their personalities, interests, skills, values and other resources. South Seattle College has three full-time counselors who hold master’s degrees in counseling. When appropriate, counselors provide in-person or distance counseling services.
Counselors will not be available between June 19, and September 29, which is the first day of Fall Quarter 2020. You may request counseling services, including appointments, via e-mail. Counselors will begin responding to emails on September 29, but because of the anticipated high volume of requests, you can expect a response during October. Counselors will respond to emails in the order received. Please send requests for counseling services to firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide the following information:
- Student's Full Name
- Student Identification (SID) Number
- Counseling Service(s) Requested (i.e., Probation or Suspension Counseling; Career Counseling; Educational Counseling; or Personal Counseling) - Please click on the link for additional information about counseling services. southseattle.edu/counseling
- If you are on academic probation or suspension, please include a statement indicating a copy of your Educational Plan that was approved by one of South's advisors is on file in Advisor Dashboard. The Educational Plan must be dated June 2020 or more recently. If you do not have an up-to-date Educational Plan, please request assistance at email@example.com.
- If you have received academic probation or suspension counseling services from one of South's counselors, please state the name of your counselor. This counselor will continue working with you.
In addition, South’s counselors encourage students to use the following resources for information and support:
- Dial 9-1-1 if you experience an emergency or crisis
- Dial 1-866-427-4747 for Crisis Connections 24-hour crisis line
- Dial 2-1-1 for local resources and support
- Seattle-King County Health Department
- Contact healthcare professionals through your health insurance plan.
- American Counseling Association (ACA) COVID-19 Resources
- American Psychological Association (APA) Social Distancing Considerations
- Addressing Loneliness As a Result of Social Distancing – AHIP.org
- Racism & Mental Health Resources - While this resource caters toward employees, students might also find the information useful.
- National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education-NCORE (free on demand webinars)
- Want to do more to fight racism? TED speakers suggest ways to educate, activate and donate
At South Seattle College, career counseling and exploration are crucial services provided by our counseling department. Counselors can help you assess your interests, skills, values and personality preferences; identify barriers to decision making and goal setting; investigate the world of work; explore career transition issues; and help integrate your career goals into your educational planning process.
Exploring a career and determining which path may be right for you can be done in different ways. The following are some options offered to students:
- Help with assessing students’ confidence, interests, motivation, personalities, skills, values as well as other aspects of self, and help correctly interpret this information as part of a career decision-making process.
- Assessing your unique personality and patterns of interests can be helpful in organizing information about yourself, making the major selection or career search process easier. We offer two different assessment instruments:
- Strong Interest Inventory: Compares your interests with people in a variety of occupations to assess similar or dissimilar interests.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Helps students identify their personality type and occupations that are most attractive to persons with a similar personality type. The indicator helps students learn which work environment can provide career satisfaction for each personality type.
- To determine which assessment is most appropriate, please make an appointment to meet with a counselor by calling 206.934.6409. A $31 fee per assessment is charged for currently enrolled South Seattle College students.
- Introduce the student to computer-based resources such as WOIS and make referral to the Career Center / WorkSource for additional occupational exploration options and career workshops (resumè building, etc.).