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Career Counseling

Thinking about starting college and unsure of a career choice? Lost your job and interested in pursuing a new career? Our career counselors can help you identify skills, values, interests, and occupational and education opportunities to determine the best pathway to meet your goals. 

Attend a Workshop or Class

Career Development Workshop

This free course is all about you! Assess your interests, skills, personality, values and decision-making style. Explore occupations that would be a good fit for you. Workshops meet three times for a total of six hours. Individual appointments with a career counselor are a part of this workshop.

Upcoming Workshops (PDF)

Call 920-735-5645 for more information. 

College and Career Success

This two-credit course is delivered online. You will examine career options, develop academic and career goals, and learn specific skills to enhance your success in meeting professional and personal goals. Topics include personal and academic assessments, determining career fits, and personal development skills including learning styles, time management, test-taking, how to access academic resources and goal setting.

To register for this course, contact Enrollment Services at 920-735-5645. 

Explore Careers

Career Exploration Websites and Resources

Career Pathways: Explore programs of study supported by Wisconsin Technical Colleges and the University of Wisconsin systems. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. 

Career Thoughts: Explore careers that may be a good fit for you. 

O*NET Online: Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Wisconsin WORKnet: Connects you to the latest Wisconsin career information. 

Career Interest Questionnaire

Take this quick questionnaire to help identify which career areas might be the best fit for you! 

Quiz Yourself

Explore Nontraditional Occupations

Throughout the years, gender stereotypes have perpetuated the myth of “men’s work” and “women’s work,” limiting an individual’s career choices. Don’t let gender stereotypes limit you. 

What is a Non-traditional Occupation?

A Non-traditional Occupation is defined as any occupation in which women or men comprise less than 25% of the workforce. Some examples of non-traditional occupations for women are firefighter, welder, or automotive technician; examples for men include nurse, interior designer, or administrative professional.

In the past, girls' career options were limited to teaching, nursing or administrative professionals. Boys looked at futures in construction, factory work, or mechanics. Times have changed! At Fox Valley Technical College, we want you to pursue your dreams. We believe you can be anything you want to be!

Why choose Non-traditional?

  • Freedom to pursue any career related to your interests and abilities
  • Possibility to earn higher wages
  • More opportunities for advancement, better benefits, and better financial security
  • Demand for diversified workforce
  • Fulfill your dreams

If you are interested in learning more, call Counseling Services at 920-735-5696 to make an appointment. 

For More Information:

Counseling & Advising Services

Room E121

Room 101