(Picture of Olga) On November 2001 I was hired at the Education Department in the position of career counselor. I am in possession of a Masters degree in Counseling and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. My objective has always been to contribute to the development of our island’s youth and this job affords me the opportunity to do so.
My job entails: assisting students in planning for college/identifying schools, career testing, assisting with change of major requests, assisting with transfer requests, admittance to schools (if necessary), creating a resume databank, gathering information on the future plans of graduating students.
I also provide workshops to students in secondary schools, assist with the preparation of students for departure to pursue their studies, and assist study financing recipients with issues that they might be having while on study financing affecting their studies.
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Olga Mussington, M.S. - Career Guidance Counselor, St. Maarten
Career Counseling is similar in nature to traditional counseling. However, the focus is generally on issues such as career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues (Swanson, 1995).
Career Counseling Services provides a process by which each individual chooses the best career path for him or herself following the appropriate exploration.
Career Exploration is a life-long process. With the changing times in our society, making the "right" decision can feel somewhat overwhelming. Therefore, it's important NOT to randomly make your career decision. Making a good career decision can be a lengthy process, although many think that it is a decision that can be made very quickly.
The purpose of career assessment and counseling is to develop a profile of each individual's work-related strengths and limitations, vocational abilities, aptitudes, and interests. Counseling then assists each person to understand and utilize his or her potential in reaching life's goals.
Set up an appointment with the career counselor to discuss choosing a major or career, deciding on and applying to schools, and other career concerns.
Career Assessments - Evaluate your interests, skills, and personality traits through career inventories.
Workshops/Seminars - Attend workshops on choosing a major, identifying career options, obtaining Study financing, and others.
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