"It's high-tech and high-touch at the same time," said Dr. Phil Hestand, director of the Counseling Center and interim director of Career Services.
In the past, Career Services has been geared toward placement rather than career development, Hestand
"We want to get them as freshmen and carry them through to their careers or graduate school," he
Students may visit for a career assessment, assistance with test anxiety or stress management, but officials will be able to address more serious problems such as anxiety and depression or finding a "best-fit job" for students approaching graduation.
"It's career and social development," Hestand
While some students think a career is a job, Hestand
said, it's much more than that.
"A career encompasses various roles you are playing in life â€" community, church, civic, spouse, parent and job," he
For example, the resume of a schoolteacher might include the keywords "special education," "counselor" and "elementary education," which would narrow the search for an employer, Hestand
More than 4,200 employers have asked to be placed in ASU's
data system.The companies' job descriptions may be accessed by students and alumni who have registered at the ASU Career Services link on the ASU Web site.