Welcome back everyone! We are so excited to have everyone back on campus and to see new students beginning their college careers. I hope you are all off to a great start to a brand new school year. I am looking forward to seeing you all succeed.
My name is Maddie Bishop and I am the Career Counselor on campus. I am a Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and have been at ENMU for one year. I truly enjoy providing personal counseling to students who are struggling with a variety of issues, as well as providing Career Counseling. I firmly believe that there are many different factors in our lives that are connected and can influence each other. School can affect our relationships, relationships can affect school. Stress can be found in everything including classes, friends, family, and work. My job as a counselor is to help students establish better coping skills to help them tame and manage their stress so that they can succeed in all areas of their life. As the Career Counselor, I also help students choose a major, edit resumes, practice interview skills, and conduct the Career Fairs during the school year. We also have an online job board for students and graduates to find jobs both on and off campus. Our website has all that information and more! You can find our job boards through the Student Employment tab.
I wanted to let you all know of the services offered through the Office of Counseling & Career Services. My job specifically is to help students find and choose a major. It can be extremely overwhelming to come to school and take multiple classes in a variety of subjects and still feel a lost or not know exactly what you want in a major. In my office, we utilize multiple assessments such as personality and interest inventories that help students understand their personality type and what majors or future careers are best suited for them. These assessments help student’s breakdown their personalities and interests profiles into multiple categories such as conventional, realistic, artistic, and investigative. It also provides lists of majors and classes to take while in college to help pursue different career paths.
For example, if you are someone who enjoys solving puzzles, curious, research oriented, and independent then you would fall into the investigative category and criminal justice might appeal more to you. Our assessments can then recommend psychology, anthropology, or other science courses for you to take. If you are interested in business politics, or entrepreneurship then the enterprising category is the way to go. Communications and business classes are the best route to pursue and our assessments can help you choose which ones to register for.
If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to stop by the SAS building room 232 to take a free assessment. Our goal is to help students succeed in the best way and gaining more insight and understanding into your personality can definitely help. It is alright to not know exactly what you want to do right away-my job is to help you muddle through it all and find what fits you best. All of the services offered through the Office of Counseling & Career Services is completely free and confidential for all students! I hope to see you all soon and am very excited to help in any way that I can. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please call the office at 575-562-2211 or you can email me directly at Madison.firstname.lastname@example.org.