The Career Identity Program is a year-long program that offers select students the opportunity to explore their sense of personal identity, majors, co-curricular experiences, and careers through targeted workshops, one-on-one meetings with their Career Identity Coach, and interactions with a diverse student, alumni, and employer population.
98% of students reported that the Career Identity Program had a positive impact on their self-awareness and personal growth.
Freshmen from the College of Engineering and Freshmen-Juniors from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences can apply to take part in this program. Participation is limited to 100 students from each college. Eligible students will be invited via email to apply at the beginning of the Fall Semester.
At the completion of the year-long program, students are invited to take part in an End- of-Year Celebration and receive a certificate of completion to celebrate their journey and acknowledge their commitment to developing their career pathway.
For more information, please contact the Career Identity Coach for your college:
College of Engineering
Dr. Lori Ghosal
College of Humanities & Social Science
Ms. Courtney Jones
Certificate Completion Requirements
- Complete the six core workshops
- Personal and Professional Values Exploration
- Focus 2 Assessment and Interpretation
- Visioning Your Future
- The Millennial Workplace: The Career Competencies
- Master Academic Plan (MAP)
- Roadmap to Your Career
Complete at least one elective workshop
- Stress Management (monthly)
- Work/Life Balance
- High Impact Experiences Panel
- So You Want to Help Society Panel
- Guest Speaker Events
More to be announced!
Meet with your Career Identity Coach two times per semester
Complete the Focus 2 Career Assessment
Who can apply?
Freshmen in the College of Engineering. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
How can I apply?
Keep an eye out and read your emails for a link to the application!
How much of a time commitment is this?
Approximately 10 hours over the full academic year
How long are the workshops?
Most workshops are one hour long. Stress Management workshops will be 30 minutes long. Panels and guest speakers will vary.
Do I need to complete the whole thing?
Yes! In order to receive the certificate and total value of the program, it is a year long commitment.
What if I’m not in Engineering or Humanities and Social Sciences?
Our workshop sessions are open to all students regardless of acceptance to the certificate program. You are welcome to attend as space allows. You can find dates, times, and locations of the workshops on ePack.
Where can I find the Focus 2 Assessment?
Focus 2: go.ncsu.edu/focus2
How can I schedule an appointment with my Career Identity Coach?