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Many students begin college while they are still unsure of what they want to study or major in, what career they want to prepare for, and how careers and college majors connect. If this is the case for you, we strongly encourage you to begin your career development and research immediately. This is important for the following reasons:

  • Research may be time-consuming.
  • Some transfer or career training programs may require prerequisite coursework.
  • The financial aid process can be lengthy.
  • Allowing ample time to consider and make wise choices reduces stress and may save time and money.

The following services and resources are available to Pierce College students.

Career Counseling

Pierce College's faculty counselor advisors are skilled at administering and interpreting a range of career assessments. Many students find the experience very helpful. Visit the Welcome Center at Fort Steilacoom or the Advising Center at Pierce Puyallup for more information and to make an appointment with a faculty counselor advisor.

Career Pathways Workshops — Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Students will explore and reflect upon their interests, values, personality, and skills. Learn techniques for making sound career decisions that align with those interests.

Each workshop is 50 minutes. Students attend one workshop and additional learning will be online via Canvas.

Monday, February 3


9 a.m. Cascade Building, Room 506

11 a.m. Olympic Building, Room 325

1 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529

Tuesday, February 4

9 a.m. Cascade Building, Room 506

11 a.m. Olympic Building, Room 325

1 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529 

Wednesday, February 5


2 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529
4 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529

Monday, February 10


9 a.m. Cascade Building, Room 506

1 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529

3 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529



Tuesday, February 11


9 a.m. Cascade Building, Room 506

11 a.m. Olympic Building, Room 325

Thursday, February 13

9 a.m. Cascade Building, Room 506

11 a.m. Olympic Building, Room 325

Wednesday, February 19

2 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529
4 p.m. Cascade Building, Room 529

Career Pathways Workshops — Pierce College Puyallup

Students will learn techniques for making sound career decisions in this two-day Career Pathways and Career Decision Making workshop. Please plan to attend both days.

Winter quarter career pathways workshop dates will be posted soon.

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