OLOL College

Career Counseling

Helping Students Reach Their Goals

The Career Services Department at Our Lady of the Lake College can help you decide what your future career will be and help you choose a major. Services provided include:

Career Exploration

  • Choosing a college major
  • Assessments – personality assessment, interest inventory and values checklist
  • How to conduct an informational interview
  • Investigate and explore different occupations
  • Salary expectations
  • Demand for a particular occupation
  • Find an appropriate Professional Organization


Job Search Strategies

  • Prepare a resume, cover letter and thank you letter
  • Interview coaching and mock interview
  • Define Networking and learn how to be a success at networking
  • How to negotiate your salary 
  • When to use a professional recruiter or agency 

Job Fair

The Career Services Department conducts a Job Fair in the Fall and Spring semesters. We invite local, in-state, and out-of-state companies on campus to talk to students about employment opportunities. This enables the students to make contact with many different companies, talk to their recruiters and hiring personnel and hand out resumes all in one central location on campus.

Career Library

A Career Corner has been established in the Reference Room of the Campus Library. This entire section is designated for information on careers and occupations. It contains many current, useful career/occupation-related resources to help students explore and investigate occupations so they can make a well-informed decision regarding what major to choose. It also contains resources on how to conduct a successful job search. 

Confidentiality

All of our services are provided following the ethical guidelines as set forth by the American Counseling Association. Career Services records are held in strictest confidence and are NOT a part of any other college records. 

Services are FREE and Convenient

All career services are completely FREE to Our Lady of the Lake College students –- part-time and full-time –- as well as alumni. Appointments may be made by calling (225) 768-0813. Walk-in appointments are also available.