Career-counseling funds are now available through CDOP program
Eligible employees may sign up for testing, guidance

16 January 2003 | The Career Development Opportunity Program — which funds courses that staff select to enhance their career opportunities at UC — recently launched a new service that pays for career-counseling sessions for employees.

Eligible staff will receive funding for four individual sessions with a certified career counselor, who will help them identify career goals and map a plan for how best to use CDOP funds.

“CDOP is great because it gives staff a chance to get training and expand their horizons,” says Steve Overcashier, manager of the CDOP program. “But we realized some folks aren’t sure about what classes to take and want advice on which direction they should go. This program will help them get the guidance they need.”

Career counselors use tests, inventories, and other diagnostic tools to help individuals better understand how their interests and skills fit in with possible career options.

There are four counseling options available. The first is the University Health Service’s Career Counseling Program, located in the Tang Center. Services are also being provided by three leading Bay Area firms: Drake Beam Morin, Right Management Consultants, and Spherion. These providers offer locations in San Francisco, the East Bay, as well as on the Berkeley campus. While each provider structures its counseling differently, the services are designed to be equivalent.
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