Career Counselling

Meet with a counsellor and start exploring your career options

What is career counselling?

It's a confidential and collaborative process in which you work with a career counsellor who assists you in your educational and career decision-making.

Career counselling is offered as a free service to registered students of Dalhousie University, and University of King’s College.

Career counselling often involves:

  • looking at your interests, values, skills, talents and personality and how they can help you form a career direction.
  • creating strategies to cope with personal issues that affect your view of yourself and your future
  • the identification and removal of barriers that have stood in the way of achieving your educational and career goals

Our career counsellors

Our career counsellors have earned graduate degrees in counselling or psychology, or in a related professional field. They are skilled and experienced in helping students deal with their career and personal concerns.

What you'll get out of it

Whether you need to have a better understanding of yourself or a better understanding of your options, career counselling is always tailored to your needs, your goals, your choices, and your plans for a future that will allow you to be the person you want to become. Our career counsellors have careers that are deeply meaningful to them—that is, helping students like you to get from where you are now to where you want to be. 

Students who most benefit from career counselling include those who:

  • are unsure of their educational and career goals
  • want to confirm whether they are making good choices
  • want to learn more about the career paths that are open to them
  • are trying to decide if advanced studies are right for them

How to make an appointment with a Career Counsellor

To make an appointment with a Career Counsellor, please call the front desk of the Bissett Student Success Centre at 902-494-3077 or email

Career assessments

Our career counsellors can administer and interpret career assessments.  Those most frequently used are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). These instruments will provide you with feedback about your personality preferences and interests and how they relate to your career choices.

  • Strong Interest Inventory (SII):

The Strong Interest Inventory is an instrument that can help you discover your interests. It identifies themes and specific areas of interest, and it compares the strength of your interests with those of individuals in a variety of occupations. It can help you to confirm areas of interest and to identify new options to investigate further.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):

The MBTI is designed to help you identify your natural personality preferences and provides insight into qualities such as how you make decisions, interact with people, gather information, and get energized. The MBTI does not measure aptitudes, but helps you better understand yourself: your motivations, strengths, and potential areas of growth.

To arrange to take either assessment requires an appointment with a career counsellor, as described above.   Please note there are fees for these assessments which your counsellor will discuss with you.