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Certificate in Career Services


The Certificate in Career Services (CCS) is designed to provide helping professionals with advanced knowledge and skills needed to better serve students and clients within the context of a volatile and ever changing employment landscape. Graduates of this certificate program will be better prepared to assist students to be more engaged in the educational experience through appropriate academic major and career choice, which may lead to higher retention of current students and successful transition to the workforce. Moreover, the CCS program complements the master’s degree programs in a wide variety of helping professions.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Admission Requirements

Admission to the CCS program is based on completion of a baccalaureate degree and adequate preparation in this or a related area of study. To apply for admission to the certificate program, applicants should submit a Form A (Admissions Application) to The Graduate School (with the required $60 fee), and have an official copy of their undergraduate transcript (showing completion of the baccalaureate degree) sent to WKU (if the applicant is not a graduate of WKU). In addition to their Form A and undergraduate transcript, it is requested that applicants also submit a statement to The Graduate School which indicates their reasons for wanting to pursue this certificate program, how their previous life and educational experiences are applicable to this program, and how they plan to use the credential in the future. The statement should be 3-4 pages in length (double-spaced) and follow APA format.

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Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
- Professor, Student Affairs Program Coordinator, Career Services Certificate Program Coordinator, International Student Services Certificate Program Coordinator, SAGA Faculty Co-Advisor


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 Last Modified 11/1/21