Yes, every campus has support, but when someone says campus resource, they think about academic support. This could be tutoring, seeing an advisor about a class, or going to some sort of seminar regarding the class. However, not all campus resources are academic. Some resources can assist with mental health, career choices, or multicultural issues. At The Ohio State University, there are a ton of different resources for the students attending to take advantage of. Two examples are the Career Counseling and Support Services and the Counseling and Consultation Services, both of which are located in the Younkin Success Center.
Everyone in college eventually thinks about whether or not they are going into the right field and as of late, I have had my doubts. As of a week before writing this post, I had tried to make an appointment with the Career Counseling and Support Services, however, they were all booked up for the week. This being the case, I tried to go to their walk-in hours, but when I asked the lady behind the reception counter, she informed my that they were all booked up for the day. I was unable to book a time for the Career Counseling and Support Services, which made me think. What does it mean that the service was completely booked?
Some may take the fact that the career counseling service was all booked up as a bad sign. Wondering why so many people are convincing themselves that they are on the wrong career path. Yes, this can be thought of as a bad thing, but I believe that this is a good thing. It shows that these students aren’t scared to ask for help and counseling for their doubts. It makes me think that my fellow peers know that they are not alone here.
It is also very good to know that there is the Counseling and Consultation Services on campus for anyone and everyone to use. It is also very nice that it is free for any student attending the university, especially knowing how tight money can be for students attending a university. Another thing great about the Counseling and Consultation Services is that they have group settings, which allow students to talk to one another about their issues and feel more involved with their peers instead of simply speaking to a therapist.
In conclusion, yes, I would have been happy going to the Career Counseling and Support Services for a talk about my future, but I feel as though not being able to have a meeting with them because of their unavailability sparked some valuable thought processes. It made me think that even though a lot of people are possibly thinking about changing their career paths or simply trying to plan their future better, they are seeking help and not just trying to get by on their own. Even the Counseling and Consultation Services are such a help to those college students who are overwhelmed with everything that comes with college life. The Ohio State University truly does want the best for it’s students.