- Testing Service
The administration, scoring and interpretation of standardized psychological tests in the areas of intelligence, aptitude, personality, interest, needs or other affective scales utilized to generate a more comprehensive picture of student/client traits or characteristics. The testing program is designed and implemented to help the students gain understanding of their needs and personality, realize their potentials, identify strengths and weakness and recognize its implications. It is implemented per year level to all colleges for free and extended towards applicants of university faculty or staff and outside agencies/companies with the testing fee of 100 pesos.
- Counseling Service
The purposive interaction between counselee and counselor, individually or in groups where the client’s needs, problems, difficulties are shared, examined and processed with the ultimate goal of empowering clients to effectively manage his/her concerns. Areas of concern can be academic, personal or social which may focus on personality, emotion, attitude, values or actual behavior. It can be voluntarily (walk-in) or by referral from faculty, department/unit head or staff, counselor, parent and other student.
Provides a helping relationship in individual or in group sessions. Available information and the counselor training and skills are utilized to assist individuals in understanding themselves and others, making decisions, solving certain behavioral problems and improving their relationships with themselves and with their peers.
- Guidance/Information Service
The intentional and purposive delivery of information to students which aims to enable students utilized provided information to reasonably guide choices and actions. Its various categories may include institutional, educational, occupational and personal. Modes of delivery includes dissemination through bulletin board, postings, flyers, brochures, orientation, training-workshops, online inquiries and radio programs.
This service is built upon the principle that guidance services should be more “preventive” than “curative”. Orientation, seminars, training sessions and workshops are conducted to guide student’s progress in school and prevent problems and maladjustments.
3.1 FRESHMEN ORIENTATION
A half-day seminar session for freshmen students and transferees to assists individual’s orientation to self, others and the nature and expectations of university life. It also provides them the opportunity to make initial acquaintances and establish friendships among their peers
With the aim of assisting the University in providing an environment for a better development and evaluation of the student’s psychosocial, personal and academic growth processes, the Guidance and Counseling Center has designed the FO for all freshmen and transferees to:
- extend a warm welcome to freshmen and transferees as newcomers of the University and give them a chance to be acquainted with other new students;
- assist them in their adjustment to their new environment and to their transition to college life;
- imbibe to them the Mission Statement of Central Mindanao University; and inform them of the University rules and regulations and the different sites of colleges and offices, as well as their services and physical facilities.
- A. Lectures
- Overview of Central Mindanao University
- University Rules and Regulations
- Enrollment Procedures and Academic Concerns and Issues
- Other topics relevant to the theme chosen
- Career Development Service
This is designed to assists students in their career planning and choices. It can be categorized as first career education by conducting seminar such as career guidance including topics regarding preparing effective cover letter/resume and interview for a smart job applicant,
personality enhancement (power dressing/proper decorum), professional expectation and work orientation and the second category is career information through posting of job vacancies.
4.1 Career Guidance Seminar
Career Guidance alongside with other guidance services aims to assist the students to pursue their career and educational aspirations through placement in schools, training centers and workplaces appropriate to their needs, preparation and level. The end goal of career development is to enable the student to achieve direction and fulfill his goals in life.
As an institution of higher learning, Central Mindanao University has the obligation to provide its constituents career education programs along self-understanding, awareness of the world of work, planning, and decision- making skills, and appreciation for the dignity of work.
The Seminar-Workshop helps bring about the accomplishment of paramount objective of educational institutions to enable the student to become an economically contributing citizen of society. Career development services is one of the boundary linkages between the school programs and curricula and the community environment which demands from the school a type of manpower supply to feed its industrially or commercially developing economy. No longer can educational institutions (CMU for that matter) remain detached from the realities of the environment. There is a need for the University to keep in tune with the training needs of industry. On the other hand, the institution owes its students the responsibility to preserve their own abilities, potentialities and interests.
After attending the seminar the participants are expected to:
- know the importance of power dressing and communication skills for effective interview;
- make a job-winning resume and cover letter;
- develop the necessary knowledge and skills in handling interviews
- Power Dressing and Communication Skills for Effective
- How to Make a Job-Winning Resume and Cover Letter
- Other topics relevant to the theme chosen
- Evaluation Service
Conducts evaluation on the guidance services to provide relevant information and scientific basis on the study of individual behaviors and attitudes and assess the effectiveness of the guidance program.