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Counseling & Career Services

Counselors help you to accomplish your personal, academic, and career goals.

Counseling can play an important role in your adjustment to the college environment.  Your JSCC Counselors are here to help you accomplish your personal, academic, and career goals.  Our mission is for you to be successful as a student from the very beginning of the application process to walking across the stage during graduation.

Whether you are a prospective student or a current student, the following services are offered to you throughout your time as a James Sprunt student.

Admissions Counseling

  • Transitioning to college
  • Choosing a major or changing majors
  • Understanding program requirements
  • New Student Orientation
  • Placement Testing

Academic Counseling

  • Setting appropriate educational goals
  • Creating successful academic plans
  • Time-management, study skills, test-taking strategies
  • Improving academic warning/probation status
  • Exploring learning styles
  • Interest inventories/self-directed search

Personal/Social Counseling

  • Short-term, solution-focused counseling
  • Stress management
  • Personal growth and development
  • Community and agency referrals

Career Counseling

  • Career exploration
  • Creating professional resumes and cover letters
  • Assessment of interests, abilities, experiences, and personal values
  • Interviewing tips and strategies
  • JSCC Job Board 

Disability Support Services

To be eligible for disability support services and reasonable accommodations, it is your responsibility as a student to request disability support services prior to the start of EACH semester. Services are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ADA Amendment Act of 2008, NC Senate Bill 866, and Higher Education Opportunities Act.

College Success Tips

  • Is the college major right for me? View
  • Academic/Test-Taking Skills View
  • Study Skills View
  • College Foundation of NC (How to Plan, Apply, and Pay for College) View

Career Exploration Tips

  • National Job Search: Glassdoor  View
  • Online Professional Network: LinkedIn View
  • North Carolina Job Search View
  • Duplin County Jobs View
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook Online View
  • O*NET (Occupational Information Network) View
  • Career Coach with Self-Assessment View

Our goal is to provide you with excellent student services to ensure your success. You may contact us to schedule an appointment, or simply stop by our offices located in the Student Services suite of the Strickland Building. We look forward to meeting you!

For additional information, please call Student Services at 910.275.6360.


Amber Ferrell
Phone:  910.275.6368
Email:  aferrell@jamessprunt.edu

Karla Blanton
Phone:  910.275.6367
Email:  kblanton@jamessprunt.edu