Career Exploration

Leigh Stewart,, 704.991.0236, SB 220


Leigh Stewart

Counselor for School of Transfer and College and Career Readiness

I am one of the counselors on campus. I provide personal, academic, and career counseling services. Additionally, I assist students with the university transfer process. Ideally, I assist students in identifying career and life goals through a number of career exploration techniques early on in his or her time here at SCC. In doing so, I can work collaboratively with the student and the Success Coaches in identifying the correct transfer courses that align well with the student’s intended major at the appropriate university.

Life as a college student can include stressors of many kinds. I’m available to provide a safe space to discuss these barriers, assist with identifying healthy coping strategies, and provide appropriate referrals as needed.

As a proud graduate of a NC Community College and university transfer student, I understand the unique challenges students can face on the journey. Please let me know how I can support you in reaching your goals:

Location: Snyder Building, Room 220

Phone: 704-991-0236




Career Development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined & evolving preferred future. Career Development is influenced by your interests, abilities, personality, and many other factors. 

Career Counseling can assist in your career development by helping you to get to know and yourself better in order to make career, educational and life decisions.

A career counselor will:

  1. Help you figure out who you are and what you want out of your education, career, and life.
  2. Help you locate resources and sources of career information, including highlighting the importance of job shadowing.
  3. Help you assess your interests, abilities, and values.
  4. Help you organize and make sense of your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and concerns about career and educational choices. 


A counselor will not tell you what to do, or tell you what you should major in or what career to pursue. We are here to assist you to find the path that is best for you. Let us help you to develop a plan to achieve your goals.

Also, try:

Log in or create an account.

  • Under the tab “Plan” click “For a Career”.
  • Click on “Learn About Yourself”.
  • You will be offered an array of career assessments. The top two that we recommend are the Interest Profiler and the Career Cluster Survey, but you are welcome to take as many as you want. You will get your results as soon as you complete the assessment, as well as suggested careers and resources you can use to further research careers you may be interested in. Your results will be saved to your account so you can log in at any time to take more assessments or finish ones you’ve started.