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Career Counseling

The process of career development can be exciting and intimidating. Like many worthwhile endeavors, the key is to take it one step at a time. Career Counselors will work with you through the career development process. Feel free to arrange an appointment at the Cambridge or Coon Rapids Campus. 

You also have the option to register for a Career Exploration Course. We have two Career Exploration classes:

  • CAOR 1100 Career Exploration Workshop (1 Credit) focused on self-exploration and occupational research
  • CAOR 1102 Career Exploration (2 Credit) focused on self-exploration, occupational research and job search strategies.

Get Connected to a Counselor

Anoka-Ramsey Community College counselors can be reached for personal and career counseling through the various ways listed below. 

  • Call the information desk at 763-433-1100 to make an appointment with a counselor.
  • Book an appointment online (Typically 1 hour appointments)
  • Remote Walk in appointments (Phone or zoom) are available Monday - Thursday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Call the information desk to be transferred to the counselor who is available for this type of appointment 763-433-1100
  • For a mental health emergency, call 911 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline number at 1-800-273-8255
  • For general, non-emergency questions, email
  • Use the Ask us knowledge base for general information 24/7


  • Identify your:

    • Interests
    • Skills
    • Personality
    • Values
    • Future Lifestyle
    • Explore and research careers
    • Research the education and training needed for each career
    • Explore in-demand careers
    • Locate job-shadow opportunities
    • Conduct informational interviews
    • Discover which careers match your interests, skills, personality and values
    • Learn which careers fit your ideal level of education
    • Consider whether you have the desire to pursue certain careers
    • Create short- and long-term goals to acquire desired career
    • Apply to school/program
    • Consider what support systems you have in place to help achieve your goals
    • Consider what barriers you may encounter

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