Career & Counseling Unit
Main Function

Counselling Services
Counselors are committed to serve students in their career and other needs that may require professional counseling support. As an integral part of the Students’ Affairs Division, the Career and Counselling Unit promotes by extending support services to staff of the University. The counseling aspect of the services provides systematic and creative psycho-social therapies that emphasize non-clinical practice while clinical related cases are referred to Health Unit. These are in a bid to ensure qualitative service delivery in provision of overall wellness of students and staff. The Unit works in conjunction with other collaborating agencies as well as with other Departments and Units to enhance the overall conducive campus climate.

Appointment can be made by registering through Although appointments are usually between 8:30am to 4.30pm every Monday to Friday, further contact hours are provided based on the needs of the client. Appointments are granted on by counselling2u website, walk-in basis or even by phone call or any social media platform. Hence, clients are encouraged to make an appointment in advance if they would like to meet with Counselors.

From the first appointment, all transactions are highly confidential (Counsellor Act 1998). The Counselors are enthusiastic to attend to clients at all appointments and to offer non-clinical diagnosis to clients to evaluate their case before proffering whatever support services or resources that would be appropriate. Some clients do find out that talking with a counsellor once is sufficient to resolve their immediate worries or concerns. However, if further services would be required, these will be discussed and recommendations will be made.

The Counselling Unit also provides urgent services to offer support to students with psycho-social needs and other peculiar concerns all days of the week. Besides, referral services rendered by the Faculty or other Division/Unit are often accompanied by appropriate follow-ups.

Career Development
Career development offer students guidance and advice as well as various training modules aimed at supporting study and career planning and high quality placement in working life after graduation. Making effective career decisions includes having enough relevant and reliable information available, combined with the ability to integrate the information with what they know about themselves, their career vision and goals.

“The main aim of career counselling is to help students choose a field that is in tune with their skills and their job expectations. Thus, with the help of career counselling, most candidates end up choosing the right career, and perform their level best, which ultimately helps them succeed”
(Importance of Career Counselling | MapMyTalent)

Counsellor will firstly, be able to explain the entire report, tell them the perks and disadvantages of pursuing both their interests and aptitudes, and give them the clarity and understanding to make the right decisions. This is much needed, especially, when students are prone to taking advice from inexperienced sources.

To conclude, the crux of career counseling is to provide the necessary guidance from a qualified professional that would help the student in making the right choice regarding their career.

  1. What is the difference between advice and counselling?
    Counseling is a process that involves interaction with a trained counselor and a client in which the client will ultimately have a positive behavioral change while advisory sessions merely seek the advice from someone who is not trained.

  2. How do I make an appointment with a counselor?
    Appointments can be made viacounselling2u, e-mail, telephone, facebook or by walk-in to the Career And Counselling Unit.

  3. What are the types of issues that can be discussed?
    The types of problems that can be discussed includes personal problems, career, family, health and personal development.

  4. Does the information from the counseling sessions conducted will be disclosed to anyone else?
    Each item that is shared in a counseling session is bound by the ethics of confidentiality except where it involves things that harm the client or others and violations of existing law.

Contact Us

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Sarawak
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak

Tel: +6082-677 200 | +6082-677 500
Fax: +6082-677 300

General Enquiry: Corporate Communications Unit


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