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Career Services

Chuck Zimchek

Chuck ZimchekPhone: (509) 963-1984
Office: Bouillon - 206F
E-mail: zimchekv@cwu.edu

Education: BS in Medical Technology from Pacific Union College, MA in Guidance and Counseling from Loma Linda University, PhD in Counseling from Oregon State University

Experience: I have worked in a variety of career fields including medical technology, teaching math and science, farming, piano tuning, construction, high school counseling, teaching as an adjunct college professor, and career counseling.

Favorite Job: My favorite position is my current one as a career counselor at Central Washington University. I really enjoy the people I work with and believe strongly in the value of what I do. Prior to this, my favorite job was as a high school counselor. I enjoyed the fresh perspective of youth and helping students plan for the future.

Least Favorite Job: Medical technologist. Most of my time was spent working with chemistry and hematology analyzers, which was interesting initially, but quickly became very monotonous. I craved interacting with people.

About Me: Growing up in Northern California, I could barely tolerate the endless sitting in school and wished never to darken a classroom again – if I could just finish high school. A summer picking tomatoes convinced me that there were things worse than going to school. The fall after high school graduation found me in college, which turned out to be more interesting than expected. I changed majors several times before deciding on a major that was practical, but not guided by self-knowledge. The ensuing frustrations and struggles to find an occupation that fit who I am introduced me to the field of career counseling. I discovered the valuable contribution it can make in helping to find a fulfilling way to make a living.