Guidance and Counseling Unit

The Guidance and Counseling Unit (GCU) is one of the five (5) units of Student Services Office (SSO). The Student Services Office is located at the 15th floor of FIT bldg. along P. Paredes St. It is being supervised by the coordinator and managed by the Senior Director for Academic Services.


Overview

The Guidance and Counseling Unit (GCU) is committed to provide innovative programs and services for the development of emotional, social, and psychological well-being of students. The unit adheres to the interim guidelines on the conduct and delivery of guidance and counseling and mental health services of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA) particularly in providing technology-assisted services, acknowledgement of the limitations of maintaining the confidentiality of electronic records and transmission, dispense of services through online platform aligned with the PGCA and Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) of Guidance and Counseling Code of Ethical Standards.


The Guidance and Counseling Unit (GCU) serves as the students’ partner in achieving success in their career, personal and social domains. It is a place where any student can go and talk about concerns that affect his/her life as a college student and as an individual. Concerns or issues discussed in individual sessions with any of the counselors are treated with confidentiality and do not appear in the students’ academic records.


Mission

To deliver preventive, innovative and comprehensive counseling services and wellness programs that will facilitate student in actualizing their potentials to become empowered individuals.


Program / Activities

I. Orientation and Enrichment Program

This program provides students with various opportunities for personal exploration, growth, and development, which make them better persons at home, school, and in the society.


Activities:

College Orientation for New Students

Objectives:

  • Reintroduce students to college services that will support their educational and personal goals.
  • Create an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes positive attitudes, and stimulates an excitement for learning.
  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere for returning and old students to meet faculty, staff and their fellow iTamaraws.
  • Familiarize themselves about the updated policy and student services.
  • Give students proper information about all the things they need to know about the university that will be useful to their everyday lives.
  • Encourage both new students and parents to take charge of their experiences through collaboration and engagement.

Associates Orientation on GCU Services

Objectives:


To familiarize the participants on the Guidance Unit’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and/or vice versa. It also intends to make them aware of the line of communication/coordination between GCU and other departments/offices by establishing inter-office relations. As a result, improve the programs and services provided for our students.

Recollection Activity for Graduating Students

Objectives:


The activity focuses on processing the student’s journey in FEU Tech. It aims to empower iTams by emphasizing the importance of living the FEU core values.

Gender and Development Seminar/Training

Objectives:

  • To develop sensitivity in perceiving existing gender issues and inequalities.
  • To recognize the differing situations and needs of women and men, and consider them in every action or decision to be made.
  • To develop awareness on the importance of gender-fair language in promoting gender sensitivity.


II. Career Development Program

This program aims to guide students in making successful transition from school to their chosen career/field by providing various learning experiences and other career-related services.


Activities:

Individual Career Counseling

Learning Sessions

Exit Survey

Test Profile Discussion


III. Wellness Program

This program seeks to promote general health and wellness among the students through activities that allow participants to gain knowledge and skills on healthy living.


Mental Health Forums, Seminars, Webinars, and activities

To reinforce ways on how we can positively cope with day-to-day concerns like pressure, stress and anxiety. It also intends to decrease, if not totally stop the stigma on mental illnesses by raising and increasing one’s awareness about mental health. Therefore, promote and foster good mental health and well-being among our students/associates.




IV. Psychological Testing Program

This program offers an opportunity for increased awareness and understanding of oneself through administration and interpretation of standardized psychological tests.


Activities:

Assessment of Study Abroad Program Applicants

Assessment of Study Attitude and Methods

Assessement on College Adjustment

Assessment of Workplace Skills

Assessment of Personality

Individual and Group Test Administration and Interpretation

Profiling of Students


V. Special Group Program/Activity

This program extends necessary support and guidance services designed to address the unique needs and concerns of students who belong to special populations or groups (ex. scholars, international students, transferees, sons and daughters of OFW’s, students on probation, etc.)

C.O.P.E.
(Charting Oneself towards Personal Empowerment)

The objective of the program is to:


  • Be aware and familiar to the adjustments one will be confronted with.
  • Identify ways on how one can adapt to the new environment.
  • Recognize the importance of college life to future career and job.
  • Ponder on and write down the purposes and means on how to help oneself adjust to college life.

R.I.S.E.
(Recognizing Individual Self-Efficacy) formerly C.A.R.E.

The objective of the program is to:

  • Help students develop self-efficacy and resiliency through different learning sessions.
  • Encourage self-realizations that will develop grit and establish their coping skills.
  • Understand own ability to succeed in any issues and concerns.

L.E.A.D.
(Leadership Education and Attitude Development)

The objective of the program is to:

  • Highlight the FEU core values (Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness) through a seminar-forum and apply them in their student/college-leadership life situations.
  • Hone their technical and soft skills to become a better student leaders and professional in the future.
  • Observe their development as student leaders.
  • Strengthen and support the student leaders’ development as a student, leader and individual.

H.O.M.E
(Help for Offspring of Migrant Employees)

The objective of the program is to:

  • To help the OFW children appreciate the effort of their parents in giving them quality life.
  • To understand and accept one’s life situation through the help of co-participants by sharing and group discussion.
  • To develop positive adjustment to life and realize their role as children of OFW.


Services

Counseling (Individual/Group)

Counseling allows a student to express various concerns affecting his life inside and outside school. It aims to build a helping relationship wherein the counselor works together with the individual student in facilitating adjustment and growth in many aspects of his life.

Consultation

The counselors assist students, parents, and the faculty in developing solutions to an identified concern by providing an adept advice and by tapping their strengths, potentials, and available resources that can help improve the situation.

Psychological Testing

Psychological tests are made available for students to help them become more aware of their strengths and areas for improvement. Students may also gain insights from the test results that can guide their career decisions and actions.

Routine Interview

It is done in a form of “kamustahan” and serves as an early intervention to students with concerns.

Referral and Follow-Up

Students receive continued assistance in improving their performance in school. This service is also extended to students who availed counseling or consultation service to check on their status and progress.

Intake and Exit Interview

It involves career guidance and gathering of information that the Guidance Counselor can use in the future.


Guidance and Counseling Unit

Room F1501 15th Floor, FIT Building


CONTACT DETAILS

Room F1501 15th Floor, FIT Building
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00AM ─ 5:00PM

Trunkline: (02) 8281-8888 Local 122

Email: gcu@feutech.edu.ph

Marietta Bengat, RGC

GCU Coordinator