To schedule a career counseling appointment with Katie Ottoson (Career Counselor), please follow the steps below.

  1. Visit Katie's virtual scheduling system.
  2. Click on "Schedule Appointment" then select "Career Counseling"
  3. An Informed Consent agreement will appear and you will need to select "Agree" in order to move forward.
  4. Log-in using the Canvas option and use your MyCoast username/password, then click “Authorize” on the Cranium Cafe window that appears.
  5. The next screen will allow you to find a day and time that works best with your schedule, a reason for your meeting, and a meeting place (Note: Although phone and video are both offered, video is highly preferred so that Katie can share her screen with you to show you career resources).
  6. Book your appointment by selecting the day/time and completing the intake form with your information.
  7. You will receive a confirmation email that contains your appointment details – save this to refer to when it’s time for your appointment.
  8. For video appointments, it is recommended that you use a computer (not a phone) to log-in and you must use either Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Please try to log-in a few minutes early to avoid any technical issues.

Make an Appointment

You can email Katie at if you experience any difficulties.

To talk with a Career Education Counselor about technical training and work-based learning programs, visit Career Advantage to schedule an appointment.

To talk with a General Counselor about your education plan, explore appointment options.

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