Understanding UNA's Career Center

At the core of a Career Center is the goal that is shared by all members of the university - the success of students.

  1. Career Counseling
    • Individual and Group Counseling
    • Personality Assessments
  2. Job Search and Internships
    • Career Fairs
    • Recruiting
    • Networking
    • Managing Internships
  3. Education and Workshops
    • Career Courses
    • Informational Workshops
    • Classroom Sessions
  4. Programming and Outreach
    • Marketing and Promoting Services to students, alumni, faculty and employers

Many of the functions are multidimensional resulting in an office that could fit in a variety of departments, including student affairs, academic affairs or advancement.

Most common division 2008:
68.3% - Student Affairs
19.6% - Academic Affairs
12.1% - Other 
  • After the economic crisis in 2008, the value of the college degree was questioned and the demand for the career services as an integral piece of students education increased. This led to a new era of career development -- one of collaboration and connected communities (Day & Cruzyargara, 2014).
Most common division 2016:
51.6% - Student Affairs
23.5% - Academic Affairs
24.9% - Other 
  1. Students
    • Peer Mentoring and Advising
    • Student Advisory Councils
    • Student-Led Events
  2. Faculty and Staff
    • Collaborate for major-specific events and career-related class assignments
  3. Alumni
    • Engage with alumni to encourage mentoring, networking and panel discussions
  4. Employers
    • Connect students to employers for experiential learning and job recruiting
  • 4 Full-Time, Masters-Level Professional Staff
    • 1 National Certified Counselor
    • 4 Certified Career Service Providers
  • Discipline specific career fairs each semester
  • Services available to alumni

  • It has been shown that having clear career goals is positively correlated with academic retention.
  • There is overlap between mental health and career concerns and career counseling can help reduce psychological distress.