UACCM Student Student Development Career Planning

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions/Answers

I need help choosing a major. What should I do?

Don’t panic! the office of Student Development can help you make this choice. Make an appointment with the office of Student Development and you will find the help you need. This will be a process of meeting with the counselor several times, taking some self-assessments, and narrowing your choices. This will likely not be a quick decision that is made in one visit. The length of time needed to make the choice will likely depend on where you are in the decision making process.

Is there a test I can take that will tell me what major or career to choose?

No test can tell you exactly what to study, but self-assessment can help in leading you to a decision. Self-assessment is a process to help you consider your interests, skills, values, and personality and how they fit with careers. It helps you determine career options and choose an appropriate major for your career plans. The office of Student Development can provide you with access to several assessments which can help you decide on your major or career. Stop by or schedule an appointment to learn more.

I like my major but I’m not sure what I can do with it.

You can visit with a counselor who will provide some information and resources. It’s important to realize that a major and a career are two different things. Oftentimes it’s difficult to determine a career simply from a major. You may need some help identifying some occupations which fit well with your major. You may also need help in identifying the path toward your chosen career. The office of Student Development can help.

How do you make an appointment?

Appointments can be made in person, by phone, or by email. Simply let our Administrative Specialist know that you’d like to schedule a counseling appointment to discuss career planning. You’ll be asked some very basic questions (nothing too personal) and assigned an appointment based upon your schedule as well as the counselor’s schedule. Appointments are typically scheduled every hour on the hour from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. However, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All appointments are free of charge to students.

Who may use career planning assistance from the office of Student Development

UACCM students and recent graduates are eligible for career planning assistance. Also, prospective UACCM students may qualify for an initial career counseling consultation.

Does it cost anything to meet with a UACCM counselor?

No. All our career services are free to students. There are no counseling fees for currently enrolled UACCM students.