Student Services

Career Development Center

Welcome UM Students

We look forward to working with you! We offer our services and resources to all UM students, in all majors, all class levels, and all career paths. We provide career counseling and comprehensive assistance with career planning, career exploration, professional development, and job market strategies. To begin the process, contact us to schedule an appointment. Simply send us an e-mail message, contact us by phone, or drop by our office in person.

Schedule an Appointment:
Telephone: 205-665-6262
Location: Farmer Hall | Second Floor

Also, a valuable assortment of informational materials is available right here on our website, including a variety of instructional handouts, preparation checklists, templates, samples, databases, articles, links, and videos.

Belonging vs Fitting In
Greetings From Our Staff
Resident Assistants Bulletin Board Designs

Helpful Information

On-Line Community…
Facebook | Social Media
Instagram | Social Media
LinkedIn | Social Media
FalconLink | UM Social Media
YouTube | Videos

Employer/Student Database…
Handshake | Students
Handshake | Employers

Special Offerings…

Opportunities | Job Postings
Upcoming Career Events
Career Closet | Professional Clothing Project

Career Exploration Tools…

Occupational Outlook Handbook
My Plan | Majors and Careers
Career Ship | Mapping Your Future
O-Net | Occupation Database

Tools and Resources…

Professional Resources
Career Planning Tools
Career Exploration
College Experience
Job Market Tools
Resume Writing Resources

Forms and Templates…
Resume Template
Interview Prep Sheet
Campaign Outline
Activity Planner
Change of Major

Chart Your Course

Career Development Center | We offer a variety of resources to help you reach your professional goals. Our services are available by appointment only to all current students and alumni. You can contact us by phone or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

Academics | We can help you decide on an academic major that fits your strengths and aligns with your career goal. We provide resources to help you explore, research and investigate your career options.

Career Tests | We offer career assessment tools to help you learn more about your personality and how it relates to your career choice. Our career tests will measure your strengths, abilities, interests, and other personal traits.  We administer the Self-Directed Search (by John Holland) and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Experience | We offer guidance regarding your efforts in extending your education beyond the classroom. We can help you identify campus projects, student organizations, clubs, and extracurricular activities that will enhance your experience and support your career pursuits.

Opportunities | We provide a listing part-time off-campus positions, internship opportunities, volunteer options, and full-time career openings.

Job Market | We will assist you with your job market tools, including a professional resume and cover letter. We offer assistance with interview preparation, networking techniques, and job search strategies.

Informational Resources

Career Planning and Exploration…
Career Action Plan
Career Exploration
Career Philosophy
Career Planning
College to Career Transition

Self Assessment…
Personality and Career

Personality Map
Interests Skills Values
Self Reflection

Job Market Strategies…
Job Search Skills
Networking Techniques
Campaign Outline

Interview Preparation…
Interview Prep Sheet

Interview Skills
Interview Attire
Behavioral Interviews
Virtual Interview

Resume Writing Resources…
Resume Samples
Resume Writing
Resume Words
Curriculum Vita

Letter Writing Resources…
Cover Letters
Thank You Letter
Professional Letters
Reference Letters

Professional Development…
Professional Profile
Sales Pitch

Skills Employers Value
Gender Neutral Attire

Work Ethic
Etiquette Tips

Graduate School Issues…
Graduate School Application
Graduate School Tests
Medical School Interview Questions

To Schedule an Appointment:
Telephone: 205-665-6262
Location: Farmer Hall | Second Floor