Our Mission

We Support Your Goals

Who We Are

The University Advising & Career Development Center (UACDC) is a team of professionals who advise, counsel and coach individuals with their learning and career development. Recognizing every individual’s unique potential, we empower students to gain the knowledge, understanding and experience necessary to make informed decisions now and in the future. As public servants, we create opportunities for students to engage their unique humanness in service to their professions, to their[1]  communities, and to our diverse, changing world by connecting our students with local and global leaders and employer partners.


These are some of the services we offer.

Career coaches and corporate relations managers assist current students and alumni in:

  • Identifying their strengths, preferences and values as they relate to work and employment through assessments and one-on-one sessions
  • Exploring careers and majors associated with their unique profiles
  • Connecting with potential internship sources and employers through career fairs and use of EMU’s career management portal, Handshake
  • Reviewing and revising resumes, and cover letters and in preparing for professional interviews

Academic advisors assist students in:

  • Developing and refining their academic goals and career objectives
  • Understanding program progression and relevant EMU academic requirements, policies and procedures

Student employment services team assists students, EMU faculty and staff in:

  • Securing federal employment forms such as I-9’s
  • Coordinating payroll functions for student employees
  • Job location and development for work-study and regular students

Corporate relations managers additionally assist employers in:

  • Identifying EMU programs that produce students and graduates with the skills employers seek for potential interns and employees
  • Connecting with faculty and staff
  • Connecting with Handshake for posting jobs/internships, scheduling on-campus recruitment opportunities, and registering for career fairs


We offer the following programs to assist you in your success.

  • Career Fairs
  • Fast Track
  • Group Advising for Exploratory Students
  • Eagle Expo
  • First-Year Experience Events
  • Second-Year Experience Events
  • Registration Blitz


We offer the following resources to assist you in your success.

Career Development resources include:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Holland Interest Inventory
  • CliftonStrengths tools
  • Knowdell Career Values card sort
  • Knowdell Motivated Skills card sort
  • Handshake and LinkedIn professional networking websites
  • “What Can I Do With A Major In…” flyers

Academic Advising resources include:

  • U.achieve online degree audit
  • Starfish communication system
  • Banner student records system
  • Transfer credit application system


Who we serve:

Career Development stakeholders include:

  • Current students and EMU Alumni
  • Employers
  • Prospective students

Academic Advising stakeholders include:

  • Exploratory Students
  • Re-enrolling Students
  • Academically Dismissed Students
  • Students on Academic Probation
  • Individualized Studies Program (ISP) Students
  • Second Bachelor’s Students
  • Dual-Enrolled Students
  • International Students
  • Military/Veteran Students
  • EMU faculty and staff invested in our students’ success


The value we bring:

Career Development:

  • Increase the number of students who complete internships/field experiences
  • Increase the number and range of employers who recruit and hire EMU students
  • Help with major/minor choices which helps with retention

Academic Advising:

  • Increase the University’s undergraduate enrollment
  • Increase the number of credit hours earned
  • Increase the University’s first-year retention rate
  • Increase the University’s graduation rate