C1-Discover Career Services

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The purpose of this Action Guide is to learn more about the resources available to you through Career Services on campus


Many students hear the words "career center" and think only of finding a job after graduation. However, Career Services at the U of M offers so much more to students! There are seven undergraduate career centers (see below) that offer a wide range of services to students from each college. Each center is staffed by professional career counselors or coaches that can help you with:

  • Career exploration and decision-making

  • Self-awareness through career assessments

  • Resources for internship and job searching

  • Developing resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills

  • Guiding through the graduate school application process

  • Informational interviewing to explore careers

If you are feeling pretty certain about your major, or are down to exploring a few majors in your college, meeting with a career counselor or coach from your college's career center can be a great next step to get you planning how this major will help prepare you for a variety of career paths. If you are still exploring a range of majors and careers, there are great resources on each career center's website for you to explore.

Career classes are also offered to guide you through the career development process more broadly. These courses may also help with general job searching skills such as resume writing, interviewing, and networking.

Career Center for Science and Engineering (CSE)
105 Lind Hall
CLA Career Services (CLA)
411 Bruininks Hall 
Career and Internship Services (CCE, CDes, CFANS)
198 McNeal Hall (St. Paul)
411 Bruininks Hall (Minneapolis)
Pre-Health Student Resource Center
Serves all U of M students interested in health careers
2-565 Moos Tower
CBS Student Services (CBS)
3-104 MCB
Undergraduate Business Career Center (CSOM)
2-180 Hanson Hall
CEHD Career Services (CEHD)
411 Bruininks Hall 


Click on the link for the career center that fits the majors you are most interested in at this time.

  1. Explore the services and resources available to students. Look for major and career exploration resources, including “What can I do with a major in….” sections that give examples of careers graduates have pursued and the kinds of skills they build while studying in their major.
  2. Look for any upcoming events such as Career Fairs, networking events, or workshops.

If you are exploring majors within your college, stop by your college's career center to check out their space. Most career centers have a resource center with books and handouts related to career exploration. You can also see if your career center has drop-in hours where you can ask some quick questions to get started on more in-depth career exploration.

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