Academic & Career Development Center (ACDC)
The mission of the Academic & Career Development Center is to facilitate academic success and career development through:
- Academic advising for undeclared students
- Career advising for all UNO students and alumni
- Job and internship exploration and preparation
- Academic and career events, workshops, class presentations, and community / employer outreach
- First Year Experience curriculum and programs
We serve as a resource for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers. We empower students and alumni to make decisions regarding potential majors, internships, jobs, and graduate programs. Through collaboration with faculty, staff and employers, we help students and alumni explore possibilities, find their passions and realize their career potential.
The Academic & Career Development Center (ACDC) is an academic success and career development center. ACDC provides career advising and career development services to all students and alumni of UNO, and academic and career advising to students who are undecided and have completed less than 36 credit hours.
Within ACDC, University Division provides a setting in which students who are in the process of deciding on an academic major or college have the opportunity to enroll in an exploratory program of studies. Academic and Career Advisors work with students to explore courses and activities based on General Education coursework, exploratory courses, career development and first year experience programming.
1. University Division students are required to meet with an Academic and Career Advisor in ACDC at least once each semester in order to enroll in classes for the upcoming semester.
2. All University Division students will follow University General Education requirements.
3. All students entering University Division for the first time are strongly encouraged to enroll in and successfully complete one of UNO’s First Year Experience (FYE) courses.
Each FYE course will focus on college success strategies, academic and career exploration, and orientation to college life. FYE courses are designed to enhance first year academic success, provide an opportunity to build connections with other students and faculty, and help students become knowledgeable about University programs, resources, and UNO colleges.
4. University Division students are required to take the English Placement/Proficiency Exam (EPPE) and have math placement before the end of their first semester of enrollment.
5. University Division students are required to transfer to the degree-granting college of their choice by no later than the end of the semester in which 36 credit hours are earned. Exceptions to this must be approved in writing by the Director of the Academic & Career Development Center (ACDC).
Procedures for Transitioning from University Division:
1. University Division students who have made a decision concerning an academic major or college should transition to that college as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.
2. To switch majors, students must complete the following:
1. Set up a meeting with an advisor in the new college/department.
2. Complete the Change of Program form with the new college/department advisor.
3. Turn in the Change of Program form at the Registrar’s Office (Eppley Building, 105)
NOTE: Students do not need to meet with their ACDC advisor to switch majors, only their new college/department advisor.
3. A student may not be admitted to, readmitted to or enrolled as a student in University Division after he/she has earned a total of 36 credit hours of college coursework. Exceptions to this must be approved in writing by the Director of the Academic & Career Development Center (ACDC).
Procedures for Transitioning to University Division:
Students from UNO colleges desiring to transition into University Division must meet the following criteria:
1. Have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 1.75.
2. Have earned fewer than 36 credit hours.
3. Obtain the approval of an Academic and Career Advisor in ACDC.
UNO Career Services
Career services provided by ACDC are available for all students, faculty, staff and alumni. ACDC also facilitates partnerships with employers, creating opportunities to connect with UNO students and alumni.
Career workshops assist students in preparing for their future career endeavors, providing them with the essential skills needed to successfully pursue employment opportunities. ACDC staff provides programming on a variety of topics including:
Resume and cover letter writing
- Interviewing tips
- Job and internship search strategies
- Career Fair preparation
- Graduate school preparation
- Career exploration
The Academic and Career advisors at ACDC also facilitate career development through one-on-one interaction with students, offering a variety of services such as:
- Resume and cover letter reviews
- Mock interviews
- Job/internship search strategies
- Graduate school application assistance
- Skills/interest inventories (in conjunction with UNO Counseling Center)
- Career exploration
ACDC facilitates relationships with employers, providing them opportunities to:
- Hire talented students
- Post jobs on UNO Career Connect
- Conduct on-campus interviews
- Participate in UNO Career Fairs
- Offer networking opportunities
Students can access part-time, full-time and internship opportunity listings through the online job board, UNO Career Connect: https://unomaha-csm.symplicity.com/.
- To view job postings, students must register on UNO Career Connect. Upon completing the registration process, students can post their resume in the system.
All University Career & Internship Fairs
ACDC hosts All-University Career and Internship Fairs during the fall and spring semesters each academic year. These events allow UNO students and alumni of all majors to connect with career, internship and graduate school opportunities from various fields.
As a service to employers and students, ACDC hosts on-campus interviews. Interviews take place regularly during the fall and spring semesters for a variety of full-time, part-time and internship positions. To apply for on-campus interviews students must register on UNO Career Connect.
Employers regularly set up informational tables in the Milo Bail Student Center, allowing students to gather information and network with recruiters. Employer information tables typically take place during the fall and spring semesters. A calendar of career events can be found on the ACDC website.
Academic & Career Development Center Contact Information:
Location: Eppley 115
Phone: (402) 554-3672