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 who have completed less than 36 credit hours
- 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
- College & Career Success 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.
Academic Advising for Undecided Majors
Within ACDC, academic advising 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. ACDC 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 ACDC students will follow University General Education requirements.
3. All students entering ACDC for the first time are strongly encouraged to enroll in and successfully complete the US 1010: College & Career Success (CCS) course.
US 1010: College and Career Success is a two-credit hour hybrid on-line course intended to enhance first year students’ potential for success in college and provide the opportunity for academic and career exploration. The course focuses on three primary themes: student sense of self, student as learner, and developing linkages with the university community. This course prepares students to responsibly meet the individual and interpersonal challenges of college life.
4. ACDC 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. ACDC 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 ACDC:
a. ACDC students who have made a decision concerning an academic major or college should transition to that college as soon as possible.
b. To switch majors, students must complete the following:
- Set up a meeting with an advisor in the new college/department.
- Complete the Change of Program form with the new college/department advisor.
- 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.
c. A student may not be admitted to, readmitted to or enrolled as a student in ACDC 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).
d. Procedures for Transitioning to University Division:
Students from UNO colleges desiring to transition into ACDC must meet the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 1.75.
- Have earned fewer than 36 credit hours.
- Obtain the approval of an Academic and Career Advisor in ACDC.
ACDC guides all UNO students in making career plans, obtaining career-related experience, and in navigating next steps upon graduation. This guidance is provided through individual advising, presentations, and special events that bring employers and students together.
ACDC Academic & Career Advisors facilitate career development through one-on-one interaction, offering a variety of services to UNO students, faculty, staff, and alumni including:
- Career/major exploration
- Resume and cover letter reviews
- Mock interviews
- Job and internship search strategies
- Career assessments
ACDC facilitates relationships with employers, providing them opportunities to:
- Hire talented students
- Post jobs and internships 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 and other areas on campus, allowing students to gather information and network with recruiters. Employer information tables typically take place during the fall and spring semesters. A calendar of information tables can be found on UNO Career Connect.
Academic & Career Development Center Contact Information:
Location: Eppley 115
Phone: (402) 554-3672