About Us


Recognizing we live and work in an evolving global community, our mission is to empower students to:

  • explore and understand their unique selves 
  • engage in meaningful experiences with reflection
  • design and accomplish their ongoing career goals


To connect learning to career and life.


Continuous Learning 
We believe in educating our students and ourselves in order to be lifelong 
learners. We learn continuously through participating in and reflecting on 
diverse experiences in and out of the classroom.

Inclusive Access
We meet students where they are at and strive to intentionally create access to 
opportunities, resources, and support for all students’ career development.

We place students at the forefront of everything we do and empower students 
to discover and take action on their ideas.

We engage with internal and external partners to help foster mutual 
collaboration related to career development. Our work is more valuable with 
diverse ideas and perspectives. 

We understand our work is driven by meaningful relationships. We create 
connections between our stakeholders, information, and opportunities.

Our Purpose

For all students to:

  • Explore how their interests, skills, values, strengths, and identities impact their educational and career roadmap.
  • Engage in meaningful experiences to shape students' roadmap.
  • Design their roadmap and ways to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to employers and/or graduate or professional schools.

Land Acknowledgement

Our office and the UMD campus reside on the traditional, ancestral, & contemporary lands of Ojibwe, Dakota, Northern Cheyenne, & other Native people. 

UMD Land Acknowledgement