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Career Services

We are here to guide and support you through your major and/or career exploration on your path to academic success at Montclair State University. University College’s Career Services provides a comprehensive, personalized approach to career exploration through one-on-one career advising, including tips for finding an on-campus job, academic and career exploration events like Major and Career Exploration Talks (professional panels) and Skills for Success Workshops, and much more.

Meet UC’S Career Expert, Adam Mayer!
Adam Mayer, Director of UC’s Career and Academic Programming, is here to guide and support you every step of the way in your career exploration. From personalized career advising to helping you explore potential career options, Adam’s your expert on all things career exploration during your time in University College.

Services for Pre-Major Students

Whether you are exploring your academic options, working towards meeting the admissions requirements of the College or School of your choice, or are in the process of changing your major, University College will provide you with the support, guidance and opportunities needed to forge a successful academic path at the University. Career Services can provide you with:

  • A comprehensive, personalized approach to major and career exploration through one-on-one career advising
  • Exploratory academic and career programs and events to enhance your understanding of the available majors and resources at Montclair, through signature events like Academic Exploration Week and Major Madness
  • Skill development, like decision-making or time management, through engaging Skills for Success (SFS) Workshops
  • Opportunities to hear from and network with industry professionals and recent alumni during Major and Career Exploration Talks (panels)

Please note: Once you declare your major, you will work with a new Career Services office within your respective College or School for all your career exploration needs. Learn More.

Services for Degree Completion Students

Whether you are currently employed or are looking to advance your career trajectory, looking to elevate yourself in the workplace, pursuing an encore career or are looking to finish what you started as a personal academic goal, University College will help you unlock your full potential, providing you with the support and guidance you need. Services for online degree completion students include:

  • A personalized approach to career exploration and potential advancement through one-on-one career advising
  • Top to bottom LinkedIn profile guidance and effective use strategies
  • Job search and career development best practices, including salary/raise negotiation techniques, mock interviewing opportunities and job search correspondence feedback

Online Resources

  • Handshake: Your one-stop-shop for all career services online. Search and apply for co-op, internship and job opportunities, explore career workshops and events, schedule career advising appointments, resume review and interview prep, and more.
  • Focus-2 Self-Assessment: A self-paced, online career and academic planning tool designed to help you make decisions about your career goals and educational plan. In assessing your values, skills and interests, you’ll learn more about different majors and career fields compatible with your assessment results.
  • O*NET: Learn about different career fields and pathways you may consider pursuing. Research more about what you like and what you don’t, what skills are needed for success in different fields, learn about further advancement requirements like certification or additional schooling, and more.
  • Career Services: Learn more about all of Montclair State University’s career services, resources, programs and events, and more.
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