UA Career Center makes big changes

By Kara Hemphill, Copy Editor

The Career Center has recently restructured to better serve the students at The University of Akron in the coming semesters.

Most apparent of these changes is the center’s new location in Student Union Room 211. The new location is meant to make the services more accessible for students. The Career Center was previously located on the other side of campus on the third floor of Simmons Hall.

In addition to the move, the Career Center has added additional services dedicated to individual colleges within the university. This brings additional staff with expertise in specific fields to advise students as they move forward with their careers.

“This approach allows the center to better engage with students, faculty and alumni on a personal level,” said Christina Ross, the director of the Career Advantage Network.

Students will be able to meet with these staff members either in their college or in the new office in the Student Union, located near Union Market.

In addition to the focus on individual colleges, the center has increased walk-in hours, which will be staffed by trained student employees. Walk-in hours will now be available in the evening as well.

To get the most out of the Career Center, Ross suggests that students start exploring their options early. The Career Center provides services including career advising, resume critique and mock interviews to current students as well as alumni.

In addition, the Career Center posts open positions for student employment opportunities every day.

The services are intended to help students be prepared for the professional world and get a position in their field of interest.

“The staff truly cares about student success and is willing to do what is needed to provide exploratory experiences and assessments to help students find their area of interest earlier in their time on campus,” Ross said.

More information on the Career Center can be found at To make an advising appointment, call 330-972-7747.