Career Services Mission
Career Services engages, supports and empowers students and alumni to discover, create and implement their career and future educational plans. Career Services creates opportunities for students to connect with employers and working alumni in order to learn insider information about the world of work and to increase the likelihood of becoming gainfully employed upon graduation. Career Services stays current on economic and world of work trends and provides this information to students and the UNC community while adapting services accordingly.
Career Services Vision
We in Career Services at the University of Northern Colorado envision a distinct and vibrant future for our office. We see ourselves delivering innovative programming that empowers students to honor their identity, values, and skills while they bring their education to life and persist to graduation. Our authentic engagement with, and support of, all students – particularly those who identify with marginalized, oppressed, and underrepresented populations – is essential to us. We see ourselves being known across campus as a safe and vital hub for all UNC students. We envision being the institution of choice for employer recruiting based upon our students’ renowned excellence and fit for the 21st Century workplace, accentuated by their diversity, work ethic, and motivation to succeed.
Career Services Values
Empowerment: We encourage others to believe in their ability to achieve personal and professional goals.
Integrity: We foster, expect and act with the highest level of ethics, professionalism and respect.
Social Justice: Our commitment to social justice enables an accessible, inclusive, open environment where we advocate for the success of all students.
Character: We encourage ourselves and students to be courageous, self-reflective and authentic in all interactions.
Relationships: We foster relationships with one another, students, employers, alumni and the UNC community for the benefit of serving students and enjoying one another’s company
Career Services Learning Outcomes
Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application
Students who engage with Career Services will be able to acquire and construct knowledge about the world of work and career development while applying the knowledge to their lives.
Students who engage with Career Services will be able to use reflective and critical thinking skills to explore new ideas and perspectives and make informed academic and career decisions.
Students who engage with Career Services will be able to assess and articulate their experiences, interests, skills, values, and growth areas while integrating and honoring their complex and dynamic self-identities with confidence.
Students who engage with Career Services will be able to recognize and utilize their support systems and build mutually beneficial relationships with, and learn from, employers, alumni, and each other.
Humanitarianism and Civic Engagement
Students who engage with Career Services will be able to recognize how to navigate social and institutional systems to make informed career decisions and gain access to the world of work while honoring their own cultural backgrounds and appreciating differences in others.
Students who engage in Career Services will be able to successfully communicate their experiences, knowledge, skills, and values in congruence with their personal identities in order to be prepared to enter the world of work.