First, visit your course instructors during office hours. Faculty are interested in meeting with you early and often to discuss your progress. By taking the time to meet with your professors outside of class, you demonstrate your interest in learning, and access information and strategies that will help you make improvements.
The Academic Learning Center
offers many services to help students succeed. Whether you need feedback on writing papers, tutoring in a class, better strategies for studying, or to schedule a national exam, the Academic Learning Center is available to assist you.
Looking for a quiet place to study? Need to check out books for an upcoming research paper or project? Do you have a paper due soon? The Rod Library
can assist you with all of those tasks and much more.
Librarians are available to help you research for papers, speeches, and other projects. You're also able to check out keys to group study rooms, which provide great space for working on group or individual projects.
- Allow yourself time and space to explore interests, and talk with advisors about how those interests might correspond with various majors. Call 273-6857 to schedule a meeting with a career advisor, and check out the Career Services web page for other ways to explore majors and careers.
- The Career and Decision Making Course provides you a systematic way to explore values, interests, abilities, majors, and careers. The course will expand your awareness of personal characteristics and interests that will provide a basis for career exploration and decision making.
- The Office of Academic Advising is a great resource for all students, but particularly for Deciding students. Professionally trained Academic Advisers are at your service to provide you with helpful tips and tools to explore different major possibilities. They are also available to assist you in class registration.
- Peer Advisers in Residence (PAIRS) are a peer equivalent to an Academic Adviser. They are undergraduate students training in academic advising who live in each residence hall and can assist you in career and major exploration.
- Both the College of Education and the College of Business have their own Academic Advising Centers. If you are interested in a degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle-Level Education, be sure to meet with an advisor in the College of Education Academic Advising Office. If you are considering a degree in Business, set up a meeting with an advisor in the College of Business Advising Office.
Are you looking to get a head start on developing your career? Visit Career Services
at UNI. Career Services staff provide resume critiques, mock interviews, tips for interviewing, connections to employers, and assistance in the search for internships. They plan a Career Fair on campus once every semester and coordinate interviews for students with employers through the CareerCat