Student Success and Career Center

Your success is our job.

We are here for tutoring, coaching, internship or job search, career preparation and more.

Need a tutor? Peer tutoring is available for every student for free for any class taken at Union College. Request tutoring here or contact the Career Center.

Need a coach? Accountability partners are ready to help students set and reach goals, choose a major and career path, and more. All students will receive coaching their first year, starting fall 2020. Any student is able to request coaching through the Career Center.

Contact us!

Visit: Our office is located in the atrium in the lower level of the Don Love building.
Call: 402.486.2504
Email: careerassistant@ucollege.edu
Instagram: @ucollegestudentsuccess

Choose your major and career path.

Choosing Your Major
Are you 100% certain you have chosen the right major for you? Or are you still figuring out how to declare your major? Visit the site What can I do with this major? to discover how careers match up to college majors.

Finding Your Career Path
Much like the Strong Interest Inventory, the Focus 2 Career assessment can help you understand your skills and passions and select a course of study. The sooner you declare a major and envision a career path, the more likely you are to save time and money in college.

Each of the 5 assessments is an in-depth inventory covering skills, interests, abilities, strengths, and personality. Take your time and really think about the answers to the questions. Taking a little time now can save a lot of time, money and stress in the years ahead. The Career Center offers assistance in using the results to choose a major.

Get started at ucollege.edu/focus2 to create your free account.
Enter the access code for Union College: warriors

Get an internship or job.

On-campus student employment opportunities are posted at ucollege.edu/student-jobs. Working part-time while attending college improves your “soft skills” that all employers are looking for and better prepares you for life after college.

Off-campus employment and internship opportunities are posted through the online job board JobZone shared by eight other private colleges and universities in Nebraska. Students can create a free account at ucollege.edu/jobzone to upload a resume and learn about jobs and internships. Employers can also create a free account to post jobs and internships for Union College students.

Start your career here.

Resume and cover letter templates and assistance, interview practice, and other career preparation are available in the Career Center. Altogether, this is your first impression for a prospective employer, so make it a great one. Call 402.486.2540 or email careerassistant@ucollege.edu to start this process!

The Career and Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Career Center each fall. Employers and graduate schools offer students information on internships, part-time and full-time employment, and university graduate programs. Students can take this opportunity to practice talking with employers, learn about opportunities for internships, jobs, and graduate programs, and make connections for next steps after college. Learn more at ucollege.edu/career-fair.

The Nursing Career and Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Division of Nursing each spring. Employers and graduate schools offer nursing students information on part-time and full-time employment, and graduate programs in healthcare. Learn more at ucollege.edu/career-fair.

Take a test.

While we are not a full service testing center, we offer a few testing options that can assist in your college admissions, course placement, or completion of supplemental courses off-campus.

The National ACT is administered by ACT at Union College on pre-scheduled Sunday dates. Union College test center number is 024801, and a clergyman’s letter is available upon request. Scores are mailed to the student, they are good at any school and are used for acceptance, course placement, and scholarships. Learn more and register at act.org.

The Residual ACT is for students who have applied to and will be attending Union College. Scores are good only at Union College and are used to test out of a prerequisite class or to increase freshman scholarships. Test dates are offered before the first day of fall and spring semesters. Alternate dates may be scheduled through the Career Center. Testing accommodations for students with professionally diagnosed disabilities can also be made through our Teaching Learning Center when noted on the registration for the test. Learn more and register at ucollege.edu/act.

The ALEKS Math Placement is for students registered for a Union College math course. Scores are good only at Union College and are used to place into a higher level math or science than ACT/SAT scores allow. Learn more and register at ucollege.edu/aleks-placement.

Proctoring services are available for current students for tests from online distance education or correspondence. The fee for this service is $15 per test. Contact the Career Center for more information and to schedule.

Help studying for various standardized exams is available at studyguidezone.com and kaptest.com.

Continue your education.

Is Graduate School for You?

Here are some questions to consider as you decide if graduate school is for you or when to attend:

  • What are your career goals? Is a master’s required, recommended, or optional?
  • What are your top relational, financial, or other considerations for making this decision?
  • Do you need a break from academics before starting another degree program? If so, what career could you pursue?
  • Loans can be deferred for grad school, but they continue to accumulate. Will your payments be manageable with your potential salary? Are assistantships or scholarships available for your desired program to help you pay for it?

Graduate Admissions Exams

If you decide to continue your college education in a graduate program, an admissions exam might be your next step. Following are the sites to find more information for whatever exam is relevant to your desired degree.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is administered at Union College on pre-scheduled non-Saturday dates. Learn more and register at lsac.org/lsat.

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test and Subject Tests are used for entrance to certain graduate schools and programs. Learn more and register at ets.org/gre.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is used for admission to a graduate management program, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Learn more and register at mba.com.

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is used for admission to medical school. Learn more and register at the AAMC website.

The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is used for admission to dental school. Learn more and register at the ADA website.

How can we help you succeed?

Let us know! Stop by the Career Center or email careerassistant@ucollege.edu.