About - Our Values

Vision - Why We Exist

UAA Career Exploration & Services (CES) believes that every student has the capacity to adapt to an ever changing workforce and find a fulfilling career that aligns with their passion, interests and values.  We do this work by focusing on student needs, recognizing that students come to us at a variety of points in their career development, and offering innovative, intentional programs and services designed to help grow their network, skills, and experiences so they have the ability to identify and participate in opportunities as they arise, overcome challenges, transition to and remain competitive in today‚Äôs job market.


The mission of UAA Career Exploration & Services is to guide students in reaching their career goals, in a manner that supports student success and retention, and provides innovative and intentional educational programs, resources, services and opportunities to:

  • Explore personal values, aspirations, and goals to identify potential career paths
  • Develop professional skills, resiliency and competencies to adapt and compete in fluctuating job markets and high-demand job areas
  • Pursue experiential opportunities, graduate/professional school applications, and employment planning

Career development professionals provide leadership at institutional, college, and departmental levels in a manner that supports:

  • Collaborative relationships building among the university community, national, regional, and local employers, and state and local communities
  • Institutional goals and outcomes
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