Career Advising

As an IU University Division (UD) student, you’ll work with two different advisors until you certify or are admitted into your degree-granting school: your UD academic advisor and your UD career advisor.

Your UD academic advisor will help you plan and register for courses, help you choose a major, inform you about entrance requirements for each IU school and refer you to academic resources for support.

Your UD career advisor will help you develop a plan for your future beyond college. We will help you explore your values, interests, personality and skills to discover a career you’ll love. We’ll also help you build experiences to develop a strong resume, so you’ll be on the right track towards career readiness.

Start visiting the Career Development Center (CDC) during your first semester at IU. During your first visit, you’ll chat with your career advisor so they can learn a little more about you. With your career advisor’s help, you will begin to develop a plan to find out what you want out of life after college, and what you’ll need to do to get it.

Our Career Advisors

The expert career advisors at the CDC are committed to helping you find the career path that’s right for you. When you visit the CDC, your career advisor will work with you to:

  • Pinpoint your values, interests, skills, and personality with today’s best self-assessment tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory®
  • Select a major that’s right for you
  • Explore all of your career options
  • Understand how to get the most out of our IU Career Guides
  • Write a powerful resume and cover letter
  • Give a memorable interview
  • Find marketable job experience early in your academic career
  • Get a head start on living the life you’ve always wanted

Ready to come see us?

You have two options as a UD student. You can stop by our office for convenient drop-in career advising or plan ahead and request an appointment with your assigned career advisor.  Please see below for more information on your two options!


  • Drop-In Career Advising

    Drop-In Advising Hours

    As a Univeristy Division student, you can drop in for your initial 20-minute conversation with one of our career peers or graduate assistants.  Come to our office at 625 North Jordan Avenue during any of the following times:

    Fall and Spring Semesters
    Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 4 p.m.

    *Once you’re certified or admitted into your school, you will utlize your specialized career center advising services.

    Advising with Friends

    Advising with Friends is a unique opportunity for you and your friends to get started on career exploration together. Groups of up to three students can come to the CDC together for a joint advising session during regularly scheduled drop-in advising hours. You and your friends can provide support and encouragement to each other as you take steps towards preparing for meaningful and rewarding careers.

  • Career Advising Appointments

    Meeting with a Career Advisor

    Ready to jump right in for a one-on-one career advising appointment? Use this pdf guide to schedule your assigned career advisor through MyJobs (schedule an appointment).  Make sure to schedule at least a week in advance.  These sessions can be 30 minutes or an hour in length and are targeted for university division students.  If you are not a university division student and still want career advinsing services, please refer below to the "Specialized Career Advsing" section.

    If you’re looking for specific advice on a specific topic, we recommend bringing any supporting materials, such as your current resume, cover letter, or the IU Career Guide that most appeals to you.

Other Advising Options On Campus

Are you already admitted to a school, are an alumni, or trying to find information about academic advising? Check out these other advsing options below that may be tailored to your needs.