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.
Specialized Career Centers
Once you have selected a major and been admitted to a degree-granting college or school, you’ll begin working with a career advisor in the specialized career center within your school. Each center focuses on building industry-specific employer relationships so that when you progress to Step 6—Build Marketable Experience—you won’t have any trouble picking up where you left off here.
If you’ve declared a major but aren’t sure which career center you should be working with, email email@example.com and we can point you in the right direction.
You can learn more about each career center below.
- Jacobs School of Music Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development
- Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services
- Kelley School of Business Graduate Career Services
- Maurer School of Law Career Services Office
- Nursing Careers and Internships
- School of Education Career Connections
- School of Informatics and Computing Career Services
- School of Optometry Placement Service
- School of Public and Environmental Affairs Career Development Office
- School of Public Health Career Services
- Walter Center for Career Achievement (The College of Arts and Sciences)
- Health Professionals and Prelaw Center
Alumni Career Advising
Indiana University’s commitment to your career success doesn’t end at graduation. The IU Alumni Association will continue to support your career development even after you’ve earned your degree.
University Division is the academic home and advising resource for most first-year students at IU Bloomington and for students beyond the first year who continue to prepare for admission to a degree-granting program.
As a University Division student, you’ll be assigned an academic advisor to help you make the transition to academic life at IU. Academic advisors are knowledgeable about all undergraduate programs at IU, and they’ll help connect you to the support services you need. Your academic advisor can help you:
- Explore your academic interests and choose a major
- Develop plans to reach your academic goals
- Select courses and prepare for registration
- Connect with campus resources
- Understand university policies and procedures
- Find your academic advisor.
- Make an appointment.
- Prepare for advising.
- Explore planning tools.
- Browse resources.
Each degree-granting college or school at IU has its own academic advising office. After you have chosen a major and been admitted to a degree-granting program, you’ll begin working with an academic advisor in your home college or school.