Career Services


Mailing Address:
PO Box 756380
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

Shipping Address:
403 Salcha St
110 Eielson Bldg
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6380

907-474-7596 phone
907-474-7445 fax
uaf-career@alaska.edu

Individual Career Counseling

Career counselors are available to meet with students, alumni, staff, and faculty Monday through Friday to discuss major and career choices, internships, resumes and more. You have two options for accessing counseling:

  • Schedule an appointment ahead of time by calling Career Services at 474-7596 or stop by the first floor of the Eielson Building to find a time that fits your schedule. Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Due to the current economic climate, Career Services has experienced budget and staffing cuts.  Appointments are now 30 minutes in length and the office is closed Monday & Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon), until further notice.










A career counselor can assist in the following areas:

  • Selecting a major or graduate program
  • On-line assessments
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interviewing skills and preparation
  • Successful internship and job search strategies
  • Graduate school process and application
  • Employer research
  • Career direction and career transition
  • Alumni mentoring
  • Informational interviews
  • Individual Studies Major 

A Note About Liberal Arts Degrees

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

"I strongly believe in the value of a liberal arts college education.  The liberal arts include Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, and related fields.  Liberal arts classes tend to focus on ideas and how to handle them, and the courses are organized around reading books, having discussions, and composing papers.  The liberal arts curriculum aims to help student achieve two things:

  1. To teach them how to think critically, or how to build intellectual muscles that allow them to analyze and organize ideas, and
  2. To broaden their understanding of the world by having them grapple with underlying principles and issues that are behind the challenges facing society and themselves.

There is a myth that liberal arts degrees do not lead to any jobs, but this is quite untrue. Liberal arts degrees are great preparation for careers in business, teaching, journalism, law, the arts, and many other careers.  I would say that liberal arts training is an important preparation for anyone who wants to be a leader in society ... Looking to the future, I believe that liberal arts training will be even more valuable as American jobs will be increasingly information age jobs where people will be required to effectively manage ideas and information.  Liberal arts grads will have the ability to adapt and re-train themselves to take advantage of opportunities that arise in our increasingly dynamic global economy." 

~Timothy Landhuis, a political-science grad interview on the Website of his alma mater, Cal State Easy Bay



Get a Job and Start a Career ... With Your Liberal Arts Degree

1. Sharpen Your Focus

2. Know Your Liberal Arts Skills

3. Give Your Skills a Little Boost

Sources: Quintessential Careers: Ten Ways to Market Your Liberal Arts Degree by Katharine Hansen, www.quintcareers.com/marketing_liberal-arts_degrees.html; and Liberal Arts Skills That Are Most Useful in Careers, by Donald Asher, www.quintcareers.com/Liberal_Arts_Skills_html