is an educational process that fosters students’ knowledge of self, academic success, personal development and the changing nature of careers. It begins by providing students with information resources, verifies their understanding through questioning, encourages them to apply what they are learning and challenges them to employ increasing sophisticated skills of analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating in their quest for lifelong learning. Career Advising is part of the dynamic Student Services offerings that assist students with registration, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, and more. These services reinforces Mat-Su College’s mission to:
“Educate students and prepare them for future learning, employment, and community engagement through a challenging and rigorous curriculum combined with exceptional support.”
Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS)
…a comprehensive career guidance system that provides information and career exploration tools for people throughout Alaska and beyond.
…a regularly updated source of information on careers, career pathways, career clusters, training programs, college majors, apprenticeships, career assessments, financial aid, etc.
User name: matsu
Where to Start:
Set up a Career Exploration appointment with an advisor!
To schedule an appointment call Student Services at 745-9762.
Complete an Assessment
If you are unsure about career direction and would like to take an assessment, numerous options are available. We can administer the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI), New Strong Interest Inventory (with College Profile), and/or review a combined report. There are also links to values, skills, entrepreneurial, and other assessments on AKCIS. There is a $45.00 fee for non-students to cover the costs of the assessments.
Visit the Okeson Library
Did you know that Mat-Su College has over 300 titles related to careers? Book, audio, video, and ebook materials may be checked out on a variety of career-related topics.
Career Services for Job Seekers:
Did you know that you can register for College Central Network through UAA’s Career Services Center? Benefits include the ability to search for jobs posted exclusively to the University of Alaska Anchorage or for nationally posted jobs and internships; to build or upload a resume; and, tools to track and organize your job search activities. Go to: http://www.collegecentral.com/uaa-alaska/Student.cfm to learn how to register and log in to Student Central. Services are also available to alumni, community members, and employers: http://www.collegecentral.com/uaa-alaska/index.cfm.