Make an Appointment

There are 5 ways to schedule an appointment. If you need an accommodation to meet with a career counselor, please contact the University Career Development Center at 479-575-2805 or email

  1. Online: Login to Razorback CareerLink. Click "Calendar" tab.
  2. Phone: Call 479-575-2805
  3. In-Person: Stop by our office (ARKU 607).
  4. Engineering Majors: Complete request here. Kelsey Lavigne, Engineering Career Specialist, located in BELL 3158 will contact you.
  5. Business Majors: Visit the WCOB Career Center in WJWH 226 or call 479-575-6100.

All appointments (except for Business and Engineering majors) will take place in the University Career Development Center in-person, by telephone, by email, or by webcam. The University Career Development Center is located in the Arkansas Union at the Nola Holt Royster Suite (Arkansas Union 607). Engineering majors will meet with Kelsey Lavigne in Bell 3158. Business students who make an appointment with the Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Development Center will meet in WALK 226.

To help teach professionalism to students and to best use the CDC's resources, we have developed an Appointment No-Show Policy. By scheduling an appointment, you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

Due to the confidential nature of our appointments, parents or friends of the student requesting an appointment will not be allowed to attend career counseling sessions. Many times our life decisions can be influenced by external factors like our family and friends. As an adult, it is important to be able to articulate and target what it is YOU want in these appointments.

Types of Appointments

When making your appointment please specify which type of appointment you would like to schedule. If you aren’t sure just say “General Career Counseling”.

Resume Review – Please bring a paper copy of your resume with you. If you are applying for a specific job, internships, or graduate program, please bring the job/internship posting or graduate school information with you as well. Before your appointment, check out Optimal Resume to create a resume.

Cover Letter Review - Please bring a paper copy of your cover letter with you. If you are applying for a specific job, internships, or graduate program please bring the job/internship posting or graduate school information with you as well. Before your appointment, please review our online information about cover letters.

Mock Interview - Follow these instructions at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled mock interview.

Medical Mock Interview - Applying for professional school such as Medical, Dental, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinarian, or other? Practice before your real interview here! Your interview will be evaluated using this mock interview rating form.

Job Search - Discuss strategies for finding a job, internships, or co-op such as networking, Razorback Careerlink, Career Fairs etc. Before your appointment, check out Videos on Job Search and log into Razorback CareerLink.

Career Assessment Results - Discuss the results of your Focus 2 Assessment or receive the results for assessments such as Strong Interest Inventory or MBTI.

Graduate School Counseling - Get help searching for and applying for graduate programs. Before your appointment, check out the Video titled “Applying to Graduate and Professional Schools Presentation”.

CTR Coaching - Meet with your CTR coach in person, by email, by telephone or by webcam to discuss your goals and/or update your progress in the CTR program. Before your appointment, review the CTR requirements and watch videos available on the same page.

Job Offer Negotiation - Discuss strategies with one of our experienced Career Counselors. Before your appointment, view the Video titled “Job Offer Negotiation.”

Choose a Major - Not sure what to major in? Start here with one of our Career Counselors. We can discuss options, introduce you to tools that can help, and walk you through decision making strategies. Before your appointment, review the list of available UA majors in the Catalog of Studies. Please Note: This appointment is for students who would like help DECIDING on a major, NOT to declare or change your major. See your Academic Advisor to change or declare your major.

Counseling for Graduate Students - Earning your master’s or PhD? Trying to figure out what’s next? Come see one of our counselors to discuss your career plans, whether you’re trying to decide whether or not to get a PhD, looking for a position in industry or government, or if you’re trying to find a position in academia, we can help. We’re here to review resumes, CVs and other application materials, help with your job search and help you prepare for an interview.

LinkedIn Profile Review & Photo - Meet with one of our career counselors to go over your LinkedIn profile and get a professional picture made to be sure that it is ready for your job search. Check out this sample and check list.

Professional School Application Photo - Present your best self on your medical or professional school applications by having your professional headshot taken free of charge.

Career Counselors

Our full-time Career Counselors are Certified Global Career Development Facilitators.

Angela Williams, Ed.D., GCDF

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I am happy to meet with all students. When meeting with me you can expect for me to listen intently to you to learn about you and your unique career, personal or academic needs or concerns. I will be prepared to help you clarify or set career goals, choose a career direction, assess your values, skills, interests and strengths, locate career information, learn job search techniques, improve your resume and cover letter, develop interview skills and to help you connect with industry professionals.

KayLee Simmons, M.Ed., GCDF

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I enjoying meeting with all students. During an appointment, you can expect me to be very enthusiastic about developing your career goals. I am genuinely interested in student's learning and give honest, thoughtful resume and interview feedback. Students walk away from their appointments with concrete action steps to continue to develop and learn about themselves and careers.

George Winter, Ed.D., GCDF

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I meet with all students, but specialize in the following areas: science, engineering, technology and math. My goal is to assist students with making well-informed choices concerning their career aspirations and to provide them with the tools necessary to succeed in their job search or graduate/professional school application process.

Kelsey Lavigne, M.S., GCDF

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I meet with all students, but specialize in working with students in the College of Engineering. My goal is to help students develop professionally and to advance students towards meeting their professional goals. I am very passionate about giving truthful and positive feedback and about co-creating concrete steps you can take to meet your goals. Career development is a process, and I enjoy meeting with students as many times as they want to ensure that they have the level of guidance and support they are seeking.

Brittany Straw, M.S., GCDF

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I meet with all students, but specialize in working with students who are interested in pursuing careers in Education, and Behavioral Sciences. My passion is to assist students in developing and completing their professional and career goals. I give very straightforward and honest feedback. Once our appointment is finished we will have a few action items for you to take and if needed will look at what we need to address next. I welcome you to meet with me soon.

Carolyn Chitwood, GCDF

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I'm happy to meet with any and all students and alumni, particularly those in social sciences, business, and humanities, to assist as they discover the major, job, and/or career that best suits their interests and skills. My ultimate goal is to guide students through all stages of the career development process and help them learn the tools necessary for successful navigation of their career throughout their lives.

Part-time Career Counselors

Marshall Carter, M.Ed., GCDF

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I meet with all students, but specialize in assisting students with interests in agriculture, government, political science, environmental careers, and veteran resources. I have 20 years of experience working in the Career Development Center and can assist students with career counseling, career assessments, resume preparation, interview skills, graduate school application, and job search strategies. You can expect to come away from our meeting with a Career Action Plan. I have a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Arkansas and a B.A. in Art from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Shelby Pieper, Graduate Assistant

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I meet with all students, but specialize in working with graduate students and students interested in attending graduate school. My hope is to help you discover where your career goals and passions align in the world of work. Specifically, I can assist students with resumes and cover letters, interview skills, the graduate school application process, career exploration, and job/internship strategies.