The Career and Disability Services Office provides three main services including career development, personal counseling referrals, and disability support. Policies for the general office as well as each particular service area are listed below:
- All services are provided free of cost as part of the student’s tuition and fees.
- Individuals who miss scheduled appointments may be required to reschedule for an alternative date and/or time.
- Individuals who arrive for a scheduled appointment more than fifteen minutes late may be required to reschedule for an alternative date and/or time.
- In accordance with HIPAA regulations, re-release of protected health information will not be permitted and all documents received from outside agencies will be stamped with "No Re-Release" Additionally, all UACCB documents will be stamped with "copy" prior to release to any outside agency.
- Requests for records from outside agencies must be submitted in writing and bear the signature of the student in question.
- All requests for records will be subject to a two week waiting period.
- No individuals will have access to student records without express written consent from the student included in said student’s file prior to disclosure.
- Individuals with complaints or grievances are requested to first discuss the matter with the Career & Disability Services Coordinator. If the matter is not resolved, individuals are encouraged to see the Director of Student Development.
- Eligible candidates for career development services include prospective and current UACCB students as well as graduates.
- Only Equal Opportunity Employers will be permitted to post job announcements and actively recruit UACCB students.
- Employers requiring an initial financial investment prior to hire will not be permitted to post job announcements, participate in recruitment events, or schedule on-campus recruitment activities.
- Employers must schedule on-campus recruitment activities at least two weeks in advance to ensure necessary space and appropriate advertisement.
- Assistance with job shadow opportunities may be provided through this office; however, scheduling is the responsibility of the student.
PERSONAL COUNSELING AND REFERRALS
The Career and Disability Services Office provides three main services to UACCB students. These include Personal Counseling Referrals, Career Counseling, and Disability Support Services. Details pertaining to each of these three areas are listed below:
Personal Counseling Referrals are available to UACCB students. Individual and confidential appointments with a counselor are available to facilitate finding the right resource. Some available resources we can connect you to are Health Resources of Arkansas, Life Strategies, and WRMC Behavioral Health Services. We are committed to connecting students to the right resource.
Career Advising is offered focusing on such things as choosing a major, labor market information, job search, resume or cover letter writing, and interview preparation. The UACCB career planning program offers students the opportunity to research and explore career opportunities. The Career and Disability Services Coordinator assists students to better understand their interests, skills and values through a variety of career assessments which serves as the foundation of the career advising process. The program includes additional services such as career development workshops, an internet-based job search system (Career Corner), an etiquette dinner, and an annual career fair.
Disability Support Services are provided to students who qualify for such assistance under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Academic accommodations may be arranged for students who qualify. Students must provide appropriate documentation of a disability to the Career & Disability Services Office and meet with the Career & Disability Services Coordinator before accommodations can be arranged. If accommodations are necessary, a Letter of Accommodation will be prepared by the Career & Disability Services Coordinator for students to notify instructors. Students will also be required to contact the Career & Disability Services Office each semester they wish to receive accommodations and provide a new Letter of Accommodation to instructors. We encourage students to contact the Career & Disability Services Coordinator as soon as possible each semester during office hours to discuss such matters in confidence.
Please contact Becky Warren, the Career and DIsability Services Coordinator at 870-612-2048 or email@example.com for assistance or further information regarding any of the above listed topics.