Student & Alumni
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 follow the accommodation request process 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.
Office of Career and Disability Services
Main Classroom Building, Room 232
Job Accommodation Network
U.S. Government Website on Disability Programs and Services
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Career Planning & Development
Choosing a Major
Choosing a major is not always an easy task. There are so many career fields to choose from and many of us have multiple interests and skills to support a variety of choices. Rather than guess at what might work well, a career assessment provides a good indication of the career fields that a student is best suited to based on responses to assessment questions. The Career and Disability Services Office provides a variety of career assessments for students.
These include the:
- Kuder Journey through Arkansas Works
- Self-Directed Search
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Another useful website when exploring majors is:
Whether it’s planning a career, making a career change, or keeping a career on track, Kuder® Journey™ adapts to support postsecondary students and adults as they navigate transitions. A flexible and scalable online career planning system, Journey responds to individual needs and addresses educational and career goals while providing accountability and real-time results.
The system’s scientifically validated career assessments measure interests, skills, and work values. It takes 20 minutes or less to complete all three, and results can be mapped to either the 6 Holland Clusters or the 16 National Clusters – it’s your choice.
The Self-Directed Search, developed by John Holland, Ph.D., is a paper/pencil career assessment that takes approximately forty minutes to complete. Students will complete the assessment booklet and obtain a three-letter occupational code, or Summary Code. This code is then used to locate suitable occupations in the occupational classification booklet. The assessment was developed based on the theory that most people can be categorized as one of six personality types. These include Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment has helped millions of people worldwide gain insights about themselves and how they interact with others—and improve how they communicate, learn, and work. It provides a powerful framework for building better relationships, driving positive change, harnessing innovation, and achieving excellence. The MBTI assessment makes Carl Jung's theory of psychological type both understandable and highly practical by helping individuals identify their preferences in four areas.
Researching Labor Market Information
The Career and Disability Services office is available to assist students with the acquisition of labor market information for the area in which they plan to seek employment. This would include such information as salary, job outlook, job availability, lists of employers, and much more.
- O*Net Online-“The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.”
- Occupational Outlook Handbook-“The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.”
- Discover Arkansas-The Department of Workforce Services and Arkansas Workforce Centers offer this site as a source for Arkansas Labor Market information.
Conducting a Job Search
The Career and Disability Services office sends emails of all open positions advertised on the UACCB campus for students and graduates including part-time, full-time, and work study positions. There are a variety of ways to job search including, but not limited to, newspapers, job fairs, networking, and the internet. Below you will find some information on conducting a job search, however, for more information and assistance please come by Main Classroom Building 233B.
- Rights & Responsibilites of a Job Seeker
- Arkansas Job Link
- Arkansas State Jobs
- Federal Jobs
- Monster College
- Career Builder
Compiling Application Materials
The Career and Disability Services Coordinator can assist in preparing application materials including assisting with resume writing, compiling a cover letter, and completing an application for a position. Whether this is the first resume a student has ever written or simply an update to reflect current education and experience the Career and Disability Services office can assist you.
Preparing for Interviews
The Career and Disability Services office is available, by appointment, to provide practice interviews with debriefing and interview tips. Whether interviewing for a job, scholarship, or organization the Career and Disability Services Coordinator can give you tips on preparing and completing the interview process.
Annual Career Fairs
The Career and Disability Services office at UACCB hosts an annual Career Fair open to all students, graduates and community members in the spring semester. This is a great opportunity to begin networking with area employers to find out what they look for in an ideal employee. Many of the participating employers have immediate openings that they will be hiring for as well. Don't miss this opportunity to get your name out there and make a great first impression!
The Career and Disability Services office provides a variety of career development workshops designed to meet the needs of students. These include such topics as:
- How to Conduct an Effective Job Search
- How to Write a Resume That Gets Noticed
- How to Ensure a Successful Interview
These workshops are offered free of charge each semester to all students, graduates and community members. Please contact the Career and Disability Services Coordinator for specific dates and times each semester.
The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at UACCB can meet with students to make referrals to community resources for counseling, as needed.
Individual appointments are available and can be scheduled by contacting the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at 870-612-2040, or in person at MCB 203.
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The Battered Women's Justice Project
Human Rights Campaign
GLBT National Help Center
Military Veteran Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)
Suicide Hotline in Spanish
1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)
GLBT National Hotline
GLBT National Youth Talkline
The linked document has a variety of resources in Independence County including food pantries, shelter, utilities, medical, education and childcare, family services, counseling services, legal services, alcohol and drug treatment centers, community clubs and organizations, and employment assistance. While this is not an exhaustive list it will give you many resources for the county.