SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

Millersville University offers a number of programs and services designed to identify students’ academic and personal needs, to develop their skills and abilities to meet their needs, and to support their academic efforts.

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT

The student-adviser relationship is the keystone of the advisement process. Students who have declared a major are assigned an adviser from that department. Undeclared students are assigned specially trained advisers from the faculty and staff. Students admitted under special programs such as PACE are assigned advisers from those programs.

Academic advisement begins during orientation and continues through a final review before graduation. Advisers are available to:

  • Discuss academic and career interests, requirements.
  • Refer students to other University services.
  • Share academic and professional insights.
Students have the right to expect meaningful academic advisement. They share responsibility with their adviser to plan and be available for advisement sessions. Contact the director of academic advisement, Lyle Hall, for more information.

CAREER SERVICES

Career Services, located in Lyle Hall, offers programs and services to help students/alumni clarify and attain educational and career goals. Choice of academic major, exploration and selection of an appropriate occupation, awareness of employment trends, and skill development for finding and landing prime jobs need to be an integral part of a college education. Career Services assists students/alumni with these important activities.

Career counseling, computer-assisted career guidance, current information on hundreds of occupations, and videos describing MU majors are available to students starting with their freshman year.

A two week interactive seminar, helps students:

  • identify their interest, values, and personality traits as they relate to careers,
  • analyze employment trends and their influence on career choice,
  • learn how to research and evaluate career information,
  • discover how to make a realistic and satisfying choice of majors.
All undecided majors or students who are not certain about their present major are encouraged to participate in this program.

Instructional workshops and videos on resume writing, interviewing, and job search strategies are available to students and alumni.

Students who are participating in cooperative education experiences and seniors/alumni who wish to maximize their post graduation employment and/or graduate school opportunities will want to use Career Services for assistance. On-campus interviews with employers, job vacancy announcements, graduate school information, resume referrals, job fairs, and library resources to research potential employers are available. During fall and spring semesters, Career Services office hours are 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Fridays. A counselor is available to answer general questions and critique resumes daily from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
 

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