Adult Career Counseling Center
The ACCC offers no-cost guidance services to members of the community and helps individuals who are considering a career change or are simply reviewing possible career options.
We do not offer job placement. We specialize in providing assistance in the areas of decision-making and devising a career plan. Current Oakland University students looking for career options should visit the Oakland University Career and Life Design Center webpage.
The Adult Career Counseling Center (ACCC) consists of several career advisors who are graduate students and Ph.D. candidates in the Master of Arts in Counseling program. These advisors are supervised by Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Nationally Certified Career Counselors (NCCC).
- personality, interests and skill assessments
- computer-based career resources to support your career decision-making efforts
- administration and interpretation of assessments and inventories, which may be helpful in identifying interests, values and skills
- guidance in exploring various careers through web searches and homework assignments outside of sessions
- job-hunting strategies, interview techniques and assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
- Group Counseling - Groups allow advisers to see multiple clients at one time, making the wait for services much quicker. It allows clients to network, connect and discuss career transitions with others in similar situations, explore career options, tailor your resume and cover letter, perfect interviewing skills, and learn to network and job search in your community.
The ACCC is closed on Sundays and during regular university breaks and closings. The center opens on the first full day of classes and closes on the last day of classes each semester.
- Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work
- Michigan Works!
- MI School Data
- My Perfect Resume
- Oakland University Career Services
- Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook
Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) has a variety of educational offerings that are flexible and innovative to meet local, state, and national needs. In an on campus setting, online, or through in-house custom programming, learners can begin, refocus, or advance their professional or educational careers. Courses, facilitated by Oakland University faculty and business leaders, combine research expertise and real world application to help you gain the knowledge you need to kick-start your life.
Depending on your specific needs, the number of sessions required will vary. On average, our clients can expect three to six sessions. Appointments are scheduled for 50 minutes. In order for appointment slots to be available and advisor schedules to remain consistent, sessions will be scheduled for the same day/time each week.
To register for services, please fill out the form below.
Once you have completed the registration process, you will be added to our waitlist. An advisor will reach out to you via phone or email once they have open availability to coordinate a time slot that may match your schedule. Due to high demand, there may be a waiting period between being added to the waitlist and being contacted to schedule your intake appointment. Your advisor will also help guide you through which items are necessary to bring into your sessions. Typically, nothing is required to bring into your first session.