Advising, Career, Exploratory Studies Center
Richard Miller, Director
222 Knight Hall, (307) 766-2398
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/aces
The Advising, Career, Exploratory Studies Center (ACES) provides a variety of services to UW students, including advising Exploratory Studies and Bridge students; providing academic support to various populations of probationary, conditionally admitted, and reinstated students; assisting students campus-wide with their career exploration, planning, and job search needs; assisting in coordinating discussions, information dissemination, and event planning between the various professional advisors and advising offices on campus; and coordinating national tests and exams through the University Testing Center in Coe Library, Room 219.
ACES is committed to providing a comprehensive and integrated service that moves a student along a continuum of receiving academic advising, exploring academic and career options, selecting a college major, and finally, implementing his/her degree in the world of work.
Exploratory Studies and students admitted with support, placed on probation, or reinstated to the university are highly encouraged to meet with a ACES career counselor. The purpose of this meeting is to analyze the student’s past academic progress and future career goals to develop a strategic plan to maximize his/her academic success and future employment opportunities. ACES also works closely with other campus offices and departments to engage students in available study skill and tutorial resources.
Students interested in engaging in career exploration activities may make an appointment to meet with a career counselor to discuss their career goals and/or confirm their choice of major. Various assessment tools that provide feedback on the match between a student’s interests or personality type and the world of work, are available. ACES career specialists provide information pertaining to a broad range of career fields, internship opportunities, specific employer information, general job search strategies, and federal government application processes.
Students are advised on how to use the HANDSHAKE platform on the ACES homepage to find out about and apply for summer, internship, and permanent job opportunities. Each year numerous employer representatives from business, industry, health care, education, and government visit ACES to interview students for these types of opportunities. All information pertaining to these visits is contained in the HANDSHAKE link on the ACES homepage.
The campus wide experiential learning program SOAR is coordinated in the ACES office. Students are advised how to contribute to and utilize their own personal profile to help better prepare them for career or graduate school.
ACES hosts numerous general and specialized job fairs each year for students and alumni. Upcoming job fair dates can be found on the ACES homepage.
The University Testing Center: The University Testing Center coordinates national tests and exams and is housed in the second fllor of COE Library, Room 219. Students may register to take national tests and professional school entrance exams. Information is available on the University Testing Center web site www.uwyo.edu/UTC or by calling (307) 766-2188.