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Academic and Career Advising Center
Explore, Experience, Achieve

Find us at Lower Library 27 (virtual 2020-21), M-F 9am to 4pm 

Call us at 707.826.3341


Welcome to the Academic and Career Advising Center. ACAC’s core values center around helping students reach their potential personally, academically, and professionally. We start with their transition to college by providing resources, academic advising, and a road map for gaining the most from their college experience. We then help connect them with career-related opportunities to try out the skills they have learned in the classroom and prepare for their transition from college students to professionals and leaders in their communities. 
Land Acknowledgement: The staff of the Academic and Career Advising Center acknowledge that the land on which HSU sits is Wiyot ancestral land, and Humboldt is the unceded territory and traditional ancestral homeland of the Indigenous nations: Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, Wiyot, Yurok, and other original inhabitants of Humboldt County. We respect and share our gratitude to Indigenous communities. We thank and honor the original caretakers of this land that continues to be cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. Please consider supporting and acknowledging tribal sovereignty with an honor tax contribution through www.honortax.org. 
Labor Acknowledgement: Today we recognize and acknowledge the labor upon which our country, state, and institutions are built. Remember that our country is built on the labor of enslaved people who were kidnapped and brought to the US from the African Continent and recognize the continued contribution of their survivors. We acknowledge all immigrant labor, including voluntary, involuntary, and trafficked peoples who continue to serve within our labor force.

Important Dates

Apr 7 2021 to Apr 19 2021

Create a Possible Lives Map Enter a drawing for a $25 gift card! Attend a “Mapping Your Possible Futures” skillshop AND/OR create your own map with the help of this video: https://hsu.link/PossibleLivesSubmit your own Possible Lives Map to acac@humboldt.edu by April 19 to enter a drawing for one of two Target® $25 gift cards.

Apr 19 2021

The Pandemic and Your Career

Monday, April 19, 12 - 1pm - You have navigated your coursework during a pandemic for over a year now! Learn how to articulate your new skills and resilience to an employer. We will also look at new recruitment strategies that are likely going to stick around and how to handle them. Click here to register.

Apr 19 2021

Networking for Introverts

Monday, April 19, 3 - 4pm - Networking is a powerful piece when building professional opportunities. Nearly 50-70% of professional opportunities are acquired through networking. Are you an introvert who sometimes feels at a disadvantage because of your introvert traits? Come and gain insight and tips on how to use your strengths/qualities as an introvert to make networking work for you! Click here to register.

Apr 20 2021

LinkedIn 101

Tuesday, April 20, 11am - 12pm - Get tips and tricks for starting and udating your Linkedin Profile. Learn how to network and connect with professionals on Linkedin. Click here to register.

Apr 20 2021

Interviewing Virtually - Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, April 20, 3 - 4pm - Now more than ever you'll have the opportunity to interview virtually. This workshop will review common interview questions, how to prepare, and tips and tricks to get you through your next interview. Many of the tips & tricks shared will also apply to in-person interviews. Click here to register.


Job Opportunities

  • Bio-Rad Laboratories – Bio-rad Laboratories is hiring in support of COVID-19 efforts (as college students may want to join in the effort)
  • National Recreation and Park Association – Check for remote in the job title
  • CA State Auditor – Actively hiring new grads!
  • Symba – Symba: Their niche is to bridge the gap with virtual/remote internships.
  • Parker Dewey – Parker Dewey - short-term, paid, professional assignments.
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