Student Support Services

Career Services and Student Employment
Phone - (330) 972-7747
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Career Services and Student Employment assists students with career planning by offering virtual and in-person programming, events, individual career advising and opportunities to network with employers for experiential learning and employment. In addition, our Zips@Work on-campus student employment and Federal Work Study job opportunities are coordinated through this office.

The Career Services staff is knowledgeable regarding current employment trends, in-demand jobs in Ohio, and internship and job search strategies. Career Advisors actively assist students at every stage of their career development. This includes exploring career paths, building resume and cover letter writing skills, preparing for interviews/graduate school, creating a job search strategy, and finding experiential learning opportunities, such as internships or co-ops and on-campus student employment.

Handshake, UA’s online job board, is where students and alumni can apply for internships/co-ops, part-time and full-time jobs, on-campus student employment positions. Students and alumni can also connect with employers, register for virtual and in-person events, download resources guides, schedule virtual and in-person appointments and more on Handshake! Log in at with your UAnet ID and password.

Counseling and Testing Center
Phone - (330) 972-7082 (Counseling Services); (330) 972-7084 (Testing Services)

The Counseling and Testing Center provides psychological counseling, career counseling, educational counseling, testing, outreach, and consulting services to the University community. The Center is staffed by a culturally diverse group of licensed psychologists and doctoral trainees. Counseling services are free and confidential to enrolled students. Testing services includes CTC Testing in Simmons 304 and Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation (CBAE) in Schrank Hall North 152. For more information about campus-wide testing services, visit

Office of Accessibility
Phone: 330-972-7928

The Office of Accessibility provides reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment to students with disabilities in order to promote student success in the university environment. It is important to connect with office early on to start the process for support and accommodations. Students seeking academic and/or Residence Life & Housing accommodations are encouraged to start that process three months prior to the first day of their first semester. Though students may start the registration process at any time, delaying the start of the registration process could prevent students from scheduling an intake, and having an accommodation plan prior to the start of the semester. To start the registration process visit .

Student Health Services
Phone - (330) 972-7808
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Student Health Services, located in Suite 260 of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, assists students in achieving their educational and personal goals by addressing their health care concerns while they are enrolled at The University of Akron. Student Health Services is available by appointment with same day appointments frequently available. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends and campus holidays.