Welcome Parents

Dear Parents:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The University of Montana and the Office of Career Services. As a parent, you are rightfully concerned with the welfare of your son or daughter and what the future holds for them. I can assure you that the staff of Career Services shares your concern and it is our pledge to you that we will do everything in our power to assist them as they progress through college on the road to meaningful and rewarding lives and careers.

The philosophy of our office is that individuals who take a proactive role in charting the course of their lives, through the process of setting realistic academic and career goals, will achieve greater success and personal satisfaction then those who passively let life happen to them.

Choosing an academic major and a career goal are, ideally, interrelated and at Career Services, we specialize in assisting with the decision making process. Career planning occurs on a continuum that progresses throughout the time that your son or daughter spends at The University of Montana. Whether it is choosing a major/career or finding that full-time job after graduation, it is our hope that your son or daughter with make the effort to visit our office early-on in their academic career and take advantage of the services we provide as a benefit of being a UM student.

Please take a moment to navigate our web site and familiarize yourself with our services. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact myself or any other members of our staff directly using the contact information listed on our Career Services Staff Directory web page which can be found under the A-Z listing.

We exist to be of service to your son or daughter and we look forward to the opportunity of meeting and working with them. Also, anytime you are in Missoula, you have an open invitation to visit our office and meet our staff. Best wishes to you and your student during this most exciting time in your life!

Laurie Fisher
Director of Career Services