Welcome Parents and Families

Letter from our Director

Dear Parents and Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Montana and the Office of Career Services/Testing Services! As a parent, I am sure you are very invested in your student’s success here at the University of Montana and beyond. The staff here at Career Services is too and we will do everything in our power to assist your students as they progress through college on the way to meaningful and rewarding careers and lives.

We believe that students who take a proactive role in charting the course of their college careers, through a thoughtful process of setting realistic academic and career goals, will achieve greater success and personal satisfaction than those who don't reach out and use the resources available to them.

Choosing an academic major and a career path should be closely connected, and at Career Services, we specialize in assisting with this decision-making process. Career planning occurs on a continuum that progresses throughout your student’s college career. Whether it is choosing a major/career or finding a full-time job after graduation, we hope your student will visit our office early and often in their academic career and take advantage of the services we provide as part of the benefit of being a UM student.

Please take a moment to navigate our website and familiarize yourself with our services. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or any other staff member directly. To find our contact information, click here.

We exist to be of service to your student and look forward to an opportunity to meet and work with them. In addition, if you are in the Missoula area, 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!


Laurie Fisher

Director of Career Services/Testing Services