Career Development and Counseling Department

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston Career Development and Counseling Department (CDCD), which also includes the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug program (ATOD)

We are committed to student’s engagement and life well-being by helping them to understand their personal talents, strengths, interests, values, beliefs, and skills. We provide them with career development and counseling experiences the will enhance their preparation to become contributing citizens of their communities and the world. This site is designed to steer you in the right direction from college to your career.

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Career Development

Career Development

Career Development guides & inspires students to take charge of their personal and career development by creating a supportive community of faculty, staff, advisers, and parents.

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Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services, led by licensed, certified counselors, provides confidential individual & group psychological services to assist students in defining and accomplishing their personal, educational, and academic goals.

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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)

The Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD) program educates students about the potential negative consequences of use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.

Visit ATOD Site!

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Vision, Mission and Core Values


We envision the University of Minnesota Crookston as a recognized global leader in delivering collaborative, developmental, and holistic undergraduate career counseling. We will be a model for services that encourages students to be engaged with a diversity of ideas, people, and disciplines and that support students through exploration, reflection, and engaged citizenship.


Through a campus model of collaboration and shared responsibility, we partner with students in their pursuit of academic, career, and life success.

Core Values

We create mutual partnerships within the University community – including students, faculty, and administrators – to help students become successful and the University reach its goals.

Shared Responsibility
We believe that all members of the University community share responsibility for creating a culture of excellence and student success.

Student Learning
We hold that respecting, supporting, and nurturing the unique developmental needs and academic aspirations of each student are critical to the educational mission of the University.

Student Development
We believe that services need to be holistic and targeted in ways that challenge and support students’ development throughout their undergraduate experience.

We welcome and respect differences in people, ideas, and disciplines; strive to be inclusive in all of our practices; and provide access and support for traditionally underrepresented student populations.

We encourage engagement in campus, local, and global communities.

We are committed to honest and empathetic interactions with our students and colleagues while providing the most accurate information available.

Professional Development
We believe that our professional growth is critical to providing exemplary service and contributing to the fields of academic advising and career counseling.

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Non/Exempt Temporary or Casual, Counseling Intern, LGBTQ Services Coordinator
Mental Health Care Prof 2
(218) 281-8571
Career Counselor
(218) 281-8585
Student Services Prof 1
(218) 281-8586
Mental Health Care Prof 1
(218) 281-8348


Career Development and Counseling Department

University of Minnesota Crookston

245 Sargeant Student Center

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8585

FAX: (218) 281-8584


Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Career Services Events

There are no events available.