Career Exploration

Use our FREE online career exploration program to explore your career and life long career plans. Receive an activation code from a counselor on your campus.

Career Counseling

The Kuder Career Planning System is an online career exploration program used to assist anyone who wants to explore their career and life long career plans. It analyses your interests and self reported skills, as well as work values and compares your results with actual people who love what they do. These three areas are also helpful in assisting people to determine what features are most important to them in a career. It will help you find current career options that would be most satisfying to you. It is free, and once registered with the program, it may be accessed on the internet anytime.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): (form M) personal preferences that influence your learning and work style. Understanding your style can improve your education/career planning, performance, communication and satisfaction.

For more information about these resources, or help in choosing the one most appropriate for you, please contact a counselor for an appointment.

Online Career Resources


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These are sites that everyone thinks of when they are looking to find employment. The big ones.

Academic Advising

Recognizing the importance of the academic advisement process and the connection between the growth and development of each individual student, counselors are assigned to advise "undeclared" major students. In the academic advisor capacity, the counselor assists students with scheduling, academic policy and procedural interpretation, curriculum questions, referrals to on campus resources or personnel, etc. to provide the student with personally relevant information and instructional assistance.

Personal Counseling

The Northland counseling offices are staffed with professionally trained and licensed counselors who work with students individually or in groups to assist them with their personal issues and concerns. Issues discussed with a counselor are treated confidentially. Northland counselors also provide support through the Carl Perkins Grant for students enrolled in technical programs who are single parents, displaced homemakers, single pregnant women and students who are enrolled in a program which is considered non-traditional for their gender.

Mental Health Screening

Take advantage of our FREE mental health online screening tool created by College Response.

Online Screening for Mental Health

Northland provides access to a free online screening tool created by College Response. Each screening is confidential and anonymous. This online screening tool allows students to complete any or all of the following confidential screenings:

  • Alcohol
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Depression
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

At the end of each anonymous and confidential screening, you will receive an immediate result which can be printed and, if you choose, taken to a counselor for further discussion and interpretation. These screenings are not a substitute for a complete evaluation, but screenings can help you determine if your symptoms are consistent with any of the concerns listed above. We encourage you to contact a Northland counselor, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your online screening results.

Referrals to Community Resources

Counselors are available to assess student needs on an individual basis and refer to appropriate community agencies as necessary.

Contact Us

We invite you to contact us with your questions or concerns.

East Grand Forks Campus
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  • Dawn Gallardo
  • Counselor
  • East Grand Forks - Office #110
  • (218) 793-2401
Thief River Falls Campus
    Kelsy Blowers
  • Kelsy Blowers
  • Counselor
  • Thief River Falls - Office #549
  • (218) 683-8543


EGF Campus

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are preferred as walk-in requests may not be able to be accommodated. Call or e-mail a counselor directly to schedule an appointment.

TRF Campus

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are recommended as walk-in requests may not be able to be accommodated. Call or email to schedule an appointment.