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Career Counseling

Career Counseling

Alaska Pacific University’s Career Counseling is here to help you discover your goals and interests. Connecting you to the community and identifying opportunities that will enrich your academic experience and prepare you for success after college is very important. The career counseling center can assist you with building a resume, creating a cover letter, searching and applying for internships and student/entry level jobs.

You and your career counselor may use career assessments, consult with resources, or explore information online to make current and informed career decisions.

Schedule your appointment today at or stop by our Career Services office located in the Atwood Building!



Lesley Hammer- BA in Natural Resources: Earth and Environmental Science (class of 1987)

APU was a great choice for me, at the time it provided the type of personal atmosphere that I was interested in.  In retrospect I am even more appreciative of the quality of professors that I had at APU.  I was prepared scientifically as well as with general world views that have proven to be highly beneficial to my career and to me personally.

I went on to complete a Master’s degree in Teaching and taught Science and Chemistry at the Jr. High and High School levels for a few years. I then changed careers to Forensic Science and completed a second Master’s Degree in Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. I worked for 14 years at the Alaska State Crime Lab and now am a private consultant and trainer in the field of Forensic Science.

Currently I provide training across the US and Canada in the area of Forensic Footwear and Tire Track Collection and Examination.  I also work cases from Alaska, other US states, Canada and occasionally from other international countries in this discipline. I have a contract to write my first forensic textbook. I have considered the goal of eventually working in a forensic academic environment such as at a University, and I would also like to continue writing both books and articles.