The mission of the Center for Career & Professional Development is to prepare students for lifelong career achievement. Specifically, we will:
• guide students through the process of exploring and choosing careers;
• engage the faculty to help students connect the dots between their academic and career development;
• facilitate alumni engagement to further students’ career and professional development; and
• provide students and alumni with the tools and skills needed to access experiential opportunities and to achieve post-graduate success.
As part of our mission, the Center for Career & Professional Development offers the following services.
• Career Counseling: One career counselor is assigned to each academic division. In addition, one career counselor is assigned for undecided students. Topics covered are at student direction, but often include: choosing a major, career exploration and decision-making (including self-assessments like YouScience, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory), choosing and locating experiential opportunities, job searching, researching and applying to graduate school, and personal statement reviews.
• Career Roadmap: a four-year guide to career success.
• Career KickStart: an annual career exploration event for Sophomores.
• Career Chats: a monthly series focused on a different career field each month.
• Emerging Professionals series: a monthly series focusing on professional development topics.
• Career Mentor Network: an online directory of alumni who have volunteered to provide career information and/or advice to students.
• Resume and cover letter reviews.
• Mock interviews.
• Direct connection with employers: on-campus information sessions, on-campus and virtual interviews, resume review and mock interview days, Spotlight Career Fair.
Internships and Internship Funding
• The CCPD works directly with students to help locate and apply to summer and school-year internships.
• Internship funding programs to help support CentreTerm and summer internships.
• Peer educators are Centre students trained to provide front-line services to their peers.
• Weekly walk-in hours in the CCPD.
• Presentations for residence halls and student organizations (upon request).
Additional Special Events
• Senior Celebration
• Etiquette Dinner
• Law School Fair
• Local Internship Fair
• Programs specific to certain majors, in partnership with academic programs.