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Center for Career & Professional Development

The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) helps students and alumni plan, prepare, and promote their careers.

A robust and talented staff of eight work to prepare students for lifelong achievement, including:

  • Guiding students through exploring and choosing careers.
  • Engaging faculty to help students connect the dots between their academic and career development.
  • Connecting students with alumni to help explore career and professional opportunities.
  • Providing students and alumni with the tools and skills needed to achieve success.
  • Offering experiential learning through internships and research to complement classroom understanding.

With a Centre degree, support from the Center for Career & Professional Development, and a relentless alumni network working for you, there is no limit to where you can go from here.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Coach or Career Peer Mentor 

Office hours

8:30am - 4:30pm

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Career Exploration Communities

Career Exploration Communities (CEC) provide substantial career support and success for students. They may participate in one or more communities to explore an array of careers through workshops, networking events, and internships. Faculty, staff, alumni, and industry experts provide advice and mentorship.

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Career Coaching

Career Coaches help provide four-year career roadmap, including guidance and advice in choosing a major, career exploration, self-assessments (including YouScience, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory), experiential opportunities, internships, applying to graduate school, and personal statements.

Student Testimonials

Juana Gutierrez

Juana Gutierrez

“I participated in what CCPD offered because I was unsure what to do after college. A career chat with a Centre grad, now a nurse practitioner, helped me decide what I wanted to do with my life.”


Bella Estes

“The most important thing I learned was not to be afraid to reach out for help. CCPD did a mock interview with me, and I learned so much—I got into the school I interviewed for”


Courtney Warren

“I learned application and interview tips for grad school! CCPD gave great advice on revising my resume and Zoom interview tips (which is new territory).”

Center for Career and Professional Development Staff

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Joy Anderson Asher

  • Associate Dean for Career Readiness and Executive Director, Center for Career & Professional Development
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Sherri Gowins

  • Office Coordinator, Center for Career & Professional Development
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Kirk Knott

  • Associate Director, Center for Career & Professional Development
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Nathan Meissner

  • Assistant Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development