"If you don't know where you are going to, you will end up somewhere else!"
-Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
WELCOME TO THE CENTER FOR
Our department is structured to meet the needs of our students in two critical developmental areas:
Career Development and Experiential Education
Click on Meet our staff to learn more about us!
**Please note our new location!**
We are located in Turner Lynch Campus Center, A-Lab, top floor.
We are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Please email us ( see Meet our Staff for the address ) to set up an appointment
or stop by and see us during office hours!
CENTER OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION:
The mission of the Center of Professional Development is to help students integrate their liberal arts education into their professional career identity. Specifically, we assist current students and alumni with enhancing their self awareness; exploring career options and how to obtain career-related experiences through internships. We educate students and alumni about career planning, a life-long process of self-evaluation and decision-making.
Our approach to career planning is developmental and strength based. Because careers develop over the entire life span, we help students prepare for the ever changing world of work at the same time addressing their individual needs. Our career development time line by year (see section under quick links to the left ) is the framework for the work we do with students. Additionally, it is our belief that all work is important and we respect all professions. We aim to help students find meaning in their careers by capitalizing on their special talents and strengths.
Our goal is to provide students the resources to help them manage their own development, enabling students answer three main questions:
WHO AM I? WHAT ARE MY GIFTS? WHAT IS MY PLACE IN THE WORLD?
Services we offer include:
For Internship & Job Listings, click CareerConnect below.
Alumni can receive username and password by first completing this form. You will receive
log-on information by e-mail.
JOIN US ON THE FOLLOWING NETWORKING SITES: