The mission of the Office of Career Development is to help students translate their liberal arts education into lifelong career skills that can prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow. The office is guided by a developmental philosophy that regards career development as a lifelong process. The office's goals are to help students acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to develop a career identity and to secure rewarding and fulfilling work or graduate school placement after graduation. The Career Development staff provides comprehensive services designed to assist students in exploring and attaining their professional career goals including: self-assessment instruments, individual and group career counseling, career development programming, jobs and internship resources and on-campus recruiting.
Programming and events aim to educate students about the career development process and expose students to job, internship, and information gathering opportunities. Topics include: choosing a major, developing a four-year career plan, exploring career options, securing internships, gaining entry into advanced study programs, preparing for the job search and obtaining full-time employment upon graduation. Events include: Career Visions trips to network with professionals and alumni, career fair trips, interview fair trips, visits to employers, and employer presentations.