The Career Development Center prepares and empowers students to identify and pursue their career goals.
- 19 career professional and support staff
- 4 graduate assistants and 25 volunteer student ambassadors
The Career Development Center works with students individually and collectively – as well as with employers and other professionals – to provide a comprehensive array of career-related resources and services.
Individual appointments, group encounters, and academic career courses are available. The Career Development Center hosts information sessions, workshops, and symposiums and makes presentations to classes, residence halls, and campus organizations on a variety of topics:
- Career readiness
- Finding a career path
- Developing a professional identity
- Interview techniques and practice
- Experiential learning opportunities (Co-ops, internships, and externships)
- Job search strategies
- Resume construction and refinement
- Pre-professional advising
The Career Development Center also works with employers to assist students in making professional connections:
- Employer outreach and development
- Coordination of info sessions and interviews
- Career fairs
- Postings of jobs, Co-op and internship opportunities
- Oversight of the Rural Works! program
The Career Development Center serves as the administrative hub of campus career services through the on-line management system known as ePACK. Through ePACK, employers can post employment opportunities, view student resumes, schedule campus interviews, and communicate with student applicants. Students can use ePACK to schedule career counseling appointments, post resumes, apply for positions, sign up for interviews, and learn about career events on campus.
- Over 5,000 individualized career counseling student appointments
- 280 group presentations to over 8,600 students
- 2,494 interviews facilitated for full-time jobs, internships, and co-ops
- Over 1,200 students participated in the Co-op Program yielding 911,000 experiential learning contact hours, generating student income in excess of $21,800,000.
- Over 8,000 job postings in ePACK (full-time, co-op, and internship)
- Over 21,000 students utilized their ePACK account
- 480 hours worked by Student Ambassadors for presentations and reception duties
- 54 employer information sessions were facilitated
- 505 students utilized the Wolfpack Styled Professional Clothing Closet
- 120 students completed career courses
- 21 summer placements accomplished for Rural Works!
Dr. Arnold S. Bell, Director | email@example.com | 919.515.4420