Fast Facts

Mission

The NC State University Career Development Center provides resources, programs, and services that facilitate career identity development, career planning, and job placement for currently registered students and recent graduates of NC State University.

History

The Career Development Center began in 1965 as the Career Planning and Placement Center.  This was the result of the Chancellor’s request to School deans to combine placement services into one centralized office.  All schools within the University, excluding Textiles, entered into the agreement. The Center moved to Pullen Hall from Dabney Hall in 1987.  The name was changed to the University Career Center in 1993 to better reflect the mission of preparing students for the world of work.   In 1976, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences requested a satellite office.   In 2002, the College of Management created career counselor position within the college.   In 2009, the College of Design likewise created a counselor position.  In July of 2011, the University Career Center merged with the Cooperative Education Program to form the University Career Development Center.

People

  • 19  career professional and support staff
  • 3 graduate assistant and 25 volunteer student ambassadors

Activities

  • Workshops, symposiums, information sessions, presentations to classes, student organizations, and residence halls on career related topics such as career identity development, experiential learning opportunities, resume construction, job search strategies, and interviewing techniques.
  • Individual appointments on issues related to selecting a major or career path, developing a career or job search strategy, pre-professional advising, resume critiques, practice interviews, and employment concerns.  
  • Employer relations:  Employer outreach and development,  coordination of campus interviews and employer information sessions, facilitation of career fairs, and promotion of full-time, Co-op, and internship job creation
  • Administrative oversight and support of  campus wide on-line career services management system  branded on campus as ePACK.  Through ePACK employers can post employment opportunities, access student resumes, schedule campus interviews, and communicate with student applicants; students can schedule career counseling appointments, post resumes, apply for positions, sign up for on-campus interviews, and access information detailing career events on campus

Participation

  • Over 3,300 individual extended career counseling student appointments
  • 230 group presentations  to over 6,700 students  
  • Over  4,100 campus interviews for full-time jobs,  internships, and Co-ops
  • Over 10,000 resume entries/updates to ePACK
  • Over  13,000 new job, Co-op, and internship  postings to ePACK
  • 480 hours worked by Student Ambassadors for  presentations and reception duties   

Contact

Dr. Arnold S. Bell, Director | arnold_bell@ncsu.edu  |  919.515.4420

http://cdc.dasa.ncsu.edu