The Center for Career and Civic Engagement
The Center for Career and Civic Engagement assists and provides support to students through experiential learning and professional development opportunities. The experiential learning component of our office is expressed through active citizenship by addressing student interests and community needs that develop leaders in service to the common good. This active citizenship instills a strong connection to civic engagement as it applies to academic disciplines, the community, and the campus.
Building from these connections is the professional career development component of our office. This area interacts with students individually through providing resume and cover letter preparation, assisting students in exploring career options, interview skills, and job search strategies. After collaboration on these various points of interests, the next step taken by our office is to facilitate connections. We strive to connect students with alumni and employers willing to assist students in exploring careers and pursing employment through the Career Connections Externship Program, internships, co-ops and full time positions; and maintaining current online listings for full time positions, internships and prospective employers.
These connections are not limited to one area of interest. We work with faculty, alumni, and professionals from a variety of career areas to provide programs such as on and off campus job and internship fairs, Backpack to Briefcase (a professional planning workshop for juniors and seniors), and on and off campus student/alumni networking receptions. Additionally our resources extend to students that are pursuing graduate/ professional school preparation and planning.