Center for Career & Professional Development

Current Students

From day one to graduation, our mission is to empower you to shape your professional identity, develop 21st-century career-readiness skills, and construct a well-managed professional life. Whether it’s our award-winning advising, programming, or customized connections with employers, we tailor our support to your specific needs and goals.

With our team’s guidance, you can:

  • Explore diverse careers 
  • Craft effective applications for jobs and graduate and professional programs
  • Develop desirable job skills through high-impact and hands-on experiences
  • Connect with our powerful alumni network

Through our Career Communities, you can expand your options and discover the direction that’s right for you. PirateConnect, our online student–alumni networking platform, enables you to gain insight into various industries from approachable, supportive mentors. To ensure long-term personal and professional success, you’ll need to develop 21st century career-readiness skills such as leadership and intercultural fluency and learn how to articulate these desirable attributes to employers. Ready to gain some experience? Search and submit resumes for internships and jobs through HireSU via Symplicity, our free online job board.

Visit us Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. for individual career advising by appointment. Or take advantage of drop-in advising in our Career Café, where you can also just grab a cup of coffee with friends or study between classes.