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Center for Career and Professional Development

Welcome to the Center for Career and Professional Development

Our goal is to promote student success and the development of communication and soft skills for career readiness by developing a four-year career plan that includes mock interviews, resume writing, character and fitness, and employment profiles on LinkedIn and other social media platforms. Students will also learn about web-based platforms, including BigInterview and HandShake, to gain career opportunities and enhance their career readiness.



Students must visit the Center for Career and Professional Development Center at least three times within a semester, complete at least 30 modules in BigInterview accessible through Canvas (LMS) prior to graduation and attend at least two workshops, seminars, or job fairs each year.


The Center for Career & Professional Development will assist students to reach the following goals:

  • Acquire soft, practical skills (resume writing, interview skills, and dress for success/professional attire), including oral and written communication, that enhance employability;
  • Will confidently articulate career goals using discipline-specific terminology.
  • Will demonstrate appropriate soft skills through informal and formal opportunities in selected courses through presentations and internship evaluations.


Students will also participate in workshops and seminars on resume writing, interviewing skills, professional attire for work, time and money management workshops, study skills workshops, life skills, and written and oral communication activities. In addition, students will engage within their discipline-specific courses for internships and job shadowing experiences.

The center will be aligned with the goals and student learning outcomes of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and will focus on six strategies:

  • Integrating career into the student experience for undergraduate engagement
  • Graduate student and alumni engagement
  • Strengthening relationships with stakeholders
  • Defining and building employability skills
  • Provide and expand experimental learning opportunities for students
  • Assessment and program evaluation

    Students MUST complete 30 modules in BigInterview prior to graduating, 

    Create your Handshake profile today!

    Follow these simple steps

    • Go to
    • Create your profile with your email address
    • Upload your resume and click on the Employers tab to select your interest.
    • Employers will begin to send you notifications

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