Career Development

The goal of the Career Development Center is to assist students in connecting academic, co‐curricular, and vocational experiences in a meaningful way, leading to successful employment following graduation. Students are encouraged to begin using the Career Development Center during their freshman year and throughout their academic career at Centenary. To assist students with their career development progress, the Career Development Center has developed a 4‐Year Action Plan designed to keep them on track each year.

In the first year, students embark on an exploration of values, interests, skills and personality.  This can be done through a variety of methods. This helps students confirm a major, select a career field, or develop transferable skills throughout their time at Centenary. Professional career development staff are available for individual appointments, to interpret career assessment results, assist with job search correspondence, and do mock interviews. The Center maintains a variety of job listings from the local and regional area, which are posted on the Career Development Center webpage. The Academic Internship program is also operated by the Career Development Center, providing career‐building opportunities for students.

Each year the Career Development Center provides information sessions and special lectures featuring alumni and industry leaders designed to help students fine‐tune their job searches and professional skills. The Career Development Center also hosts annual career fairs with local, regional, and national employers open to students, alumni, and the local community.