Career Development Center
The Career Development Center is here to help you explore and prepare for your career. Beginning in your first year, you will be introduced to opportunities available through a Western New England University education and experiential learning opportunities. Specialized career counselors for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering are dedicated to identifying and developing resources to help you cultivate your personal career strategy.
Always attuned to your needs through personal interactions, connections with faculty and administration, and identifying trends, the Career Development Center complements and cultivates your success and strengthens the professional skills organizations seek. Our effective combination of education and career programs, strengthened by job search coaching is a valuable complement to a your academic experience.
What's New in the Career Development Center
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference
Sustainability is for everyone! Attend this annual conference at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts that promotes best practices and advances sustainability in communities and on campuses. Participants include stakeholders from government, grassroots, business, and education.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Conducting Informational Interviews: A Way to Expand Your Career Knowledge and Network
Successfully mastering the art of informational interviewing allows you to learn about specific careers, employers, or industries by interacting with professionals working in different fields. The goal of an informational interview is not to secure a job, but rather to gather information and ask questions that will help clarify your career options. Proper planning is critical in preparing for the informational interview process, so stop by the Career Development Center, located on the second floor of the St. Germain Campus Center, to learn more about this important technique.
Career Development Center Workshops, Career Fairs, Events, and Activities can be found by clicking on the Career Fair and Event List 2018.
Check off your to-do list
- Explore majors, industries, and careers
- Prepare career related documents, résumés, and cover letters
- Identify and prepare for part-time job or internship
- Strategize and identify resources about jobs
- Plan for graduate/professional school
How we can help
- Individual appointments and interactive workshops
- Data on labor market trends
- Employer contacts and connections
- Social media audits
- Recorded Practice Interviews
- First Year Seminar Outreach
- Sophomore Career Connections
- Student Career Advisory Board
- Golden Bear Career Certificate
- AlumniLinks Program
- Academic Internship Program
- On Campus Recruiting and Career Fair Partnerships
- Interactive workshops
The WNE Difference
It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Success
The Career Development Center provides programs from freshman through senior year that help students develop professional skills and job search strategies. Staff members help you write an attention-grabbing résumé, perfect interview skills, review job search strategies, or assist with the graduate school application process. To connect you to potential employers, we organize on-campus career fairs, recruitment activities, and boot camps.