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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


RR and Company Sources Top Talent at Western New England University



Speed Networking has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Rivers Memorial Hall.  This event, co-sponsored with Beta Gamma Sigma and C & S Wholesale Grocers, is an excellent opportunity to connect with over twenty alumni and employer mentors, all while perfecting your elevator pitch and increasing your confidence!  Light refreshments will be served.  R.S.V.P. required by April 3, 2018 to karen.kakley@wne.edu.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.:  Employment for People with Disabilities

Job seekers with disabilities are invited to attend this virtual career fair to meet with employers from across the nation offering internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:  CCCWM Career Fair

Join us in the Butova Gym at American International College to meet with representatives from a diverse array of employers and graduate schools.  No pre-registration required.  Dress professionally and bring résumés to share.  For assistance preparing for this event, please contact your career counselor.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:  Western New England University Spring Career and Internship Fair

Attention all Golden Bears!  Come to Rivers Memorial Hall for our annual Spring Career and Internship Fair and connect with employers offering excellent internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities.  All majors are welcome to attend; be sure to dress professionally and bring copies of your résumé to share.  A highlight of attending employers includes: CHD Center for Human Development, eRPortal Software, Northwestern Mutual, Western New England University Graduate Admissions, NV Concepts Unlimited, Inc., Big Y Foods, Inc., Enterprise Holdings, WWLP-22News, MGM Springfield, Walgreens, Clinical & Support Options, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Springfield Public Schools, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Six Flags New England, Bristol Police Department, American Installations, The Children’s Study Home, New York Life Insurance, SS & C Technologies, Specialty Bolt, C & S Wholesale Grocers, and United Personnel.  Please contact Karen Kakley, Assistant Director Employer Outreach, at karen.kakley@wne.edu with any questions.    

Career Delopment 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

Get involved

  • 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.