Frequently Asked Questions
What do you do at the Career Development Center?
The mission of the Career Development Center is to assist students and alumni in developing, evaluating and effectively implementing their career and professional plans through program initiatives; faculty, employer and alumni collaborations; and outreach on and off the University campus to employers, alumni and graduate/professional schools.
Our main focus is to assist students with career related questions or concerns throughout their academic career at Ship. Students should call or stop by the Career Development Center in the Anthony F. Ceddia Union Building to ask about the various ways the Career Center can meet their needs.
What services do you offer for students?
- Workshops on interviewing skills, resume development and job search strategies
- Individual appointments to answer more personal concerns
- Private, recorded mock interview sessions
- Career resources - in print and via internet
- Student club and organization presentations
- On-campus recruitment by 100+ organizations per year
- Career and internship fairs on and off campus
Are your services just for seniors?
NO!! Many of our programs are intended to help graduating students identify and pursue career related opportunities; however, just as many are planned to assist first-year students, sophomores, and juniors in clarifying their personal goals and answering their career-related questions. We strongly encourage undergraduate students to take advantage of the services offered by the Career Development Center.
What advice would you give parents/families?
Encourage your student to use the Career Development Center throughout his/her stay at Ship! We are a student-focused, student-centered service offering friendly, confidential services to address students' career-related concerns and needs. A mistake would be to not take advantage of the FREE services - there are no additional charges for any of the services provided by the Career Center.