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Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center

The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPD) staff is excited to provide support to Shippensburg University undergraduate and graduate students, alumni up to one year post-graduation, faculty, staff, families, and employers and organizations. We offer a comprehensive range of services to all the populations we serve.

Students, it’s never too early to start planning your career. We can assist you with choosing a major/minor, finding an on-campus job, building your resume, finding a service opportunity, navigating the interview process and so much more. Take advantage of our services and schedule a one-on-one appointment today.

We also work with employers and organizations in the Shippensburg area and beyond; creating relationships that result in jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities for our students and alumni.

Employers or alumni interested in mentoring students can apply to be apart of our Raiders Connect 365 Mentoring Program! Apply here!

Please visit us in our office located on the second floor of the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) 108, directly behind the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). We are open Monday- Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm. Please stop by our office or call our front desk to schedule an appointment: (717) 477-1484. You can also email us at

For any and all of your career-related needs, be sure to contact the CMPD. We are here to help you with the entire process of finding and getting a job. We encourage all students to utilize our services, not just seniors, so that they can develop and perfect the skills necessary to have success after graduation.

We are connected with hundreds of employers that actively recruit from Shippensburg University. Through our online job board Ship Career Connection, on-campus recruitment, and job fairs, we will help get you connected with an employer who is looking to hire a raider.

Need help before you apply? No problem! We help students with resumes, cover letter, applications, portfolios, interview skills, professionalism, and so much more. Please review our services to find which might be the best fit for you.

SHIP Career Connection is a free, online job, internship, and volunteer opportunity database that offers recruiting services for students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff. Some of the great services available through SHIP Career Connection include: internship and job search, volunteer opportunity search, post your resume for employers/organizations to view, on-campus recruiting, career event registration and more.

Students: Students use their Shippensburg University single sign-on username and password to log in to SHIP Career Connection. You can also read the student reference sheet for more helpful information. For questions, please contact our front desk, (717) 477-1484.

Alumni: To create a SHIP Career Connection account, please read the alumni reference sheet and then visit our alumni login page. Once you've requested an account, please allow at least two business days for approval. For questions, please contact our front desk, (717) 477-1484.

Employers and Organizations: To create a SHIP Career Connection account, please visit the employer login page. Complete the required fields, and create a username and password. You will need your username and password to access your account in the future. If you have forgotten your password, please select the “forgot password” option on the login page. The employer reference sheet is also helpful in creating your account. For questions, please contact our front desk, (717) 477-1484.

Faculty/Staff: A SHIP Career Connection faculty/staff account can assist you with advising students looking for internships and jobs. You can log in using your Shippensburg University single sign-on credentials. The faculty reference sheet can assist you in creating your account.

If you would like to use SHIP Career Connection to hire a student, you will need to create a separate SHIP Career Connection employer account. This detailed reference sheet can help answer questions about hiring a student through SHIP Career Connection. For questions, please contact our front desk, (717) 477-1484.