Your Path to Career Readiness

51小黄车's Career Planning and Development Center is here to help you build skills and experience, share your personal brand and execute your career plan.

Get to know yourself by using the to explore your own interests and how they relate to potential employment opportunities. Learn about valued by employers that you may already have or can work to improve. Use the to provide you with strategies for professional and personal development.

Learn about 51小黄车 majors and degree programs and Explore different career profiles with the and through , and view career videos at . Additional career next steps information is available through .

Is in your future? Determine if your desired career requires graduate or professional school after receiving your bachelor's degree, and explore 51小黄车 graduate programs.

Gather insight from professionals using or through . Explore career rating and reports and .

Learn how to grow your network through . Participate in the Regional Business Council (RBC) Mentor Network 鈥 contact Kerry Lee for more information.

Get involved on campus and in the community. Consider joining or attending as well as conferences like the annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference typically held in February. Participate in student publications and media, including The Ampersand, , and . Find for community opportunities.

Participate in and use Webster's if you are eligible.

Engage in internships when possible. Find .

Gain work experience either or off campus. The CPDC provides listings for as well as .

Your brand describes who you are, what you do, and how you can contribute to an organization. An effective personal brand exhibits a consistent message about your experience, knowledge, skills, and strengths as well as your interests, personality, and values across all forms of professional communication. The resources below guide you in creating compelling professional communication through which you can share your unified brand message.

Your Personal Brand

Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Cover Letter

LinkedIn Profile


Networking Pitch


Once you've decided on a path, put your career or continuing education plans into action. Use the resources below to develop a strategic and robust approach to achieving your goals.


Applying to Jobs and Internships

Job and Internship Opportunities

Applying to Graduate School


Finalizing an Offer

Career Planning for Constituent Groups

Major, Career and Graduate School Decision Making

If you're considering changing your major or career plans or don't know whether you should pursue additional education, meet with your career advisor to discuss your options and receive resources for researching prospective majors and careers. You'll learn more about your interests, personality, skills, strengths, and values through discussion and, if relevant to your decision making process, may complete career assessments like CliftonStrengths for Students, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or the Strong Interest Inventory.

Application Material Review

Your career advisor can provide feedback on existing resumes, cover letters, reference pages, LinkedIn profiles, or graduate school personal statements or tips to get started on writing application materials for the first time. They will provide recommendations to improve your document and training on principles for creating effective application materials in the future.

Interviewing Skills

In an interview overview appointment, learn about how to conduct yourself and respond to common questions in an interview. Or provide a job posting of interest to your career advisor so that they can create a customized practice interview and provide you with feedback and coaching to improve your interviewing performance.

Job and Internship Search Strategies

Your career advisor will assist you in defining your target jobs, companies and industries and will give you recommendations on how to execute a variety of search strategies. You'll work together to create a personalized plan to activate your internship or job search. Your career advisor can also help you practice networking introductions or review follow-up communication as you engage with prospective employers in your search.


Assisting Currently Enrolled Students or Alumni

student talking with advisor

Currently Enrolled Students

If you're a currently enrolled student or recent graduate up to one year after graduation, the Career Planning and Development Center (CPDC) can assist you through individual career advising appointments, virtual and live events to develop career management skills and connect to employers, and a variety of resources on the CPDC's website, including Handshake, Webster's career management and job posting platform.

alumni talking with mentor


alumni talking with mentor

As a Webster graduate, you have access to the Alumni Association network and Handshake, 51小黄车's online career management system. Handshake features a database of job opportunities, career development resources and events suitable for graduates. Create an account in Handshake using your In addition, access career resources on the CPDC website and attend the center's virtual or live events and career fairs.

For Employers

Whether looking for information on how to post a job or how to recruit some of our on-campus talent, we have plenty of resources for you to get acquainted with the Webster CPDC.

International Recruitment and Services (IRIS)

Job Postings and More

Handshake, Webster's career management and job-posting platform, can help connect you with the right employer. If you are a Webster alum, be sure to utilize your access to our various resources at your disposal.

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News and Events

Highlights from the Career Center