Centenary University’s Career Development Center can help you build your personal brand and provide you with the skills needed to successfully market yourself to potential graduate schools and future employers.

By following our “Four-Year Plan,” beginning in your first year, we are confident you will graduate from Centenary completely prepared to land your dream job. Just remember, #CENT — Connect, Explore, Network, Transition.

Year 1: Commitment to making Connections

*Begin your career journey early through an exploration of campus resources*

  • Commit to schedule an appointment with a career counselor to begin planning your four-year professional development plan
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to align your goals and gain self-motivation
  • Create your College Central Network student profile to gain access to on-campus employment
  • Schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center to begin building your first-time resume
  • Develop self-confidence and enthusiasm for your career by participating in campus events through volunteering and community service

Year 2: Explore and Develop Skills

*Develop and implement strategies for professional development growth*

  • Set goals and speak with your career counselor on prospects for job shadows and internships
  • Develop reasoning and time management skills through taking on a leadership role on campus or in the community by visiting Student Life
  • Connect with a mentor through College Central Network in your geographic and major related areas
  • Schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center to create your LinkedIn profile

Year 3: Network to enhance Skills

*Polish your personal brand and begin associating with additional employers and organizations*

  • Apply and interview for your dream career internship by viewing available positions on College Central Network
  • Participate in mock interviews with the Career Development Center staff to hone critical interviewing skills and enhance your communication with potential employers
  • Fully develop your professional resume by adding on-campus, full-time, and part-time employment positions
  • Attend the Centenary University Career Fair in the Spring Semester to gain experience networking with professionals

Year 4: Transition to Knowledge

*Create your game plan for life after college and transitioning from a student to a young professional*

  • Begin searching for open positions in your area by focusing on company profiles that match your career objectives and career basics
  • Complete an additional internship to allow for additional experience applying classroom theories for entry-level positions
  • Research information on graduate schools by visiting the Career Development Center if further education is in your future
  • Attend the annual Senior Etiquette and Career Fair events hosted by the Career Development Center

Post-Graduation

*Continue to explore and develop your professional skills*

  • Contact the Career Development Center at any point after graduation for your continued alumni support as long as you need it

We Are Here to Help

The Career Development Center, located on the first floor of the Seay Building, next to The SAC, is open 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.  Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage students to schedule an appointment online to meet with one of our career counselors.