Envision Your Future. Planning is an essential component of your experience. At Centenary University, this begins your first year.
• Develop a relationship with Career Development
• Utilize tools and resources provided by the office to collect career information
• Network with employers, alumni and other professional contacts
• Learn about experiential education, graduate school and full-time jobs
• Create goals and actively plan for your future
Career Development guides and empowers students for the world of service, work and graduate school. We do this through a combination of career focused resources, programs, experiential education, internships, and employment opportunities.
Partnering with the community, employers, and alumni, Career Development impacts and transforms the “student experience” from freshman through senior year and champions the transition from student to alumni.
Services for Students
We are committed to assisting you with developing your professional experiences and goals, and providing information, programs and resources to help you plan your future. Our main objective is to help you find a career path that is aligned with your interests and academic experience. Our office collaborates with other administrative offices and faculty to ensure that your professional development is supported throughout your educational course as a student and alumni.
• Handshake – online career management system which allows students to create a professional profile for employers, upload a resume, search and apply for internships and jobs, and participate in workshops, programs, and events.
• Individual career advisement to discuss creating an action plan, resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, networking tips, internships, graduate school and job search strategies.
• Professional development workshops cover topics including resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, professionalism, internships, LinkedIn, career fairs, negotiating offers and career information for international students.
• Programs such as ‘adulting 101’, etiquette dinners, and networking events.
• Career and internship fairs to meet recruiters, network and ask questions.
• On campus recruiting and interviewing includes info sessions hosted by employers.
• Social media lets you connect and receive career information via LinkedIn and Instagram.
• Have an idea for a workshop or program you would like to see on campus? Let us know!
In order to gain more insight on which career path best aligns with your values, the use of skills and assessment tools can be beneficial. The following assessments can assist you with determining which career path(s) best fits your needs, as well as your goals:
- CareerOneStop Work Values Matcher: This free career aptitude test covers questions about different aspects of a job or workplace to help you find your ideal work environment.
- O*NET Interests Profiler: Based on John Holland’s theory of career choice, this is a free career assessment tool to explore how your interests align with different careers.
- Truity Career Personality Profiler – The Career Personality Profiler is a comprehensive, scientifically validated career test (based on the robust Holland Code and Big Five theories) that measures both your interests and your personality traits so you can find the right career for you.