CAREER CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
Program mission: to assist students in developing, implementing, and evaluating career and life plans.
We strive to connect with students as early as possible, emphasizing exploration strategies and activities, experiential learning opportunities and reflection to assist them in this complex and evolving process. Students commonly utilize our office to
- choose a major,
- assess their sense of self,
- sort out their vocational direction,
- develop an experiential learning plan,
- undertake an internship,
- or for assistance with senior year transition planning (ie., into full-time service programs, graduate/professional school, or work).
Faculty and staff play an integral role by partnering with our office in advising students on life after “the Hill.” We appreciate your support, and your referrals to our
- workshop series
- web and library resources,
- and career counselors.
A variety of tangible tools for discovering, planning, and pursuing career and life goals are linked on our web page “Exploring Majors & Careers”
Furthermore, the Career Connections program partners with individual faculty members, academic departments, and academic programs throughout campus to enrich students’ curricular pursuits with experiential learning and vocational discernment. We have embedded vocational planning into coursework, programs, and majors.
Please contact Kirsten Cahoon ’98, Senior Associate Director, to discuss the possibilities. Follow the links at the right for examples of our collaborative work with academic departments and programs.