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Career Center

The Career Center supports DePaul’s core identity of providing a practical and valuable education by offering a wide range of learning opportunities and real world experiences to help students develop the workplace skills and meaningful connections they need to succeed.  Strategically aligned within Enrollment Management and Marketing, this area is innovative, metrics driven and market focused, and provides critical data related to post-graduate employment, hiring trends and alumni engagement—all key factors for prospective students as well as measures of institutional success.

The Career Center’s college-specific advising and career development services help students develop a path to post-graduate career success. It connects DePaul students and alumni to jobs and internships via a comprehensive employer outreach strategy which includes hiring events, networking activities and targeted relationship building. The innovative use of social media and a consumer–oriented approach to providing relevant and market-driven services has given DePaul’s Career Center national prominence.

The Career Center also encompasses several other areas:

  • The University Internship Program connects students to what has become the new entry-level pathway for most organizations. Helping employers build successful academic internship programs inside their organizations and fostering relationships locally and nationally has developed strong employment pipelines and benefited students and employers alike.

  • The Office of Student Employment manages on-campus employment. Built on a “ladder of employment” concept, students gain valuable workplace skills while moving up into increasingly demanding positions. Student employee supervisors are coached and trained in mentoring and developing students’ skills and workplace readiness. The office also manages the Education and Development Grant for Employability (EDGE) program, a joint venture with the Office of Financial Aid that helps eligible first-year students improve their long-term prospects for employment and earn money toward tuition while working with a university office or team.

  • Alumni Sharing Knowledge connects students and recent alumni with a network of alumni volunteers who mentor, coach and champion students in their internship, job and graduate school pursuits. More than 1,000 alumni participate.

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