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Training & Career Development

On–campus employment is the first step in your career path and may serve as a great foundation for later employment. The university provides opportunities, both on-the-job and beyond, to sharpen your skills, learn new tools, and contribute to your professional development.

Ladder of Employment

The Ladder of Employment framework was designed to give you the opportunity to gain progressively more challenging positions while on campus, allowing you to build your skills and gain experience. As you search for roles, following the Ladder is a great way to identify positions that can help you build your resume.

Earning Academic Credit

Many C and D level positions qualify as internships that may be used for academic credit. Enroll in a University Internship Program (UIP) course to fulfill your Experiential Learning requirement as you work on campus. UIP’s 4-credit courses are designed to provide career–related work experiences concurrent with your academic studies.

Technology Training

DePaul’s Media Production and Training (MPT) provides technical training to the DePaul community, allowing employees and students to fully utilize current technologies. MPT offers both online training resources as well as campus workshops.

  • Online Training: lynda.com
    DePaul students, faculty, and staff can log in to lynda.com for unlimited free access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills.
  • Resource Library
    Visit MPT’s technology training resource library for more information about many of the most commonly used applications on campus, including both print and video tutorials.

Career Development Resources

The Career Center offers resume and cover letter writing guides on their website. Peer Career Advisors also review resumes and cover letters on a walk-in basis. Not sure what your professional future holds? Need support along the way? Meet with a career advisor for help.