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Our Mission

In support of the University's Strategic Plan and as an integral part of the University community, the mission of the Office of Career and Professional Development is to develop and provide innovative programs, resources and services which will empower students to explore, define, prepare for and realize their career objectives.  Also, to initiate and maintain ongoing relationships with community groups, employers and organizations for the purpose of developing job opportunities while supporting the enrollment management initiative of the University in the areas of recruitment and retention.


Student Success
Educate and empower students and alumni to make informed and successful career-related decisions through programs, resources, services and technology as they prepare for life and work in a competitive and global society.

Encourage a cooperative and team oriented work environment within the Office of Career and Professional Development that fosters mutual respect and cultivates and maintains partnerships with our constituencies including employers, faculty and staff to develop collaborative outreach programs and services.

Provide outstanding services and programs to all constituencies in a welcoming and professional environment within the framework of ever changing global and national trends.

Serve the needs of a diverse community seeking career advice and services.

Life-Long Learning
Facilitate and broaden life-long career development skills, knowledge and abilities to maximize future successes.

Utilize a variety of media and technology to effectively communicate timely information to students, faculty, staff and employers.