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