As early as their first days on campus, the Center for Career Development helps students explore and prepare for careers that resonate with their skills, interests and values.
Rather than just concentrate solely on securing a job after graduation, our focus is to help students develop lifelong career management strategies that will continue to have a significant impact long after their first internship or job.
Between academics, extracurriculars, research and much more, the Princeton experience is rich with opportunities for exploration. Princeton graduates' career paths are not dictated by majors, and we help students to integrate their curricular and co-curricular learning with the world of work outside of Princeton, and to discover opportunities for meaningful work.
What we provide
- Self-assessment: Discovering values, interests, skills and strengths
- Career insight: Choosing a major and exploring career options
- Planning: Creating and implementing a personalized action plan
- Networking: Strategies to make connections at Princeton and beyond
- Gaining experience: Finding internships or other experiential opportunities
- Further education: Preparing for graduate and professional school
- Internship and job options: Learning search strategies and developing a plan
- Application materials: Writing resumes, cover letters and other documents
Although the Center for Career Development does not directly place students in jobs, we teach students the skills they will need throughout their lifetime.