Center for Career Planning


To help first- and second-year students make this important decision, we begin with a discussion of your academic, career and personal interests. To broaden possibilities, we introduce major-specific information and resources like the Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*NET. To help you explore your interests further, we also offer career assessments including Focus II and the Strong Interest Inventory to assist in generating possible career fields and related academic majors.

We're here to help you with all aspects of your internship and job search, from starting the search and networking to crafting targeted resumes and cover letters to interview preparation. The summer between your first and second year is not too early to find a paid internship.

The best place to start is Handshake at CNU. Through this powerful system, you can connect with employers and graduate school contacts. You can also access job and internship listings and find out about upcoming Center for Career Planning events.

Our goal is to equip you with life-long career planning skills. We want to not only make sure you have the resources to find an internship or your first job, but also to enable you to find subsequent opportunities you will need in your career.

As you gain experience academically and professionally, we're here to help you communicate your direct and transferable skills. We can help you draft your first resume or help you improve an existing one. We emphasize understanding how to tailor your skills and experience for each opportunity in a concise and professional format through one-on-one review, campus workshops, and online and print resources.

Considering graduate school? We can help you find the graduate programs that match your interests and goals, and offer guidance through the application process. Preparation for graduate school includes:

  • Exploring programs
  • Researching coursework and assistantship/fellowship opportunities
  • Contacting graduate admission staff and faculty
  • Compiling application materials: resume/CV, personal statement, transcripts, etc.
  • Completing any required testing (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) and interviews

We recommend students start the graduate school exploration process early to allow time for research and preparation. We provide workshops and individual appointments for graduate school planning.

Check back later for more events.

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