The mission of the Office of Career and Professional Development is to inspire, challenge, and empower students and alumni as they transform into servant leaders in the global community by offering programs, services, and resources that focus on career and professional development and lifelong learning.
Career, Professional Development & Retention
Compassion – We will treat students, alumni, and all internal and external stakeholders with respect, empathy, and a willingness to listen.
Excellence – We will pursue distinction in our professional and personal lives through collaboration, innovation and evidence-based practices.
Human Dignity – We will respect the significance of each individual, recognizing that meaning, purpose, gifts and hopes are given by God.
Justice – We will act with integrity, fairness, honesty, and truthfulness, embodying professional ethics.
Sacredness of life – We will revere all life, personal and professional, through our thoughts, words, and actions.
Service – We will engage the college community to empower and engage students and alumni through professional and community service.
What We Offer
Innovative programs, services, and resources that prepare students and alumni to thrive professionally
• Job Search process and tips
• Career/Job Fairs
• Online career resources such as College Central Network, LinkedIn, etc.
• Career Center resource library
Transformative learning opportunities that allow students and alumni to “connect the dots” from their experiences inside the classroom to outside the classroom and beyond
• Classroom presentations
• Networking events and skill development
• Professionalism skill development
Individualized and responsive services to facilitate the development of an individual’s best professional self
• Cover Letter and Resume development
• Interviewing skills
Kristen Porter, MEd
Director of Career, Professional Development and Retention