Welcome to the website for the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD). Here you will find information with about our career and professional development programs and resources for students. Our goal is to provide you with outstanding career services and access to resources and opportunities to enhance your Rensselaer experience and plan for your future.
The CCPD assists students setting career goals, decision-making, resume and cover letter writing, connecting with employers, developing a network, sharpening interviewing skills, and learning other skills that will help to prepare you for a lifetime of career success. Whether you are just curious about what you can do with your major, or you are seeking information about Internships, Research, Cooperative Education, or you are seeking full time employment, the CCPD can assist you.
There are many programs and services offered by the CCPD that are summarized throughout our website. Take some time to browse our site and dig deep - there are many resources, programs and services to take advantage of. Here are three offerings that I want to especially make you aware of:
Focus 2: A self-paced, online career and education planning tool that will help you with decisions about career goals. Helpful for students at any stage of their career but most especially for first and second year students.
Sophomore Career Experience: SCE is our employer sponsored program which is designed to offer quality programming by recruiters, for sophomores! Events provide sophomores with various career related opportunities to develop resume writing, interviewing, and networking skills. The SCE Program is a national award winner!
JobLink: JobLink is our online recruiting and job posting system. Available to students 24/7, JobLink provides students access to open jobs year-round and the opportunity to participate in fall and spring campus recruiting activities.
The Center for Career and Professional Development is located on the first floor of the Darrin Communications Center (DCC) in Suite 209. Our Interview Center is located on the third floor of the DCC in room 345. Please stop by or schedule an appointment with one of our counselors to learn more about our programs and services.
We look forward to your visit and the opportunity to assist you with meeting your career needs.