Center for Professional Career Development

Center for Professional Career Development

Define your goals – and then attain them – through the support of the Center for Professional Career Development (CPCD).

With a variety of resources available to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to alumni, the CPCD empowers you to take the next step in your career or education.

The Center provides individualized advising, industry specific information and resources, development of job search skills, and the opportunity for hands-on professional experiences to support personal goals and career success. Through workshops, job fairs, alumni & community networking opportunities, and employer partnerships, students have a range of programs to meet their needs and their schedule.

Students gain access to the CPCD the first day they begin classes, empowering them to access the tools and resources they need to achieve their goals.

Services Include:

  • Individualized professional advising sessions
  • Industry-specific information and resources
  • Training on how to conduct a professional and effective job search
  • Hands-on professional experiences to support personal goals and career success
  • Access to our worldwide network of 27,000+ alumni
  • On-campus events on a variety of professional development topics
  • Community service partnerships
  • Internship opportunities
  • Summer employment
  • Fellowships

Individualized services

In addition to a variety of events and programs, the Center meets with students one-on-one (in-person, by phone, or through email) to provide personalized counseling and advice. These individualized appointments allow staff members to personally connect with each student to learn about their individual needs, goals, and interests, and develop an action plan to help them realize these goals.

With these action plans in mind, students are provided with access to online resources, small group workshops, seminars, and larger information programs that will help them take the next steps toward achieving their goals.

Exploration

The Center collaborates with academic departments, student services, student organizations, and professional associations to offer innovative and collaborative programs and events. These programs and events are specially designed to give students access to the opportunities, experiences, and knowledge they need in their future and current careers. Students on our Boston, Worcester, and Manchester campuses experience job fairs, interview days, skill-building workshops, industry seminars, and special guest speakers.

Career advancement

The Career Center Blackboard is an online resource which is regularly updated with resources and guides covering everything from career and major exploration, to resume building and interviewing. Our students and alumni are connected to our vast network of more than 27,000 alumni, both inside and outside the United States, which represents an invaluable networking opportunity.

Have questions?
Please contact the CPCD Office at 617.274.3395 or email us at careerdevelopment@mcphs.edu.

Growing to meet student needs

The CPCD recently opened a new 2,000 square foot facility at 11 Norwich Street on the Worcester campus. The suite houses staff offices and a conference room for group educational presentations and is staffed by two experienced, full-time career advisors. The new facility gives students on the Worcester campus and alumni in the Worcester area convenient access to individualized career advising services and a variety of educational and professional development programs.

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