About the Career Planning & Development Center | Webster University

About the Career Planning & Development Center

The Career Planning & Development Center assists individuals with exploring and defining their personal career goals while developing the skills and confidence necessary to succeed.

Currently Enrolled Students

Currently enrolled students of Webster University can access the services outlined below through the Career Planning & Development Center. In addition, the Graduate Career Management Program is available to graduate students enrolled in all academic programs. 


The Alumni Association offers a suite of career resources for alumni. Additionally, alumni are welcome to attend all events offered through the Career Planning & Development Center. 

Prospective Students 

Use our resources to explore career options related to Webster's degrees. If you are a current student or alumni of a college or university other than Webster University, utilize their career development office for assistance with career decision making, job and internship search, or other career development needs. If you have questions about applying for specific Webster programs, please contact Admissions.

How We Help 


This career resource center provides you with instant access to guides, videos, trainings, and links on a variety of topics. Get the help you need at any time of day from any location!


Handshake is the Career Planning & Development Center's career development platform, serving as your one-stop-shop for all your career management needs. Handshake enables you to: 

  • Search and apply for student employment positions, internships, and jobs
  • Access personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests
  • Register for events and career fairs  
  • Store resumes and other job search documents 
  • Manage on-campus interviews with top companies
  • Schedule appointments with your career advisor

Career Advising Appointments

Are you having difficulty making decisions about your academic major or future career path? Do you need assistance with learning how to look for internships and jobs? Would you like to master interviewing and networking? Your designated Career Advisor can assist you with your in-depth career development goals. Appointments are available in-person or via phone or video conference.

Educational Programs

The Career Planning & Development Center creates customized programming for class sessions, student organizations, student leadership groups, and academic departments. If you're interested in partnering to create a program for your group, please contact Rebecca Nelson, Associate Director, at rebeccanelson84@webster.edu

Employer Connection Events

Want to connect with employers? Career Fairs, Information Sessions, and many other opportunities to network with employers are arranged by the Career Planning & Development Center. Make sure to check Handshake or our events calendar for opportunities!

Email: careercn@webster.edu | Phone: 314-968-6982 (Toll Free: 800-981-9805) | Location: 568 Garden Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In accordance with Webster's Closings & Holidays, the CPDC will be closed on May 27, 2019.