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 

If you're a currently enrolled student or recent graduate up to one year after graduation, the Career Planning & Development Center (CPDC) can assist you through individual career advising appointments, virtual and live events to develop career management skills and connect to employers, and a variety of resources on the CPDC's website including Handshake, Webster's career management and job posting platform. 

Alumni

As a Webster alumni, you have access to the Alumni Association network and Webster.Careers, an exclusive alumni tool through which you can participate in regularly scheduled webinars focused on topics relevant to graduates. Additionally, you are welcome to utilize your Webster Handshake account, access career resources on the CPDC website, and attend virtual or live events and career fairs offered by the Career Planning & Development Center.  

What to Expect in a Career Advising Appointment

Career advising is an individualized and developmental process, and the CPDC's career advisors are here to support you from your first year through graduation. Our career advisors are pleased to assist students with the following topics: 

Major, Career, and Graduate School Decision Making 

If you're considering changing your major or career plans or don't know whether you should pursue additional education, meet with your career advisor to discuss your options and receive resources for researching prospective majors and careers. You'll learn more about your interests, personality, skills, strengths, and values through discussion and, if relevant to your decision making process, may complete career assessments like CliftonStrengths for Students, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or the Strong Interest Inventory. 

Application Material Review

Your career advisor can provide feedback on existing resumes, cover letters, reference pages, LinkedIn profiles, or graduate school personal statements or tips to get started on writing application materials for the first time. They will provide recommendations to improve your document and training on principles for creating effective application materials in the future.  

Interviewing Skills

In an interview overview appointment, learn about how to conduct yourself and respond to common questions in an interview. Or provide a job posting of interest to your career advisor so that they can create a customized practice interview and provide you with feedback and coaching to improve your interviewing performance.  

Job & Internship Search Strategies 

Your career advisor will assist you in defining your target jobs, companies, and industries and will give you recommendations on how to execute a variety of search strategies. You'll work together to create a personalized plan to activate your internship or job search. Your career advisor can also help you practice networking introductions or review follow-up communication as you engage with prospective employers in your search.

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. - 1:00 p.m.

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