Professional Engagement for Students | Webster University

Professional Engagement Opportunities for Students


Fall 2017 Professional Association Membership Program

Becoming a contributing student member of a professional association is one of the most beneficial ways to engage with the community of your chosen industry. The Career Planning & Development Center (CPDC) will sponsor membership fees for a limited number of current students.*

*Available funds vary by academic year. The number of students selected depends on available budget. Limit of $100 per eligible applicant. 


To be eligible, you must be:

  • Enrolled full-time at Webster University during the current semester
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or master's degree
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Requesting a student membership – professional memberships are not eligible
  • Applying for a membership (first time member or renewal) that you have not yet paid – reimbursement is not possible

Application process:

  • Complete all of the application components and submit the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on October 13, 2017.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a committee of CPDC staff members and considered based on: timeliness – the earliest applications will receive priority consideration; thoroughness and quality of application materials; and relevance of the association to your academic major and career goals.
  • You will be notified by email on October 20, 2017 if you will be receiving sponsored membership fees. This email will provide logistics for moving forward with the membership purchase.
  • If you will not be receiving sponsored membership fees, you will also be notified by email on October 20, 2017.


Academic Departments

Webster University’s academic departments offer unique professional opportunities for students to participate in. Check out your department’s webpage to see what opportunities they offer for students in your major.


Walker EDGE

The Walker Edge School of Business and Technology hosts the Walker EDGE program. Walker EDGE gives students opportunities to develop their skills through professional development courses and events as well as mentoring programs. The program also has internship opportunities 


Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and organizations are a great way to begin connecting to professional opportunities. Many attend competitions or host guest speakers. You also have the opportunity to connect to people with similar interests as well as develop your skills. Check out Involved@Webster to find clubs and organizations that interest you and can help you develop as a professional.


Student Publications and Media 

Student publications on campus allow students to publish their work. Publications include The Journal, The Green Fuse, The Ampersand, and The Webster Mercury. Also check out Galaxy Radio and Idea Tree Media for other practical applications of your skills.



Webster University hosts a variety of conferences, such as the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, and Human Rights Conference, and Sustainability Week. These conferences enable you to hear talks about and connect to professionals in your field of interest.


Research Across Disciplines

Research Across Disciplines (RAD) is an research conference where undergraduate and graduate students showcase their research. It is an opportunity to present work in your area as study as well as to connect to professionals in your field.


Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program

The Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborate Research Program provides assistants to students working in collaborative research projects with faculty. These projects offer students the opportunity to gain valuable experience as they work toward their future careers. 


Student Grant Fund

The Student Grant Fund is available to students attending off-campus conferences and other professional opportunities. Your growth as a professional does not have to be limited to events on the Webster campus..

Current students, you can now schedule appointments online! Log into your Gorlok Career Link account and select the "Career Advising Appointments" tab.




Facebook  Twitter  YouTube

    instagram  Pinterest

Contact Us

Career Planning & Development Center
568 Garden Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63119

314-968-6982 (Toll Free: 800-981-9805)


Vendor Review Request Form

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The CPDC will be closed on the following dates in accordance with Webster's Closings & Holidays:

January 15, 2018




Walk-In Hours

Walk-In Hours are available when classes are in session. Spring Walk-In Hours will return the week of January 15.