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Mission

The Career & Professional Development Center is the centralized department at the University of Utah charged with educating students and alumni in the discovery and realization of meaningful careers.  Our services develop greater self-understanding, expand awareness of career opportunities, and foster effective job search practices which can be applied throughout a lifetime. We bridge the world of work for students/alumni by building relationships with a variety of employers in a diverse and dynamic workplace.

Vision

Students Create a world where all students see the tangible future because they understand and engage in the career planning process - early and often. 
Alumni Create a lifetime relationship of connectedness to the University of Utah from alumni and the community. 
Employers To be the premier collegiate recruiting destination for employers who offer quality opportunities for our students and alumni. 
Academic Partners Create a career culture at the University of Utah where every faculty and staff member engages in career development.

Imagine U, Then Do

"The University of Utah provides a unique environment that allows students to imagine possibilities and create their futures. Experiential learning occurs through collaboration with the world’s foremost teachers and researchers.  The resulting transformation produces graduates who are passionate and engaged in their fields and ready to meet the challenges of the workforce with practical knowledge as well as the ability to innovate. It is understandable why University of Utah students have a legacy of building extraordinary careers, and in some cases, literally changing the world."
– President David W. Pershing, The University of Utah

 

University of Utah Career and Professional Development Center does not promote or endorse any “for-profit” career coaching, career credentialing service, or certificate programs to current students or new graduates.  The University of Utah Career and Professional Development Center does not link or promote any third-party recruitment sites or career coaching services where there is a cost to a student or new graduate.  The Center offers continued career development and coaching for new graduates for up to 1 year after graduation.  The Alumni Career Services Program offers career coaching through a lifetime, which is available to graduates, through a membership in the Alumni Association.

 

Last Updated: 9/8/17