Mission

The Career Development Centers (CDCs) mission is to provide a comprehensive career-development program, educating students to make career decisions, strengthen job search skills, connect with employers, and attain professional career goals in a student-centered, state-of-the-art environment.

Goals

In order to maintain the mission, the vision of the Career Development Center seeks to:

  1. Maximize the efficient use of limited resources to serve students, while strengthening our team’s ability to assist those students in achieving greater results.
  2. Use a centralized state-of-the-art online career services system permitting enrolled students and employers to engage in recruitment endeavors designed to maximize access to employment, applied learning and professionalism resources.
  3. Educate and empower students, faculty, staff and alumni to become engaged in university-wide career preparedness endeavors.
  4. Facilitate professional career services workshops, seminars and presentations that prepare students to transition into an ever increasing competitive global marketplace workforce.
  5. Combine efforts and the support of the administration, faculty, staff and alumni to assist with fostering community connections with employers to increase recruitment opportunities.
Career advising is a dynamic, interactive process that ‘helps students understand how their personal interests, abilities, and values might predict success in the academic and career fields they are considering and how to form their academic and career goals accordingly’ (Gordon, 2006, p. 12). It is a process aimed at helping students effectively use information about themselves (e.g., interests, abilities, values, strengths) and the options available (e.g., majors, occupations, internships). Through the process, students integrate this information to set goals, make academic and career decisions, and develop plans to make meaning of their goals and decisions.” (Hughey & Hughey, 2009, p. 6)
Yes, all enrolled students and graduates of MWSU are able to take advantage of the services provided by the career center.
Yes! Please visit our office during scheduled walk-in hours, or call us to make an appointment and speak with a career advisor. We regularly schedule Career and Self-Assessment Workshops (CSAW’s) that help students identify their interests, skills, values, and personality and, with the guidance of a career counselor, you may connect the information you have gathered about yourself to possible majors and career.
Both on-campus and off-campus student employment opportunities are posted in Handshake. Students can access through their Goldlink profile.
No, we are not a placement office. However, we can provide you with various job searching tools necessary to conduct a proactive, strategic search in a highly competitive job market.
Yes, you can schedule an appointment to have a counselor review your resume. We DO NOT write the resume for you, rather we offer suggestions for improvement.

The best way to prepare for an interview is to research the company, review traditional and behavioral interview questions, and participate in mock interviews. You can schedule a mock interview by calling the career center.

MWSU students can also practice their interview skills at anytime with our virtual mock interview training system, Big Interview.

An informational interview is one way to get information regarding different occupations. Whether participating in a face-to-face discussion or phoning a professional in the field in which you are interested will give you a “heads-up” on the pros and cons of the profession, the qualifications needed, and may even provide a networking opportunity for you.

View events, including job fairs on the Career Services homepage. Career Services also sends emails to all students regarding events and will post announcements in the Griffon Weekly online publication.