Video & Phone Appointments
The CPDC is offering virtual appointments to current students and recent graduates up to one year after graduation covering a variety of career development topics. Click the button below to get started.
The CPDC is committed to continuing to connect you with employers and help you develop, refresh, or hone your career management skills through virtual events. View a complete list and register for upcoming events here:
Current students, receive personalized feedback on your resume via email. Click the button below for to view instructions for requesting a review through the CPDC's resume drop-off service.
Handshake, Webster University's online career management system, enables you to manage your job or internship search, connect with professionals, register for events, and access a variety of other career resources.
Resource for Recent Graduates
In these unprecedented times, we'd like to share our support for the Class of 2020. Here are the CPDC's recommendations for recent graduates.
GoinGlobal features location-specific career guides for over 120 countries and cities, global job and internship postings and company databases, and a search function for companies who hire workers with H-1B visas.
Your Path to Career Readiness
- Student Organizations
- Speakers and Events
- Student Grant Fund
- Conferences: Diversity & Inclusion Conference, Human Rights Conference, Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
- Student Publications and Media: The Ampersand, The Galaxy Radio, The Green Fuse, Idea Tree Media, The Journal
- Research: The President's Student/Faculty Collaborate Research Program, Research Across Disciplines
- Volunteer Postings in Handshake
Your brand describes who you are, what you do, and how you can contribute to an organization. An effective personal brand exhibits a consistent message about your experience, knowledge, skills, and strengths as well as your interests, personality, and values across all forms of professional communication. The resources below guide you in creating compelling professional communication through which you can share your unified brand message.
Once you've decided on a path, put your career or continuing education plans into action. Use the resources below to develop a strategic and robust approach to achieving your goals.
- Career Considerations for Individuals with Disabilities
- Career Considerations for International Students
- Career Considerations for LGBTQ+ Identifying Individuals
- Career Considerations for Military-Affiliated Students
- Career Considerations for Students of Color
- School of Education Career Information
- Exploring Alternative Careers for Educators
What to Expect in a Career Advising Appointment
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.
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.
Assisting Currently Enrolled Students or Alumni
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.
As a Webster graduate, 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.
Whether looking for information on how to post a job or how to recruit some of our on-campus talent, we have plenty of resources for you to get acquainted with the Webster CPDC.
Job Postings and More
Handshake, Webster's career-management and job-posting platform, can help connect you with the right employer. If a Webster alum, be sure to utilize your access to our various resources at your disposal.