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The Office of Career Planning and Development guides students to synthesize their career exploration journey and map equitable access pathways that leverage connections for transformative professional growth and career success. Our goals are to provide life compass assessments to explore career pathways, engage students with innovative, accessible, and inclusive professional development programming, cultivate equitable opportunities thru internships, experiential learning, and professional experiences that lead to dynamic careers, and build employer relations for career opportunities and institutional partnerships.

The Office of Career Planning and Development values information, connection, integrity, passion, continuous improvements, diversity, access and equity, and being entrepreneurial. We stay current with market trends, tools, and industry forecasts. We network with industry professionals, alumni, and community leaders. We hold moral principles and ethical standards that aid in student success and provide access to a fair sustainable future. We have a passion to empower, uplift, and enhance the student’s career journey. We are champions of student career success and identify relevant and innovative solutions to evolving student needs. We provide a space where every student feels included as they belong and feel comfortable to celebrate and elevate their differences. We are focused on cultivating access to equitable and sustainable opportunities. We have an entrepreneurial mindset in identifying opportunities and partnerships for the career success of our students.

By creating career and professional development programming, and career-readiness resources, we are committed to providing the best guiding experience in a career path that fits their interests. As career services professionals, we strive to tap into the exploratory phase of a student’s career journey by guiding them with resume and cover letter building, interview preparation, professional social media networking, and instilling the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to become a young professional and make an impact in the world. Developing long-lasting relationships with employers in the industries will help us leverage great career opportunities for Wagner students. We believe Wagner students have the potential to be successful with the skills, knowledge, and career-readiness tools provided to fulfill their careers. Our department also prides itself on the collaborative efforts of working with faculty to identify students' career needs and the initiatives we can focus on to prioritize student support.


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