The Career Development Center must support the mission,
academic programs and advancement of the institution. Within this
context, the primary purpose of the Career Development Center is to
assist students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and/or
implementing career, education and employment decisions.
Specifically, the purpose of the Career Development Center is to
help UofL students and alumni:
Develop self-knowledge related to career choice and work
performance by identifying, assessing, and understanding their
competencies, interests, values, and personal characteristics.
Obtain educational and occupational information to aid career and
educational planning and to develop an understanding of the world of
Select personally suitable academic programs and experiential
opportunities that optimize future educational employment options.
Gain experience through student activities, community service,
student employment, research projects, cooperative education,
internships and other opportunities.
Take responsibility for developing career decisions,
graduate/professional school plans, employment plans and/or job search
Prepare for finding suitable employment by developing job-search
skills, effective candidate presentation skills and an understanding of
the fit between their competencies and both occupational and job
Link with alumni, employers professional organizations and other
who will provide opportunities to develop professional interests and
competencies, integrate academic learning with work and explore future
Seek a desired employment opportunity or entry into an appropriate
educational graduate or professional program.
Prepare to manage their careers after graduation.