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Vision, Mission, and Core Values


The vision of Career and Professional Development is to empower students to discover and pursue a path to a fulfilling career, so they can make their own unique marks on the world. 


Recognizing that career development is a life-long process, the mission of Career and Professional Development is to educate and support students as they explore and further understand themselves and career options, gain valuable experience, develop as professionals, and launch their post-graduation career plans.

Core Values

We believe in purpose: Actively discovering and pursuing purpose leads to more valuable and impactful professionals who feel personally fulfilled and live up to our university motto, Ut Prosim, that I may serve.

We are educators: Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. We work with students at any stage in the career development process. We teach students and our partners about navigating the world of work.

We build relationships: Our expertise, experience, connections, and energy are available to all whom we serve. Our valuable connections build relationships that build careers that build a better world.

We are catalysts: We help students discover where they want to go and help them make that happen. We motivate and challenge students to aim higher. Every person is different, and we are here to serve their diverse needs.

We are a team: Our team members are professionals who work together. We pursue healthy and productive working relationships through open communication, mutual respect, and collaboration, while growing in our collective professional development.