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Career and Professional Development

 

About Us

The Center for Career & Professional Development at Dillard University serves all students by offering career advising, career education and opportunities to network and intern with employers and industry professionals.  Students are encouraged to visit the CCPD at least once a year as you prepare for graduation and your upcoming job search.  

 

Services

  • Career Advising:  Meet with a career advisor to develop and explore your career goals, and to structure a plan for pursuing them.  The CCPD staff is available to see students by appointment and on a walk in basis on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. To set up an appointment, email career@dillard.edu, or call the office at (504) 816-4346.  
  • Bleu Pride Guide:  The Bleu Pride Guide is our online database that assists students with their search for job and internship opportunities, and acts as an online career center providing other career development resources.  Log-on to upload your resume, register for events, learn about on-campus recruitment and much more!
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing Skills:  Through workshops and 1-on-1 appointments, get help identifying your strengths and skills, and learn how to present them effectively.
  • Graduate School Advising:  Want to go to graduate or professional school? You can review web and library resources, attend workshops, learn about letters of recommendation, get your essays critiqued and get one-on-one advice and information on preparing for and applying to professional schools. 
  • Graduate School and Career Fairs:  The CCPD offers Dillard students several opportunities to attend job fairs and graduate school fairs throughout the academic year.
  • Personal & Career Assessments:  The CCPD provides opportunities for students to further explore their strengths and interests through internationally recognized assessments such as Strengths Quest, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and others.  Please speak with a CCPD staff member if you are interested in taking an assessment to further your career exploration.
  • Events & Workshops:  The CCPD offers a variety of programs throughout the academic year for all students.  Keep up with what’s going on by logging on to the Bleu Pride Guide or following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  • Bleu Corps Career Ambassador Internship Program:  Each year, students are recommended by faculty and staff to participate in an intensive career development program.  The program prepares students for careers in their industries and certifies students to become a peer career coach.  

Center for Career & Professional Development Staff

 

Carretta Cooke, Director

ccooke@dillard.edu

(504) 816-4222

 

Clayton Shelvin, Assistant Director

cshelvin@dillard.edu

(504) 816-4079

 

2601 Gentilly Boulevard

Student Union, Suite 260

New Orleans, LA 70122

 

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Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
504.283.8822

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