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CCPD Mission Statement

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) empowers students to optimize their professional and life potential through career exploration, experiential learning, and connections with employers and opportunities.

Career Exploration

Provide tools to enable students to make informed decisions regarding careers and majors.
Offer workshops and seminars that will assist with developing sound strategies for career choice.
Expose students to various career options based on major and persona interest.

Graduate and Professional School

Assists with awareness regarding graduate and professional schools.
Gives opportunities for graduate and professional school test preparation.
Law School Admission Test Preparation
Graduate Record Examination
Medical College Admission Test
Guide students to create bridges of understanding about major selections, career choice, and graduate school.
Engage graduate school admission staff to recruit on campus.
Encourage student participation in graduate school and professional school fairs; on and off campus.

Internship opportunities

Create viable and meaningful opportunities to gain career experience.
Allows students to explore career options.
Expose students to corporate and non-profit culture.
Offer seminars on career and professional development.

Community Service Program

Collaborate with the Office of Student Engagement to give students real world meaningful experience in the community.
Identifies possible career options for DU students.
Helps students meet required community service time (120 hours).

Dillard University Alumni Career Network

New initiative-partnership with the Office of Alumni- Fall 2013. Designed to give DU alumni and current students and opportunity to explore various careers options.

Alumni will outreach to students to provide the following services/activities: 

Informational Interviews Alumni Career Fairs Job Shadowing Mentoring Network events Living The Legacy Conference -A professional conference for DU alumni and current students


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