Career and Professional Development

The Career and Professional Development Office supports and empowers students and alumni to discover, navigate and achieve their career and professional goals through hands-on advising and tailored resources, programs and events. We seek to engage with you individually to explore your interests, abilities and passions, equip you with the skills and tools needed to achieve career success, and develop the confidence to pursue your goals. From navigating your career interests to building your resume, searching for internships to preparing for a final job interview, we are here to help you every step of the way.

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current students available to help you navigate the job and internship search
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Career Exploration
Finding a career is an ongoing process that starts the first day you come to campus. Whether you are an undecided about your career path, seeking academic advice, or looking for your first job or internship, we can help. To schedule an appointment or get started, call (540) 458 - 8595, stop by our office on the 3rd floor of the Commons, or log on to Handshake.
Resources for Diverse Students
Career Development supports all W&L students. These resources explore some of the unique issues diverse students may encounter in the job search process. We offer career advice, job search resources, on- and off-campus resources and FAQs. While all CPD Advisors can assist you, two of our staff serve on the Office of Inclusion and Engagement Advisory Board, Lorri Olan P'17, Associate Director of Advising and Faculty Advisor to the Latinx Student Organization, and Gabe Pickett, Assistant Director of Recruitment.
Graduate School
Graduate school is a big decision. Be sure that it is the right decision for you. In collaboration with your faculty advisor, put together a recommended timeline, research programs and financial aid, and gather your application materials. Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to get started.

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