Career and Professional Development

The W&L Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) 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.

Get Started with CPD
Finding a career is an ongoing process that starts the first day you come to campus. Whether you are undecided about your career path, seeking academic advice, or looking for your first job or internship, we can help. Current students can get started by enrolling in the CPD Canvas Course. To meet with a Career Fellow or Advisor, log on to Handshake to schedule an appointment, email, or stop by our office on the 3rd floor of the Commons.
Meet Our Team
The Career and Professional Development team is here to support your career journey at every stage. Through individual advising, our professional and student career advisors provide customized, high-quality career-related services, programming and advising at every stage of your career journey.
Career and Graduate School Outcomes
With a liberal arts education, an array of opportunities, personalized career advising and a dedicated alumni network, W&L graduates find success in their chosen careers all around the world.
Alumni Career Advising
Your connection to our office didn't end with graduation. The Office of Career and Professional Development can help you individually navigate your career transitions, connect with the W&L network, or share a job or internship opportunity with current students and alumni. Contact to get started!

Interested in hearing about job opportunities for alumni in your field? Join the  CPD alumni careers email distribution list and select your experience level, industry, and geographic preferences.
Recruit W&L Students and Alumni
The Office of Career and Professional Development offers many ways for employers to engage with Washington and Lee students and alumni including virtual and on-campus information sessions, formal recruitment events, and our online portal, Handshake, for jobs, internships, or other professional opportunities. Contact our office at

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