Career Preparation

Valparaiso University offers a comprehensive, lifelong career development program for undergraduate and graduate students.

Career Center

The Career Center encourages students to begin their career exploration process early.

Resources

Located in Harre Union, the Center offers a career resource library, workshop and interview spaces, career counseling appointments and drop-in advising hours. Intranet resources for students include job listings and an internship database.

Services

Our career counselors help students discover their path and build career skills by offering services such as workshops, career counseling, job search support, resume and cover letter critique, and a mock interview program.

Events

The Career Center sponsors hosts regular events that bring students and employers together including regular on-campus career fairs and interviews with employers, career-specific panel discussions and networking events, and the Annual Networking Reception and Etiquette dinner.

A dedicated Law School Career Planning Center assists law students with all aspects of career development.

Real-World Experience

Experiential, hands-on learning is an integral part of each student’s preparation for life and work.

Internships and Cooperative Education positions provide excellent opportunities to learn by direct experience under the supervision of a professional. An abundance of such opportunities have been established throughout the University. Students receive internship support from the Career Center and within their departments.

Internships »

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I think having industry experience and being able to share that perspective with students is very important.

Michael Hagenberger
Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

 

Brian Ralston

During the semesters I spent on co-op, I was able to experience and learn much more about the world after graduation than a normal four-year college experience allows.

Brian Ralstin '09, Civil Engineering
American Structurepoint, Inc.

 

Pre-Professional Studies