Director's Welcome

 

Tom CathWelcome to the Valparaiso University Career Center and our website.  The Career Center offers a wealth of career services, including personal career counseling, networking events and career fairs, an ongoing workshop series to help students build career skills and connections, internship and co-op opportunities, and access to hundreds of job openings.  We also provide students, alumni, and employers with opportunities to connect with each other.

At Valpo, the Career Center has a mission to teach lifelong skills.  This strategy involves helping students assess personal skills and interests, learning how to identify and research career fields, obtain internships, network and identify job opportunities.  Our goal is to provide students with a comprehensive career development program, which encourages them to better understand themselves and how to pursue a vocation that is a good fit for them. 

We believe that students should begin their career exploration process early in their college career.  With this in mind, we encourage students to initiate the process of writing resumes, exploring internships, attending occupational panels, and meeting Valpo alumni during their first and second years of college.  By doing this, Valpo students develop a greater understanding of their career fields and have more career options as they progress with their college education.

We encourage students to become involved with the Career Center by setting up a career advising appointment, attending one of our events, or stopping  by during drop-in hours.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Sincerely,

Tom Cath 
Director of the Career Center