Career Development and Your Student

Throughout students' experiences at Valpo, they undergo tremendous emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.  A crucial- yet sometimes overlooked - component of holistic student development and wellbeing is career development.  Our students are inundated with strong messages from parents, media, etc. that often portray an incorrect (or at best, incomplete) picture of the career development process.  

Career development is a lifelong process of self-exploration and awareness, continual acquisition of knowledge about the ever-changing world of work, and decision-making.  Most students will undergo several career changes throughout their lives, and therefore it is essential that they are empowered and equipped with the understanding of how to make career decisions...not just help them "plug in" to a specific job/field where they'll stay for life (*this scenario is extremely uncommon nowadays).  We would like to partner with you to aid your students in their vocational discernment and development of practical job search skills which they can use for a lifetime.