Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Valparaiso University Center for Career and Professional Development. We offer a variety of services including career counseling/advising, networking events and career fairs, a workshop series to help students build skills and connections, internship and co-op opportunities, and access to thousands of job openings. We also provide students, alumni and employers opportunities to connect with each other.

At Valpo, the Center for Career and Professional Development has a mission to teach lifelong skills. This involves helping students assess personal skills, values 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, one which encourages them to better understand themselves and teaches them how to pursue a vocation that is a good fit for them.

We believe 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 occupations, completing 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 occupational options as they progress through their college education.

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


Tom Cath
Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development