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Career Design and Development for Students

Come early, come often. That's our motto and our offer – and we hope you take us up on it.

Two qualities most employers look for when hiring a candidate are confidence and career-related work experience.

The Office of Career Design and Development takes pride in building both of those skills throughout your Widener journey so you can identify strengths and passions and pursue your dreams.

relationship with counselorRelationship with a Career Liaison

Students are matched with career liaisons their first semester, based on their major or program. Career liaisons provide personalized support for students and are available for unlimited one-on-one sessions and during walk-in hours. Walk-in sessions are 10 to 15 minutes and are great for reviewing resumes and cover letters or asking a quick question.

career explorationExploration of Career Paths

Some students know exactly what they want to do after graduation; others are still seeking. No matter where you are in your professional journey, we can help you explore your strengths, interests, and values and how they connect with academic majors and career paths.


professional developmentDevelopment of Professional Skills

We work with faculty to weave skills-based learning into Widener's academic curriculum. As part of your coursework, you'll combine academic knowledge with professional skills to ensure success in the workplace. We also offer professional development workshops and events and a suite of online resources to help build these crucial skills. We aren't just concerned about you getting your first job, but making sure you know how to market yourself throughout your career.

work experienceOpportunities for Work Experience

Career-related work experience ranks among the top three criteria employers look for when hiring graduates. We help students find work experiences through internship and co-op support, annual on-campus career fairs, as well as through our online job and career events board, Handshake


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