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Center for Career and Professional Development

WCU's Center for Career and Professional Development connects on and off-campus employers with student talent. Our services and partnerships set out to prepare our students not only to meet the workforce needs of our region and state but to become leaders in their field.

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Helping you explore your career path and pursue your goals.

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The Center for Career and Professional Development inspires you to pursue what is important in your life. Whether that is graduate school, internships, or employment we are here to help you succeed and thrive in the path you choose. Check out our resources listed on this site and visit us for one-on-one assistance.



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Our students learn more than just the content of their disciplines; they are taught to lead, to work in teams, to be professionals, and to respond appropriately to cultures different than their own. DegreePlus is a holistic approach to education that sets out to strengthen our incredible work around leadership, cultural responsiveness, teamwork, and professionalism and to make it an intentional enhancement to the curricular and co-curricular experience at WCU. Participation prepares students for life after Western Carolina University.


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Campus Employment

Student employment is a valuable part of the educational experience for our students, and we welcome the opportunity to support and advance your professional and personal development. Student workers at WCU have opportunities to enhance their learning in the five global outcomes promoted by WCU for all students. 


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The Hire Advantage Supervisor Program is an eight-week, asynchronous course in Canvas and is available to part-time and full-time faculty and staff members of WCU. The program aims to connect supervisors of student workers to additional resources and information regarding managing students for optimum student professional development. 


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