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Faculty Guide to the CCPD

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) offers many services for our faculty and staff partners. We work collaboratively with these partners in establishing and building career plans that span a student's four years at Western Carolina University. We are willing to work closely with you in the development of curriculum, extra-curricular activities and workshops and by helping you identify employer talent to bring to campus.

Our CCPD 101 Faculty Guide provides an overview of CCPD staffing, services, liaison model, and specialized programs and staff work.



College Liaison Email
Arts & Sciences Carrie Hachadurian  
Business Erin Waddell 
Education & Allied Professions Erin Waddell 
Engineering & Technology Carrie Hachadurian
Fine & Performing Arts April McNiff  
Health & Human Sciences Carrie Hachadurian
Honors College Heather Gordon 
Campus Partners/Staff April McNiff  
USI / LEAD Courses Heather Gordon 


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Deans and Department heads


Working with Students

Check out this article from some WCU COB Faculty on incorporating BIG INTERVIEW into their curriculum. 

Working with Employers

  • See our comprehensive employer page for information on how we work with employers. 
  • If you’d like to include employers as guest speakers in your classroom, contact your liaison
  • Encourage employers to post job and internship opportunities in JobCat. (link is specific for employers).
  • This short guide from NACE provides you with guidance on ethical and legal situations you may encounter helping students with job and internship searches.



  • Learn all about internships on our comprehensive page.
  • Teach students the importance of internships using our module
  • Need to approve paperwork in JobCat? Use this link for faculty
  • If your department does not currently coordinate with our office for internships for credit and you would like to discuss doing so, please contact Theresa Cruz Paul, our Director, at 828.227.3812 or

Deans and Department Heads

Faculty Support

The CCPD supports faculty and staff in their CV/ resume development. Feel free to download these CV samples (using Microsoft Word) and use at your discretion. Please note some sections may not pertain to you, while other sections you need may not be included. Change sections as needed.

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