Welcome to the Career Development Center!

The Career Development Center serves all students and alumni pursuing various future professional endeavors. Our services include resume reviews, career coaching, job and internship search assistance, and other tools to achieve life and professional success.

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Visit the Career Studio or schedule an appointment with your career coach for career assistance and more!

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Featured Resources

My Fit My Future Newsletter
My Fit My Future is a bi-weekly newsletter designed to help you identify and articulate YOUR core values and beliefs and to learn about organizations whose workplace culture is supportive of YOU. Sign up to be added to the distribution list.

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Big Interview
Big Interview is a free tool provided by the Career Development Center that helps students effectively prepare for interviews and building their confidence by practicing common interview questions.

Career Readiness Handbook
Our handbook promotes lifelong career readiness and provides invaluable information such as tips on how to determine your career, how to find a job or internship, how to dress for interviews, and much more.

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Focus 2 Career
Focus 2 Career guides you through a reliable, intuitive career and education decision making model to help you choose majors offered at Appalachian State, explore occupations and make informed career decisions.

National Job & Internship Sites
The Career Development Center is subscribed to several national job and internship listing sites for students to use when searching for opportunities. There are listings from all over the US in a wide variety of industries.

Resources for Underrepresented Students and Identity Groups
The Career Development Center is committed to serving a diverse student body at Appalachian State. These are some specific career resources related to certain affinity groups, identities, and interests.


Featured News

Recognizing Career Development Staff Success

We have some amazing staff members in our office who have recently been recognized by the University and professional organizations. Thank you for your tireless efforts to improve the services and care we offer students, faculty, staff and so many others! We are so very proud of your achievements!
May 27

2021 Supervisor of the Year

This year, we received several nominations for our inaugural Supervisor of the Year award. After careful consideration, we recognize Jennifer Coffey, Program Director of Student Veteran Services, as our 2021 Supervisor of the Year!Jennifer has supervised students employees for the past 10 years; fro
Jun 3

Former Student Employee Lands Job at Wolfspeed

Dominick Fetters excelled as a student employee in the Career Development Center for 1.5 years. In 2020, he earned his BS in Applied Physics and now just recently graduated with his MS in Engineering Physics in May. Dom applied all the strategies for job search and salary negotiation when applying f
Jun 4

Contact Us

Rm. 369, John E. Thomas Hall
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
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Career Tips

View these FREE job and internship sites purchased for you.

Learn about our Career Readiness Competencies here.

Visit our Career Studio to get help with your career materials from our Career Guides.

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