The Career Development Center at Appalachian State University supports the mission of the university and its Division of Student Affairs in developing lifelong learners and leaders by engaging and challenging students within a culture of care and inclusion. Students who participate in the centers services are able to identify core values, beliefs and skills and use them to articulate relatable career goals; acquire transferable skills and relevant experiences for future professional endeavors; and utilize resources that are available to gain experiential learning opportunities and cultivate professional networks.
Our mission is to encourage students to explore career paths, identify and develop skills, and pursue experiential opportunities. Our vision is that each member of the Appalachian State community will be empowered to achieve lifelong professional success.
The staff in the Career Development Center are committed to confronting and denouncing racism and actions that marginalize members of our community. We actively solicit input and feedback from students, campus partners, and employers to continuously improve how we serve the needs of students particularly our students of color. Our goal is that students have confidence in understanding career options and navigating their transition from college.
The Career Development Center works to facilitate the University's goal of economic development for the region. Our staff facilitates unions between our students and employers that benefit the state as a whole through career fairs, employer workshops, information sessions, networking events, and on-campus interviewing opportunities.