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Career Development Center – Students
Career Development Center

Career Development Center Overview

The Career Development Center (CDC) is here to help you acquire the information and skills necessary to transition from university life to the world-of-work. Whether you have a clear idea of where your career is headed or no idea whatsoever, the CDC has something to offer you. Feel free to contact our office at (618) 650‑3708 with questions or to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

Our Services at a Glance

Career Counseling

Career Development Center Front Desk
  • Choosing a Major
  • Career Assessments
  • Resumé
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews
  • Social Media and LinkedIn
  • Graduate School Preparation

Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internships

  • Gain real-world work experience in your field while pursuing your degree


Career Counseling
  • Presentations and Workshops
  • Sample Resumés and Other Career Related Documents
  • What Can I Do with This Major?
  • Cougar Career Closet

Employer Connections

  • On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
  • Employer Research
  • Job Listings on Cougar Jobline
  • Resumé Referral Service
  • Career Fairs
  • Mentor Program


CDC Fast Facts

  • In the last year:

    • Nearly 650 students earned over $3.2 million through co-ops and internships

    • 8,812 jobs were posted by employers through the CDC

    • 339 employers recruited SIUE students through on-campus career fairs last year

  • 90 percent of SIUE students secure jobs within six months of graduation

  • St. Louis is home to nine Fortune 500 companies
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