Starkle Dream Up. Stephens College

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Taking you from college to career.

Stephens College is committed to helping students and alumnae prepare for success in the workforce and life. We take a holistic approach to career and life planning and understand the importance of connecting the right graduate with the right opportunity. 

College-to-Career Curriculum

For our undergraduate residential college students, we offer a unique College-to-Career curriculum. This non-academic graduation requirement for all students (beginning with the Fall 2015 entering class of first-year students) focuses on career exploration, counseling and assessment. A step-by-step approach begins at student orientation and builds to a student's final year. Requirements include attending professional development seminars and conferences, career assessments, mock interviews, study abroad sessions and one-on-one career counseling appointments. 

Center for Career and Professional Development

Located at the heart of campus in Lela Raney Wood Hall, the CCPD provides a full range of services to assist with career planning. The CCPD partners with faculty, advisers, alumnae and employers on a wide range of student success initiatives. Services include:

  • An online job database and resource library available to all levels of student from first-year students to alumnae to graduate students.
  • Workshops held throughout the year for soft skill development. Lunch-and-Learns are conveniently scheduled and cover a wide range of essential topics. Additional professional development conferences and lectures are held throughout the year.
  • Access to our 20,000+ alumnae network. Our alumnae are committed to helping our students find internships and opportunities. Many are involved as mentors.
  • The Suit Closet, housed at the CCPD, allows students to check out professional work attire.   

In addition, our centrally located center encourages employers to come to campus to interview students. Interview rooms are also equipped with the latest technology for teleconferencing and distance-interviewing.


Internships are an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a professional work setting. Many of our programs require an internship, and often our students pursue several during their time at Stephens. The CCPD helps students find, prepare for and maximize their internships.  

Read about recent and upcoming student internships.

Contact us:
Center for Career and Professional Development
317 Lela Raney Wood Hall
(573) 876-7101            

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