Stephens College is committed to helping you find success in your career and in life.

Recognized as a national College of Distinction for Career Development, we take a comprehensive approach to career planning. We build skills and connect students with opportunities through our College-to-Career Program from day one.

What’s more, we stick with you as life changes. Our services are available to alumnae as well as students of all levels, free of charge.

Make an appointment with a Career Counselor >


College-to-Career Program

Our unique College-to-Career curriculum (C2C) makes career exploration and preparation an integral part of the Stephens experience, and gives you the competitive edge you need to succeed. A non-academic graduation requirement for all residential undergraduate students, C2C’s step-by-step approach begins at student orientation and builds to a student’s final year. Components include professional development seminars and conferences, career assessments, mock interviews, study abroad sessions and one-on-one career counseling.

C2C encourages students to start building professional relationships early and to complete multiple internships during their college career, leading to higher rates of success and career satisfaction following graduation.

C2C uses a combination of required and customizable components, allowing students to receive focused training and support in the areas they need it most. Accelerated versions of C2C are offered for transfer students and students in three-year degree programs.

Explore the C2C curriculum > 


Access Our 20,000+ Alumnae Network

Stephens alumnae are committed to helping our students find internships and opportunities. Many are involved as mentors and employers. CCPD connects you with the alumnae that can help make you career dreams a reality. See how the alumnae network has served our students >



At Stephens, we don’t just tell students it’s important to do an internship. We help you find, prepare for and maximize your internship experience, and then leverage your accomplishments to land your first job. For many Stephens students, internships are a required part of their major, and nearly half of our students complete more than one internship while in college.


Hire Stephens Stars

Powered by GradLeaders, Hire Stephens Stars is a private, online job search platform and central resource for Stephens students. Your Hire Stephens Stars profile and resume will help employers find you, and allows you to search and apply for job and internship opportunities.

Use Hire Stephens Stars to:

  • Research jobs and organizations
  • Apply for on and off-campus jobs
  • Schedule career counseling sessions
  • Sign up for CCPD workshops and events
  • Book mock interviews with CCPD staff or industry pros
  • Find resume and cover letter examples in the resource library

Register as a current student >


Stephens College Suit Closet

Do you need a professional outfit for an internship or job interview? Want to dress up for a presentation in class? Visit the Stephens College Suit Closet, located in the CCPD, to borrow business attire in a wide range of women’s styles and sizes, free of charge. Dry cleaning is included.

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8-4 p.m., Monday-Friday


First Floor, Visitors Center


Interview Rooms

Reserve an interview room equipped with the latest technology for in-person or remote interviews and video conferencing. Email [email protected] to reserve your space.


CCPD at a Glance

Located in the Stephens College Visitors Center, the CCPD partners with faculty, advisers, alumnae and employers to provide a full range of career planning services.

  • One-on-one career and graduate school counseling
  • Career, personality and strengths assessments
  • Job search consultation and strategy sessions
  • Workshops and conferences covering email communication, salary negotiation, networking skills and much more
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Portfolio preparation
  • Mock interviews with industry professionals and CCPD staff


Noah Hartsfield


Noah HartsfieldNoah has spent his career in higher education, working in both career services and human resources. In career services he has assisted students with finding and identifying internship and career options, as well as worked with corporate partners on planning and executing campus engagement programs. In human resources Noah has a background as both a generalist and a specialist working in the recruitment area. Before joining Stephens College, Noah was the inaugural Sourcing Specialist for the University of Missouri System Executive Search and Talent Fulfillment team. In this role he conducted nation-wide searches to identify potential leaders and professional staff members for positions at all four of the University of Missouri campuses. Noah holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from MU with an emphasis in Psychology, Sociology, and Music.

In his spare time, Noah is an avid ringer of English handbells and directs the handbell program at a local church. He is happily married and has two young sons (ages 4 and less than 1). When not chasing after his children in the park, Noah enjoys a good strategy table top, board, or card game and can often be found frequenting the board game stores of Columbia.

Contact Us

Center for Career and Professional Development

(573) 876-7101 [email protected] Visitors Center, First Floor

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