Center for Career + Professional Development
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.
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.
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 these 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
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.
8-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
First Floor, Visitors Center
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