Guiding Principles

  • Each student has a unique career development journey
  • Every Career Center team member advocates on behalf of all students, especially for access to opportunities
  • Excellence in mission evolves from student integrity and readiness for lifelong successful career transitions
  • Employers, alumni, and other stakeholders deserve efficient processes and effective communication
  • Embrace a spirit of diversity and inclusion through programs and interactions that reflect our foundational belief in the dignity of all 


  • Engage in their career development process
    • Examine values, interests, personality traits, and skills 
    • Extend this knowledge to adjust or confirm major selection and future career decisions
  • Experience learning opportunities in career areas of interest
    • Experiment through internships, externships, career treks, networking events, informational interviews, and other professional development activities
    • Enhance professional networking skills gained through these experiential opportunities
  • Explore career options
    • Evaluate viable options for a first destination after graduation
    • Employ the resources available to them to discern, apply for, and select a first destination
    • Exude confidence and professionalism in personal brand through application materials, online presence, interview skills, and communications


  • Engage in the on campus recruiting process through posting, interviewing, and participating in events in accordance with ethical standards
    • Evaluate potential talent
    • Examine opportunities for additional involvement
  • Expand their brand on campus through involvement in career programming
    • Explain organizational culture and mission to students and Career Center team members
    • Explore opportunities to connect with student groups, faculty, staff, and administration
  • Extend offers to talented ND students
    • Employ best-fit talent in internships and entry-level positions
    • Extend alumni engagement across recruiting functions