Career Exploration & Planning
Whether you are just beginning college or are approaching graduation, the Center for Career Development will help you prepare for your future. Take advantage of a one-on-one appointment with a Career Consultant, utilize virtual resources, connect with employers, and attend programs and workshops designed to help you explore careers and develop job-search skills.
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Personalized Career Consultations
You can meet with a Career Consultant who is specific to your area of study and will take a personalized approach to help you meet your unique needs. Visit Handshake to schedule an appointment.
Access to Handshake
Your 24/7 Resource to Career Development: Handshake is Duquesne University's exclusive online job and internship recruiting system that connects you to recruiters, programs, events and career fairs. You can search and apply for internships and career-related opportunities and will have access to features including a resource library, events, and career fairs.
Events to Support your Success and Connections with Employers
We are committed to building lasting relationships with employer's right in our backyard and around the country. Professional recruiters volunteer to be guest speakers, conduct practice interviews and perform resume critiques right on campus. With their support, the Center for Career Development hosts events throughout the academic year to help you develop professional and job search skills including Career Fairs, Resume Review Days, and Panel Discussions. Visit Handshake to view and register for events.
The Duquesne University Career Closet provides students with interview and work attire as they transition into the professional world. There are items in the closet that are for borrowing for one-time occasions and items that a student can keep. To schedule an appointment to meet with a campus consultant, or make a donation to the Career Closet, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Duquesne students are strongly encouraged to do internships and other forms of experiential learning. This is an excellent way to apply classroom learning to professional settings and develop a variety of lifelong skills while forming new connections. Whether exploring majors and career paths or expanding upon current interests, gaining relevant experience throughout your time at Duquesne paves the way to bigger goals. The Center for Career Development is here to support your internship search through career fairs, workshops, panels, career road trips, on-demand resources, and individualized guidance from your Career Consultant. Internship credit courses are also offered for various majors and include the direction of a faculty sponsor, reflection assignments, and evaluations.
Duquesne students and alumni have access to the following virtual resources free of charge.
Big Interview is an on-demand online interviewing platform that you can use to practice and prepare for upcoming interviews. You can use the Fast Track for a quick review or devote some time to the Mastery Track to develop strong interviewing skills.
Visit our Duquesne-designated link for Big Interview to register for an account. You will need to enter your @duq.edu email address to register. Please contact email@example.com if you encounter issues with registration.Learn More
Use CareerShift to search, select, and store job listings from job boards and company job postings. Get up-to-date contact information for millions of companies while reviewing in-depth information about them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 232-0632 for any issues with registration.Learn More
Schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant