Planning for a Successful Career

Whether just beginning college or approaching graduation, the Center for Career Development can help you explore majors and careers, seek internships and develop professional and job search skills. The Center is also here to help you prepare for future success either in assisting with your job search or by pursuing advanced degrees. 

We have many offerings throughout the year to assist in the successful transition from classroom to the workplace. These programs will help you gain experience, secure a job and grow as a professional.

  • Career Exploration: Figuring out what career path to take can be confusing. Learn what you can do with a major.
  • Career-Related Experiences: Internships, part-time work and volunteering are excellent ways for you to gain valuable experience, learn about careers and start to network with professionals. We can assist you in finding these opportunities. 
  • Job Search:  We offer one-on-one, individual career counseling to meet your individual needs. This professional guidance provides resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, interest assessment testing to help explore career opportunities and clarify personal goals, job search preparation and job fair information.
  • Professional: We facilitate lifelong career management by helping you develop the professional skills necessary to become contributing members of the workplace, community and world. 

Explore this website for information, events and resources. Current students and alumni can schedule a one-on-one meeting with a career development professional.

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For 2022, Pittsburgh was ranked one of the 11 Best U.S. Cities for Young Professionals by Spacewise and named the most affordable city for housing by Bloomberg. Additionally, Pittsburgh is among the top 10 best cities for STEM jobs, according to WalletHub.

Duquesne University students are an important part of the emerging economic and social greatness of the University's home. Check out more Pittsburgh rankings and learn why it's one of America's most livable cities.