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Career Development Center

The Career Development Center exists to help Salukis develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become and strong professional in the field they have chosen. We offer services that help students and alumni with every step of the process from choosing a major/career to practicing with you for the interview of your dream job.

Career Outcomes

Ever wonder what happens after college? This is your chance to see how people who attended SIU are spending their time after graduation. This information is available as a part of the First Destination Survey sent to graduating seniors at the end of every semester.

Choosing a Career or Major

You are making important decisions about your life and career and we can help. We offer career advisement, a valuable resource to help you clarify your career and life goals and develop the right educational plans to help you reach those goals. Ultimately, the decisions are yours to make, but, the Career Development Center provides vital support and information to make those decisions easier.

Employment Events

Job and internship fairs, employment webinars, Q&As, and employee panels provide students an inside preview of organizations. Learn about employment opportunities, workplace culture, and the employees that make up these companies.

Experiential Education

While earning a degree at SIU, it is important to consider adding hands-on experience to enhance the concepts learned in the classroom. Experiential education opportunities bring your education to the next level as you apply information, reflect on the experience, and process it to memory.

Hire a Saluki

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Graduate School Information

Students will make a number of decisions as they continue their academic quests at SIU Carbondale. They will be selecting their majors and deciding if they’ll be attending graduate school. It’s not uncommon for students to seek advice and information from faculty and staff.

Jobs and Internships

Searching for a job can be just as stressful as starting a new job! We have created a list of links for you to use to cast a wide net and catch as many job opportunities as possible.

Professional Clothing Closet

The Professional Clothing Closet gives SIU Students the opportunity to get one free professional outfit per semester they are enrolled at SIU. If you make the most of this opportunity, you will have clothes ready for your first job out of college.

Resources for Diverse Populations

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

            -Maya Angelou

We recognize that you may face challenges to the hiring process. The Career Development Center offers resources to help you take these challenges head-on.