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Transitioning from College to a Career can be difficult, but the career development center is here to help!  

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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Internships are a great first step into the career field you chose.  Take this opportunity to network, absorb information, and learn some new skills.

Jobs Search Links

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.

Professional Skills

Whether you are just starting to create your professional toolkit or you have been working for 20 years, we offer some resources to help you make sure your professional skills are up to date and ready to use.  

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 in the hiring process. The Career Development Center offers resources to help you take these challenges head-on.