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Virtual Services for Students, Alumni  & Employers

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development (CCD) guides students in identifying career opportunities that fit with their skills, interests and aspirations. We facilitate specialized programs, generate internship and full-time opportunities, and build connections between students and employers.

Exclusive Opportunity for Graduates Entering Remote and Hybrid Careers

Are you ready to find adventure, cultivate meaningful relationships, and prioritize work-life balance while simultaneously advancing your career? The First Ascent community is specifically designed to help you propel your remote or hybrid career in the mountains of West Virginia through Community, Purpose, and the Outdoors.

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In-Person and Virtual Career Assistance

Meet with our team year round! For assistance or to ask quick questions, email

Schedule an Appointment

Intern Success Stories

Have you recently accepted an offer to participate in a fall 2022 or spring or summer 2023 internship? Share your good news!

Internship Survey

Careers in West virginia

Say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! Learn about the benefits of living and working in the Mountain State. Check out awesome job opportunities in growing industries!

Discover Internships and Jobs


The CCD understands that employers and students prefer different ways to recruit—and be recruited.
We create programs that adapt to the needs of our employers, students, and alumni.

Career Exploration, Coaching, and Development

Whether you're still exploring majors, preparing to negotiate multiple job offers, or somewhere in between, the CCD has you covered.

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This spring, the CCD will offer Strengths Finder 2.0 assessments and personalized analysis.  Details Coming Soon

Learn About Strengths Finder 2.0

Career Fairs & Events

Mark your calendars with a great line up of networking and professional development events.

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Employer Engagement

The CCD can provide your organization with innovative recruitment strategies and campus branding opportunities to grow your talent pipeline.


What We Offer

  • Individualized career exploration, planning, and job search strategies 
  • Peer career coaching sessions 
  • One-on-one resume and cover letter creation 
  • Mock interviews, both virtual and in-person 
  • Job shadows and company site visits 
  • Career fairs, networking events, and professional development workshops 
  • On-campus interviews with nationwide employers hiring for internships and full-time roles
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