Our Center for Professional Development (CPD) is here for undergraduates from all majors, identities, and interests. We are a hub for career exploration and career development. We offer resources and support for:

  • Finding and articulating your strengths, interests, goals and values
  • Exploring potential careers and the world of work
  • Learning about career-related tools resources available
  • Creating and refining resumes, cover letters, eportfolios, LinkedIn profiles
  • Learning how to cultivate a professional network
  • Searching for internships and jobs
  • Exploring graduate/professional school
  • Developing interview skills
  • Evaluating and negotiating offers
  • Building your reputation
  • and more!

We offer:

  • Private, confidential 1:1 career coaching appointments
  • Industry and skill-building events throughout the year
  • Alumni, employer and professional/graduate school connections
  • Career fairs, information sessions and informal events
  • Weekly newsletters packed with timely news, announcements and opportunities
  • Tailored industry and population-specific resources
  • Job, internship, and other experiential learning opportunity postings
  • Rooms students can reserve for studying or interviews – fill out this form to reserve a room!
  • Plus, other resources and tools to support you throughout each phase of your unique career journey.

Let us help you find what you’re looking for!

To begin engaging with our office, log into our Handshake career platform and create a profile. Handshake provides access to CPD workshops, coaching appointments, internship and job postings, career fairs, and targeted invitations to employer events/opportunities that match your interests. Stop by our office, meet our team and learn more. Contact for assistance in scheduling an appointment or finding a resource.

Student Disclaimer: The Center for Professional Development and Thayer Career Services does not make any representations or guarantees about positions posted in the Handshake system or any other job / internship sites listed on the CPD website as a suggested resource for students. It is the responsibility of the student to research the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying. Students with questions or concerns about an opportunity, event or organization may contact the CPD at or Thayer Career Services at, respectively.


Thank You To Our Employer Partners!

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Highlighted Resources for Students

Alumni Connections

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  • Head of Sales and Operations Planning Lucid Motors
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  • Principal Client Advisor VTS
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  • Seattle, WA
  • Senior Product Manager TikTok
Meet Sergey >
  • London, UK
  • Student Imperial College London
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  • Chicago, IL
  • Strategist, People Operations Google
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  • Stamford, CT
  • Faculty in Humanities & Social Sciences Greenwich Country Day School
Meet Anna >
  • New York, NY
  • Senior Director, Strategy EY-Parthenon
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