Welcome!  The staff at the Center for Career Development is excited to meet and work with first year students as you navigate your way through the first year at Drew University.

At Drew, career development starts in the first year and extends throughout your Senior year, and beyond. It is never too early to engage in self-assessment, consider career options, and think about internship opportunities.

During the academic year, we offer a variety of workshops and seminars featuring employers and alumni in fields ranging from the arts and communication to environmental science and sustainability, health, publishing, law enforcement, education, business and the non-profit sectors. In addition, we help all students prepare a professional résumé and cover letter, assist them with finding and conducting internships, and provide individual, one-on-one career counseling.

The Center for Career Development also includes the Academic Internship Office, Federal Community Service Program and the Office of Pre-Professional Studies (Pre Heatlth and Pre Law).

In the spring, all first year students are encouraged to take MyPlan, an online career assessment program that measures a student’s skills, values, interests, and personality and the careers that complement them.   After completing MyPlan, schedule an individual counseling session to interpret the results and plan the next steps.

Please visit our office and discover the many ways we can help your professional development at Drew.   Our offices are located in Sycamore Cottage and we can be contacted at 973-408-3710 or career@drew.edu.

We look forward to four successful years ahead!

All the best,

Suzanne Ceravolo
Director, Center for Career Development

 

First Year Students

  • Visit the Career Center and make an appointment with a Career Counselor. Explore possible majors and career options through career counseling and career assessments.
  • Ask for tutoring help if you’re having problems with a course. Don’t wait too long.
  • Get involved with a sport, club, or volunteer organization.
  • Explore part-time jobs or community service work. Even a few hours per week with help you develop new skills.
  • Learn about internships you might do next year.
  • Write a resume and a general cover letter. Have them reviewed by a Career Counselor.
  • Work on your computer skills. Strong computer skills are useful in every career.
  • Attend career panels and information sessions.
  • Find out about Career Center events on Twitter, Facebook and in the daily Drew Today emails.