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The listings below are just a few of the numerous events provided by the Center. Login to DoreWays to learn more about these and other opportunities.

Vandy Meets the Street - Application Deadline: Sunday, August 30

The 4th annual Vandy Meets the Street is scheduled for October 15 and 16 during fall break. This finance internship recruiting event is designed for Vanderbilt juniors to connect with alumni working in top financial services firms in New York City. Firms expected to participate include: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Houlihan Lokey, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. Eligible students should apply via DoreWays. Deadline to apply is August 30. Information and updates can be found in our Finance industry listserv. You can signup to receive the listserv here.

Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look – Applications Now Open

This two-day event held in Washington D.C. October 15-16 will provide students and postdoctoral fellows in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), including Social Sciences, an opportunity to learn how federal STEM policy is made and the role of advocacy by various stakeholders in achieving policy goals. Participants will hear from officials, including VU alumni, who work in the Executive and Legislative branches of government as well as scientific societies, associations and coalitions who are actively engaged in influencing and promoting federal investments in science and engineering. For STEM students and postdocs thinking about careers in public policy, this behind the scenes look will provide insights to potential career opportunities. Interested juniors and seniors can apply via DoreWays. Deadline for undergraduate applications is September 6. Additional details can be found at the Office of Federal Relations STEM policy page.

Business, Communications & Consulting Industry Career Day

September 9, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Student Life Center Ballroom

Engineering & IT Industry Career Day

September 24, 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Student Life Center Ballroom

Law School Fair

October 6, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Student Life Center Ballroom


Our Mission

The Center for Student Professional Development helps students effectively develop their professional capabilities, define their identities and build resilience as they prepare for employment in a rapidly changing world.

The Five Pillars

The Five Pillars serve as the foundation for Center services. Our integrated, holistic approach ensures students are able to: 

  • Identify their strengths and interests
  • Understand change and manage transitions
  • Develop professionalism at school and in the workplace
  • Understand and pursue opportunities
  • Identify who is in their network and how to leverage personal connections

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Student Life Center, 2nd Floor
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday
The Commons Center, #217
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

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