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Center for Student Professional Development



Career Coaching Available by Appointment This Summer

Although walk-in hours are on hiatus for the summer, our professional staff of career coaches are available to assist you Monday through Friday in person or via phone, email or Skype. Please call our office at 615-322-2750 or email careercenter@vanderbilt.edu to schedule a one-on-one appointment.


Don't Miss These Opportunities!

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.

Career Conversations Series - Applications Now Open

Apply now to participate in our Career Conversations Series featuring Vanderbilt Alumni working in consulting, HR, leadership training, and sales positions. This six-week series will cover numerous career-related topics and participants will be able to ask questions, get advice, and learn about evolving trends in the business world. The conversations will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. during September and October. Open to all students, interested applicants must include a writing sample as part of their application. Complete details are available in DoreWays, ID# 40924. Deadline to apply is August 17.

Vandy Meets the Street - Applications Open August 15

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, BlackRock, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Houlihan Lokey, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. Eligible students can apply beginning August 15 via DoreWays. Information and updates can be found in our Finance industry listserv. You can signup to receive the listserv here.

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

Learn more about us and meet our staff!



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We are located on the 2nd floor of
the Student Life Center.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk-In Hours
(During the academic year)
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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