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Academic Affairs Career Development Center

Welcome to the CDC! We are here to empower you during your career development journey. Here you will find the tools and resources that will help you take personal responsibility for your lifelong career path. The goal is to have you examine your values, interests, skills, and abilities to define your life according to your vocation and purpose. We are here to guide you every step of the way.

The global job market is competitive. Our office will guide you in developing necessary life and career skills that can lead to success. At the CDC, we pride ourselves in fostering external partnerships and collaborations that can take your work at Barry and ground it in real-world experience. Our innovative technology and resources will provide services that extend beyond the campus and help you find a career where you are maximizing your skills for the betterment of the world. 

For Students

Preparation for the career you love begins right here on campus. We have several tools and resources available to help students from all walks of life achieve their greatest potential. From tools that help you build a career development framework to resources that can help you find an on-campus job, we have everything you need to plan your transition from student life to a real-world career. 

Especially if you are feeling unsure of what you want your professional life to look like, the resources available to you are an excellent way to help you determine your purpose and passion. Explore your interests and values, speak with representatives from different majors, and network with professionals to become clear on how you are meant to contribute to the world. 

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” - St. Catherine of Siena

For Students Career Development Framework

Take action from the very first year of college to discover who you are and what you would like to do with your life. Explore different majors and career options that can provide you with a satisfying work life. 

We will help you use the knowledge and experience you have gained to embark on a successful journey. 

 For Students Career Resources

The goal of the Career Development Center is to encourage you to take personal responsibility to make use of our services and resources to plan your career. Planning begins as early as your first year and extends to your senior year and beyond. Additionally, we teach students the skills necessary to accomplish successful career searches and career progression. 

Career Development Center is a comprehensive unit that assists students in a variety of ways throughout their college career and after graduation. Career Counselors are available to provide counseling and assistance regarding career development to students, and alumni, in accordance with the University’s mission imperative of a caring environment. Career counseling is available on a scheduled appointment basis. 

Services

Jobs on Campus

Resources for Everyone Diversity Resources

The Career Development Center is committed to serving students and alumni of diverse identities. We seek to provide career resources and information that promote equity and inclusivity of all members of our Barry community. This is a growing database that will become more diverse and robust as the office continues to update and discover added resources.

For personalized assistance with your career journey, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet with your career counselor. The Career Development Center is committed to maintaining accessibility of our services by providing career resources, information, and accommodation for students and alumni with disabilities.  

For Employers

Handshake is the Career Development Center’s online job board for students and alumni. It is where employers can post their internship, part-time and full-time positions. It is the best way to inform our students/alumni about your open positions and an excellent way for you to conduct a targeted search of potential candidates.

Once you log on, not only will you have the ability to post job opportunities, but you will also be able to sign up for career fairs, schedule information and interview sessions and even participate in mock interviews on campus.

For Faculty and Staff

The Career Development Center strives to support the academic mission of Barry University. The potential partnerships between faculty and the Career Development Center are numerous. We encourage faculty to partner with us to educate and prepare students for post-graduation life. 

There are many ways that we can help you, and that you can help us, so that whether students are working on their resumes, job searching or preparing for graduate school, together we can support their goals.

How faculty can help the Career Development Center

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    Promote and incorporate career events into your syllabi.

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    Refer students to their liaison in The Career Development Center.

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    Attend our events and network with relevant employers.

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    Let us know what organizations you would like for us build relationships with and share your network as appropriate

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    Promote and incorporate career events into your syllabi.

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    Refer students to their liaison in The Career Development Center.

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    Attend our events and network with relevant employers.

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    Let us know what organizations you would like for us build relationships with and share your network as appropriate

How the Career Development Center can help you and your students:

  • Let us know what organizations you would like for us build relationships with and share your network as appropriate
  • Serve as the liaison between you and employer guest speakers for classes.
  • Help students explore their choice of a major and identify jobs and internships within a career context.
  • Provide opportunities to connect with employers via career fairs, alumni panels, and other career or networking events.
  • Verify student attendance at career events if required for class or extra credit.
  • Continue to maintain and expand Handshake, the Career Development Center’s job search and career management system, including job postings, employers and contacts, career documents, and more.
  • Provide copies of the annual Career Guide, a career development guidebook created by The Career Development Center.

About The Career Development Center

The purpose of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to empower students and alumni to take personal responsibility for their lifelong career development. The overall goal is to challenge every student to examine their values, interest, skills and abilities and to define his or her life in terms of vocation by providing opportunities for students to Learn, Reflect and Serve. Our office educates students and alumni on essential job searching and life skills to propel them to succeed in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

By cultivating external partnerships, the CDC exposes the university to diverse opportunities where individuals can utilize all facets of their education to embrace a global worldview and serve the international community. Through university collaborations, the CDC fosters relationships with faculty and staff to integrate the academic experience with the workplace.

The CDC uses innovative technology and resources to provide comprehensive services beyond the traditional campus environment. In support of institutional assessment efforts, the CDC continually examines outcomes and implements best practices.

The purpose of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to empower students and alumni to take personal responsibility for their lifelong career development

Opportunities for Students to:

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    Learn

    Learn about themselves and the needs of society

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    Reflect

    Reflect on who they are in relation to the needs of society and their role in it

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    Serve

    Serve the community while finding purpose in their lives

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John Moriarty Director Career Development Center

Letter from the Director

“Welcome to the Career Development Center. Every student holds the promise of endless potential and infinite possibilities, and the Career Development Center team is here to help you navigate this path to success! ”

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