Our Career Communities model is a holistic approach to help students expand their awareness of the many career paths, employer organizations, and industries that can align with their unique strengths and interests. Career Communities are organized by industry and create a collaborative ecosystem of support aimed at helping students explore their career interests and develop a plan to achieve their professional goals.
WP Success Teams are organized by Career Communities, allowing students to connect with academic advisors, career coaches, faculty mentors, staff, and peers who share an interest or expertise in a particular industry.
This community is geared towards anyone interested in working in a creative capacity. This community will give you opportunities in the arts, arts management, production, performance, media, advertising, and public relations realms.
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Your major doesn't just equal one career; explore our What you Can do with your Major resource to begin exploring. This resource features 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities.
Featured Career Areas:
Journalism, Digital Media, Public Relations
Creative & Performing Arts
This community is a great place to explore the many facets of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, human resources, sales, and data analytics. Opportunities can be found across the private & public sector.
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Your major doesn't just equal one career; explore our What You Can do with your Major resource to begin exploring. This resource features 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities.
Business & Finance
Sales & Marketing
This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Careers in this industry area attract those who enjoy helping people improve their lives through teaching, counseling, social work, and non-profit administration.
Human Services & Social Work
Human Resource Management
This community is geared towards career exploration and personal reflection and will help you learn more about yourself and discover career paths that fit you.
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This community is for activists and advocates, lawyers, and those interested in government, focusing on serving the public interest. Opportunities come from think tanks, non-profits, government, and educational institutions and can focus on the local, state, or national level.
Your major doesn't just equal one career; explore our What You Can Do with your Major resource to begin exploring. This resource features 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities.
Government, Politics & Law
Non-Profit & Social Impact
This community is a good fit for those who would like to learn about the variety of career paths in healthcare; public health, and biomedical research. Opportunities range from research, diagnosis, treatment, public health, medicine, therapy, and administration.
Healthcare & Public Health
Sports & Exercise Science
This community is for those who want a career using science, technology and research to solve problems, innovate, and inform. Opportunities expand across industries from data, technology, environmental sustainability, research, and engineering.
Pharma & Biotech
The Career Development Center is committed to supporting our diverse community and ensuring inclusive and equitable access to our services and resources. We are committed to providing career education that meets our students where they are on their career journey.
Our identity-focused communities provide students with specialized content that integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion within the career development journey.
The WP Career Center supports your diverse identities and experiences. These resources provide the knowledge and tools you will need to navigate the workplace and thrive in your professional career.
For the purposes of this page, a student of color is one who identifies as one or more of the following racial or ethnic groups: African, Alaskan Native, Asian, Black, Chicanx, Desi, Hispanic, Indigenous, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander.
Specialized Job & Internship Sites for Students of Color
Navigating Your Career as a First-Generation College Student
The WP Career Center supports your diverse identities and experiences. These resources provide the knowledge and tools you will need to navigate the workplace and thrive professionally. As a first-generation college student or alum, we are here to help you navigate WP's academic and career landscape. Below you will find resources to support your career journey.
Navigating Your Career as an LGBTQIA+ Individual
If you're an LGBTQIA+ individual, you may have concerns and questions about how your identity intersects with your career. Whether you want to make this aspect of yourself a central part of your professional path or not, there are several resources available to you. Check out the following resources to get started:
Job & Internship Boards
Navigating Your Career as a Veteran & Service Member
Veterans bring a wealth of unique experiences and skills to the workplace that are often complex and valuable. There are a variety of resources available that can provide guidance and support. Here are a few to consider:
Internships & Jobs
Navigating Your Career as a Student with Diverse Abilities
If you are a student with disabilities, whether they are visible or invisible, you might be concerned about facing discrimination while searching for a job or working in the workplace. Fortunately, there are various resources available that could be of great assistance. Check out the following resources to get started:
Job & Internships
Navigating Your Career as an International Student
Looking for a job outside of your home country can pose some challenges for students and graduates. One of the biggest hurdles is obtaining a work visa, which can limit the number of potential employers who are willing to sponsor or hire individuals with limited work authorization. Despite this, several resources are available that can help you navigate the process. Check out the following resources to get started:
Navigating Your Career as a Women
Women may face distinct hurdles as they navigate their career paths, search for job opportunities, and work in their chosen fields. There are several resources available to support women to succeed in their professional pursuits. Check out the following resources to get started:
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