Career Development Center

West Chester University

225 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610.436.2501


Career Development Process

Career development is a life-long process. Everyone approaches the process of choosing a major and career differently, so try not to compare yourself to those around you. Instead, focus on where you are and what will be most helpful for you. As you think about your career development, use the links and resources below to help guide you. The CDC staff is also available to support you through this process. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or would like to talk about your career plans.



Identify where you are in the decision-making process and what next steps will be helpful for you.



Think about your dreams, interests, values, and skills and how they relate to majors and careers.



Review majors, careers, and student activities to help you narrow down your options.


Preparation & Experience

Strengthen your professional skills by writing a resume and cover letter, interviewing, and applying to opportunities.


Reflection & Action

Consider how things are going and your future goals.