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For Students

Welcome to the Career Development Center! We're here to empower and guide you through every step of your career decision-making process.

    Career advising can help at every stage of planning for life after Central Michigan University. Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to talk about possible career paths, professional documents (resumes, cover letters), the job/internship search process, interview strategies, and building your professional brand. Schedule your appointment by logging into Handshake.

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    Take advantage of three excellent resources available through the Career Development Center to help you assess your skills, interests and professional aspirations.

    Career Assessments

    Use your time at CMU to create a career plan through self-exploration, exploring academic and career options, and taking action to launch your career goals. Visit the Career Planning page for resources to guide you on your path.

    Career Planning

    As a Central Michigan University student, you now have access to a powerful online and in-person network of diverse mentors. Joining and engaging with Central Connections can help you build a network with alumni and non-alumni professionals and with CMU faculty and staff.

    Visit our Events and Fairs section to learn about our annual career fairs and other upcoming workshops and networking opportunities.

    Events & Fairs

    First Impressions provides CMU students with free professional attire for interviews, job fairs, and other professional events. All CMU students are eligible to receive one free outfit per semester.

    Learn About First Impressions

    Handshake is our career management platform with thousands of internship and job postings. Learn more about how to use Handshake to prepare for your future career.


    Learn About Handshake

    Practice your interview skills with a trained peer interviewer. Your mock interviewer can tailor your interview experience to help you prepare for an upcoming job or internship interview. Schedule a mock interview by logging into Handshake.

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    Visit our Resources section for help with everything from deciding on a major-career path to crafting the perfect resume to acing your next interview.


    Career peers provide tips and strategies to empower students to craft their resumes and other application materials. Peer advisors also make referrals to other Career Development Center resources. Schedule a resume review by logging into Handshake.

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    If you have secured a virtual interview but don't have the appropriate space, the CMU Career Development Center offers students the opportunity to reserve a room to use for virtual interviews. The interview room is equipped with a desktop Mac computer with a webcam, a laptop stand if you wish to bring your own, an ethernet cord and two adaptors (USB and USB-C), a ring light, power strip, pens and notepads, and soft white noise in the background. The Career Development Center is located in Ronan 240. Please submit this form in its entirety and we will contact you to confirm your booking.