The CDC: an insider's guide

October 8, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Mount Holyoke works diligently to prepare students for lifelong success. By connecting their classroom experience with practical applications both on and off campus, they are ready for the world once they graduate. Pivotal in this transition is the Career Development Center (CDC), which provides career support to both students and alumnae.


Beginning in their first year, students are invited to explore the wide array of resources available in the CDC. From assistance with writing resumes and applying for internships to sharpening interviewing skills and refining the job search, the CDC offers services to students throughout their college journeys and beyond. 

Located on the north end of campus and sharing a building with Health Services, the CDC provides essential programs that ensure students are ready to tackle the job hunt and equipped to realize their post-graduation goals. These include:

  • Resume and cover letter critique.
  • Free headshot photography.
  • Career workshops and recruitment events.
  • Mock interviews and coaching.
  • Skype rooms for virtual interviews.
  • Suit Yourself professional attire rental.
  • And much more!

Students are able to walk in during office hours to meet with professional staff or a Peer Career Assistant (PCA), or they may schedule an appointment with professional advisors. These advisors can help set goals, guide the internship and job search process or give more general advice about career direction. 

The comprehensive resources available at the Career Development Center ensure that both students and alumnae are fully prepared for the world beyond the gates. When you give to Lynk & Career Preparedness through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you invest in the early career trajectories of students and help equip them with the tools they need to face the future with confidence.

Want to learn more? Watch the video above to take a virtual tour with peer career assistant Romina Gupta ’20.

Rachel Nix ’20

Written by Rachel Nix ’20

Rachel, a politics major and sociology minor, is a marketing assistant in the Office of Advancement and a contributor to the MHC Forever blog. Hailing from West Virginia, she serves on MHC’s Admissions and Financial Aid Advisory Committee, is deeply involved with social justice initiatives and loves spending her free time with friends, reading on the green or trying to pet Jorge, the goose.