The Career Development Center (CDC)

The Career Development Center (CDC) supports students as they explore their interests, refine their paths, find opportunities and prepare for life after college. To advance Mount Holyoke College’s curriculum-to-career experience, The Lynk, the CDC works closely with faculty, alumnae and employers to create and promote opportunities for experiential learning and full-time employment. The CDC offers personal appointments year-round and daily walk-in sessions during the academic year.

Recent Posts

September 28, 2017

How to impress a recruiter

Did you know that during the 2016 – 2017 academic year, the Mount Holyoke Career Development Center hosted more than 30 employers on-campus for information sessions, including Google, McKinsey & Company, Barclays and Teach for America?

Fall is an especially busy time for these events, which provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet employers and for them to meet you! If you’ve never been to an information session before, or have attended one but weren’t quite sure if you were “doing it right,” here are some pointers from our external relations experts.

September 21, 2017

What would Moana do? A guide to finding your way.

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” Chances are you’ve been answering some version of this question since you were little. By tossing out an old standby of an answer, picking from a rotation of favorites or voicing whatever suddenly popped into your capricious mind. To the delight, amusement or surprise of your audience. As kids will do!

Now you are here at college. And this question may loom larger than it ever has before. Especially if you don’t know the answer! Perhaps what you thought you wanted has changed, or the world and your understanding of it has changed. Or maybe you’ve determined to find — but have yet to uncover — the thing that gives you real and meaningful purpose.

December 6, 2016

The CDC means resources

In honor of November, which was National Career Development Month, advisors at the Career Development Center highlighted their favorite tools and resources. The six listed below can give you a serious leg up in your job or internship search.

June 1, 2016

Want to shine? It’s industry-research time.

So here’s a hard truth: no matter which job or internship you are going for—in any field—you are one in a sea of candidates who share a lot in common. You are smart. You have a good school on your resume. Driven and ambitious? Yes and yes.

May 6, 2016

Negotiate for salary like a boss.

The gap in pay between men and women has barely budged in the last decade. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), “women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 79 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 21 percent.”