Career & Personal Development

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Your Career Development 4 Year Plan (pdf)

In keeping with the mission of Greensboro College, the Office of Career and Personal Development views career development as encompassing personal, educational, professional and spiritual dimensions. We help students and alumni develop life skills that can be used to make positive contributions wherever they live and work. We challenge students and alumni to develop self-awareness by identifying their interests, abilities, skills, gifts, values, preferences, strengths, weaknesses, life’s purpose, and to have a personal vision for the future. We emphasize employability and adaptability throughout a lifetime.

Career and Personal Development assists students and alumni with:

  • Recognizing that developing self-awareness is a lifelong process, that a career evolves over time and can be composed of many different jobs, and that a person’s career is a part of their life journey
  • Investigating career and educational options while gaining hands-on experience through career shadowing, internships, and relevant work experience
    Securing appropriate full-time employment or admission into graduate school and transitioning into the next phase of life after college
  • Learning life-long networking, job search, and interpersonal skills that will enable them to remain employable in the changing 21st century workplace

contact career development if you have questions regarding

  • choice of major or career
  • how to write an effective resume or cover letter
  • how to present yourself in an interview
  • internships
  • how to create a LinkedIn profile and use it to find internship and job opportunities
  • how to conduct a job search or negotiate an offer
  • graduate or professional school
  • setting up an informational interview or job shadow

Email [email protected] your questions


Caryn J Atwater, M.A.
Director, Office of Career and Personal Development
Greensboro College, Room 321
815 W. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 272–7102 xtn 5370
[email protected]