Grow internships, career and professional development opportunities for all students.
Last update: February 20, 2019
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Provost Ogren; Kelly Dries, Executive Director, Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD); Deans
Office of Career and Professional Development
by Kelly Dries, Executive Director, Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD)
OCPD’s 2019 Priorities:
Fall 2018 Highlights:
Events for Spring 2019:
The OCPD’s first ever Annual Career Conference will be held on Saturday February 23rd in the Orton Center from 8:30am-3pm, with check-in beginning at 8am. The goal of this event is to support students and alumni in the pursuit of their professional goals. They will have the opportunity to enhance their professional portfolio, expand their network through interactive breakout sessions led by professionals and alumni, and grow connections with peers, alumni, and professionals.
The OCPD is hosting a new series, called Pizza & Prep, which will tackle common career topics through a mix of presentations, activities, Q & A, and/or employer visits. Every Friday from 12 pm - 1 pm in the Career Studio, we will host sessions to enhance students’ knowledge of career topic.
The OCPD, in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s office, is excited to announce the Career Fellows Program, a new partnership which will help the University of Redlands with its goal of integrating career into the curriculum. Between now and March 1st, students will be able to nominate faculty who have contributed to their career development or exploration. We want to celebrate and recognize faculty who are helping students figure out their career paths. All faculty who are nominated will be notified from the OCPD. A review committee, consisting of representatives from the CAS Dean’s office, the student body, OCPD staff, and faculty will meet in early March to review nominations and select the five Career Faculty Fellows. Curriculum integration will begin in the 19-20 academic year.
2016 - 2020 Campaign Goal: $1M. Contributes to competitive advantage to recruit students. Fosters greater retention.
This program is intended to assist students in preparing for entry into the post-degree market. The extent of this co-curricular student experience should boost recruitment and retention while expanding the network of student-alumni relations and post-degree satisfaction.