Student Professional Development Center

How We Help Your Student

The Student Professional Development staff is dedicated to the success of each student. Whether your student is interested in interning or working for a small non-profit, a Fortune 500 company, or attending a top graduate program, we are here to help.

We encourage all students to connect with our office early and often so we can help provide them with the resources, skills, and experiences they need to achieve professional success. We are here to ensure your student leaves Elon prepared and confident for life after college.

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Overview of Services

Staff members assist students with: 

Choice of major(s) and minor(s)
Resumes and cover letter development/critique
Digital and traditional work portfolios
Job, internship and graduate program research and exploration
Interviewing skills
Networking
Self-assessment

Staff members also provide programming and services, including:

Individualized Advising
Transition Strategies Courses
Elon Bridges: NYC
Elon Brides: LA
The Job and Internship Expo (fall and spring)
The Graduate and Professional School Fair
The Teacher Fair
The Elon Job Network
The Elon Mentor Network
The Revson Series
Virtual Employer Engagement
On-Campus Recruiting

Please take a moment to review a brief description of some of our major services and programs:

Transition Strategies Courses

This university-wide initiative provides students with the opportunity to enroll 1 credit-hour courses taught by both faculty and staff. Transition strategies classes have a strong career development component as part of the curriculum. Past classes have included, “Living the Dream: Preparing to Go Global After Graduation” and “Competing for National and International Fellowships.”

The Revson Series

The Revson Series was developed with funding from a gift to the university from Diana and Charles Revson P’11. The Revson Series consists of eight lectures designed to provide students with basic how-to information relevant to their personal development and life after Elon. Topics covered include insurance, real estate, and investments.  

Professional Discovery Week

This annual university-wide collaborative series of programs provides students with a wealth of valuable and timely information about professional development.  In all, nearly two dozen career-specific programs are offered over the course of four consecutive days. Programs are hosted by employers, as well as faculty and staff, representing wide-ranging expertise and insight.  Past programs have included, “Careers for the Common Good”, and “Professional Etiquette: Meals, Meetings and Manners.”

The Job and Internship Expo

Every fall and spring, the Student Professional Development Center coordinates a campus-wide recruiting event with top employers from across the country. Students can network with employers, gather information about internships and co-ops, and learn more about full-time employment opportunities. The Fall 2013 Job and Internship Expo was attended by more than 60 employers, including Google, Lexis Nexis, Oracle, Volvo, and Vanguard.