Student Professional Development Center

Empowering Students

The Elon Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) supports the mission, academic programs, and advancement of Elon University.  The Elon SPDC assists students and alumni in understanding their career-related interests, individual preferences, strengths, and values.  Also, we assist students in understanding how to conduct an effective internship, job, or graduate program search, for the ultimate purpose of pursuing meaningful careers over a lifetime. 

As a premier operation, the Elon SPDC seeks:

  • To support Elon University in remaining a national leader in providing experiential education opportunities for students in conjunction with Elon Academic Departments and other campus offices
  • To provide high-quality services and “best practices” programming
  • To provide relevant, user-friendly, leading-edge career technologies
  • To build long-term relationships with a diverse set of graduate programs and employers for high-quality internship and post-graduation opportunities
  • To maintain and enhance partnerships, including but not limited to Students, Alumni, Academic Departments, Administration, and Parents

Please encourage your student to connect with our office early and often. For appointments call (336) 278-6538 or email careerservices@elon.edu.

Overview of Services  

Beyond Elon 

Transition Strategies Courses

This university-wide initiative provides students with the opportunity to enroll one-credit-hour courses taught by both faculty and staff. Transition strategies classes have an active 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 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.  

The Job & 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.