About Us

Who Are We?

In support of the Kalamazoo College mission to “prepare its graduates to better understand, live successfully within, and provide enlightened leadership to a richly diverse and increasingly complex world,” the Center for Career and Professional Development creates meaningful connections to the world of work, empowering Kalamazoo College students to explore, identify and pursue their diverse interests, values and passions, and to develop a framework of skills, networks and knowledge for successful lifelong career planning and professional development.

How Can We Help?

CCPD has many programs and services to offer K students. Our programs relate to field experience opportunities, such as the Discovery Externship Program. Our services include resume creation and revision, and cover letter composition. We are also here to help facilitate your career exploration process through appointments and drop-in career coaching.

How Can You Be Involved?

CCPD conducts workshops ranging from resume and cover letter creation to professional etiquette techniques. Recruiters also come to campus on a regular basis. To find the time and location of events, check out the Events Calendar.

Posting a Job on Handshake

If you are interested in posting a job on Handshake, our online job/internship database, please visit For Employers page.