Our Mission

Our Mission: 

To educate and empower Kalamazoo College students and alumni to discover their talents, build their professional networks, and apply their learning to meaningful lives after K.

Our Vision:

To serve the K community as the preeminent source for career discernment, preparation, and talent development.

Our Core Principles:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Career preparation is vital to every student’s success. We are committed to ensuring equitable access for students of all backgrounds to all of our services, resources, and opportunities.
  • Innovation: A liberal arts education prepares graduates for the ever-changing world of work. Our team stays at the forefront of industry trends to infuse dynamic, real-world relevance into the student learning experience.
  • Student Engagement: Career exploration is a lifelong process that is impacted by one’s unique background and set of experiences. The CCPD is committed to providing students and alumni with individualized support and challenging them to take ownership of their career journey while at K and beyond.
  • Partnerships: Relationships are at the core of career development. The CCPD cultivates, strengthens, and sustains connections with faculty, staff, employers, alumni, and community members who champion career preparation and talent development.