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Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Careers

Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development


Welcome to the Center For Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development! The center brings academic advising, internship opportunities and student and alumni career services together to provide seamless, personalized support and development.

Before first-year students even set foot on campus, the Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development begins the academic advising and career support process. Conversations with faculty and advisors help students select their first semester classes so they start college on a path that reflects their authentic interests. Their first-year seminar professor will serve as their faculty advisor until they declare a major, and center staff will continue to connect them with opportunities based on their personal priorities—which are likely to develop and change over time!

The center offers workshops, networking opportunities, alumni guest speakers, one-on-one consultations and more, everything designed to equip students with the tools they need for success as Dickinson students and as graduates. They take on internships, research experiences, service commitments and study abroad opportunities to build their portfolios, all with guidance from our expert team along the way.

And the support of the center does not stop at graduation. Dickinsonians have lifelong access to our alumni network and to the center’s professional development services: first jobs and career changes, internships and externships, graduate school and fellowships—we’re here to help you achieve your goals.


Academic Advising Red Chairs

Academic Advising

We support Dickinson students and their advisors in the pursuit of a useful liberal-arts education that prepares students for lives of engaged citizenship and leadership.

Internships

Internships

Dickinson interns tackle real-world issues, make connections, navigate professional environments and develop experience that they can integrate and transfer into new contexts.


Career Center

Career Development

The career development team teaches Dickinson students and alumni how to make and execute career decisions and connects them to appropriate career opportunities.

Lifelong Careers

Lifelong Careers

We offer you career services for a lifetime because we’re committed to being forever useful to you, just as you are to the world.


Mission & Learning Goals

We teach Dickinsonians to define and pursue their authentic interests—on campus and in the wider world.

Program Learning Goals
Through sustained, active participation with the Center for Advising, Internships &Lifelong Career Development, students and alumni will:

  • define their authentic interests
  • communicate the value of their experiences
  • develop personal action plans
  • recognize that career development is a social process that changes over time
  • gain confidence in their ability to achieve success (however they choose to define it)

98%

of Dickinsonians are employed, completing an internship, attending graduate school or pursuing a fellowship one year after graduation.