It’s not a place. It’s a process.
Career development is not an office you go to a few days before graduation. It is a process that you should be engaged in from the moment you step on campus. Your future career is built not only from your paid work experience. “Career” is everywhere — in the classroom, in your extracurricular activities, in your internships — so every experience you engage in is an opportunity to build your skills.
The days of a single job, or a single career, are over. On average, the typical college graduate will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 38, and will spend an average of only 18 months in their first position. Our 360 Advising process helps to identify and develop the skills you'll need for both initial success after graduation and long-term success throughout your career.
We’ve built our 360 Advising process based on the idea that every experience you have can have an impact on your career. The process of exploration, implementation and reflection is central to the idea of 360 Advising. Each experience becomes a point of learning that helps you: evaluate your development as a student and as a person; understand your values, interests and goals; and make informed choices about your academic and career options during your time here and beyond. As your academic journey progresses, these experiences become the core of your professional story as well. Employers are looking for candidates who are not only academically accomplished, but who also have tested their skills in the real world and learned from their experiences.
Our CAS Advising Commons provides a central space for students, faculty and professional staff to interact in support of academic advising and exploration, experiential learning and career development. The Advising Commons offers both informal, drop-in conversations as well as organized virtual and in-person events, and private one-on-one appointments.
When you can’t make it to the Advising Commons, we have 24/7 support available through our online advising platform, CAS360. CAS360 allows students, alumni and faculty to find reliable resources filtered to their exact career needs and academic programs.