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Center for Student Professional Development


Don't Miss These Opportunities!

The listings below are just a few of the numerous events provided by the Center. Login to DoreWays to learn more about these and other opportunities.

Senior Transition Series

March - April, Times and Events Vary
Join us during our Senior Series of workshops targeted to seniors – but any student can attend – during March and early April to learn how to network and create connections, develop a job plan, leverage Vanderbilt services after graduation, and how to be successful on the job as a new employee. Visit our Senior page for more info.

Nashville Area College to Career Fair & Teacher Recruitment Fair

March 31, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Park, Franklin, TN
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This annual professional recruiting event is open to rising juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni from member schools of the Nashville Area Career Fair Consortium. Admission is free for current Vanderbilt students and alumni but a ticket is required for entrance to the fair. You may pick up a ticket from the Center's SLC office location during regular business hours.

SEC & ACC Virtual Career Fair

April 1 & 2, Times Vary
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This annual live, online virtual career fair brings together employers from 100+ companies including Amazon, AT&T, Berkshire, Duke Energy, National Institutes of Health and more. Connect with employers via chat sessions to learn about full time jobs and internships. Attend from any location with an internet connection. All majors welcome. Registration required to participate.


Our Mission

The Center for Student Professional Development helps students effectively develop their professional capabilities, define their identities and build resilience as they prepare for employment in a rapidly changing world.

The Five Pillars

The Five Pillars serve as the foundation for Center services. Our integrated, holistic approach ensures students are able to: 

  • Identify their strengths and interests
  • Understand change and manage transitions
  • Develop professionalism at school and in the workplace
  • Understand and pursue opportunities
  • Identify who is in their network and how to leverage personal connections

Learn more about us and meet our staff!



Quick Links

Go to DoreWays Student Login

Walk-In Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Student Life Center, 2nd Floor
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday
The Commons Center, #217
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

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