Career Development Overview for Families
Chatham appreciates a family's role in the career development of students. The advice and support that families offer is vital to students as they explore career options and make employment decisions. Families are encouraged to offer information to students about their own career paths, to share opportunities for jobs and internships, and to assure that students take full advantage of the career development services at Chatham throughout their academic experience. Career development for students starts on day one at Chatham and students should partner with the Office of Career Development early to engage in career planning and preparation.
The process of career development is woven into the educational fabric at Chatham, with specific emphasis on developing skills that employers seek in graduates. Students receive information from advisors and the Office of Career Development on developing a customized career preparation plan that includes internships/field experiences, service-learning, and attendance at events providing networking opportunities and career information.
Families interested in volunteering to participate in career development events or providing internship or employment opportunities may contact the Office of Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students in need of career development assistance may email to arrange an appointment or visit the PACE Center on the 3rd floor of the Jennie King Mellon Library.