Career Development

Whether you're an undergraduate, graduate student, alumni, or employer, Chicago State University's Career Development Center is here to help you achieve your goals.


The Career Development and Experiential Resource Center (CDERC) at the Chicago State University prepares students to leverage their academic and leadership experiences through individualized support and access to employer partnerships. The primary goal of the Career Development Center is to facilitate the professional and personal aspirations of students for internship, experiential education, full-time employment or admission to graduate/professional schools.

Contact Us

During this time, the Career Development Center will be operating remotely. Mon - Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm.


Academic College Major Your Contact
College of Business, College of Education Xavier Thaxter

College of Health Sciences

College of Pharmacy

STEM & Computer Science

Taylor Palmer

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Continuing Education & Alumni

LaCael Palmer-Pratt


To schedule career counseling or interview preparation appointment, please email


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Semester Calendar

Spring 2021

Virtual Open House February 1 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Channeling Your Superpowers: Resume Writing February 2 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Addressing Trauma Before Entering the World February 11 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm & 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Backpack to Briefcase: Intro to LinkedIn February 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hiring from the Inside Perspective March 2 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Get’em While They’re Hot: Internship Open House March 8 TBA
Level Up: Life After Masters March 20 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mask Off: Behavioral Interviewing March 30 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Level Up: Network April 13 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Level Up: Public Speaking & Elevator Pitch Aril 15 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Virtual Career & Internship Fair April 19 – 22 TBA

*All events will be held virtually via zoom. Dates and time are subject to change.*