Chicago State University


The Career Development Center at Chicago State University prepares students and alumni to leverage their academic and leadership experiences to cultivate fulfilling experiential learning and employment opportunities through individualized support and access to cooperative employer partnerships. We help to define, build, and enhance individual growth for lifelong career success.

Values  - The Chicago State University Career Development Center shall embrace and adhere to the following values:

Service -  We value providing an environment that is welcoming and responsive to the needs of students, alumni, university partners and employer partners.

Student Centered - We provide students with optimal service by focusing on their immediate and long term goals. Every decision stems from a desire to support student success. 

Diversity  -  We are intentional in our efforts to foster a culture of inclusion that best serves the individual and employer.

Ethics -  We value and adhere to the professional standards set forth by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and Chicago State University.

Employer Partnership  - We value establishing mutually-beneficial professional relationships with local and national employers.

Accessibility - We value providing services that are fully accessible to all students, alumni, and employer partners.

Integrity - We value the demonstration of responsibility and accountability to our stakeholders.

Best Practices - We value the process of continuous improvement through innovation and proven best practices.