University at Albany

Our Mission

The Office of Career and Professional Development counsels and educates students to make gratifying career decisions and facilitates connections and interactions with employers to enable students to transition successfully into a diverse and global society.

To achieve this mission, the Career and Professional Development staff is committed to:

  • Motivating students to pursue Applied learning opportunities such as, internship, study abroad, research, and community service experiences to gain knowledge, develop skills, and become engaged participants in society
  • Encouraging students to take personal responsibility for their life plans such as pursuing advanced education (i.e., graduate and/or professional degree), choosing a career, and conducting an effective job search
  • Developing a variety of partnerships with hiring organizations, and facilitating connections between them and our students
  • Collaborating with campus academic departments, and university administrative offices that contribute to the breadth and effectiveness of our services