About Us

Our Mission 

The Center for Career and Professional Development promotes student growth by developing skills and providing opportunities to inspire confidence.  Through a holistic approach, we assist all students and alumni with the transition toward professional and educational goals, creating a favorable advantage in their future endeavors.  In addition, the center adheres to the promotion of professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs.

Who We Are

Welcome to Lamar University’s Center for Career and Professional Development. We are devoted to the successful transition of students from the world of academia to their first steps on their respective career ladders.

Partnered with University faculty and staff, we ensure the utilization of our services by both students and alumni, regardless of whether they are considered a traditional student or are a part of Lamar’s growing online population. Numerous events are held throughout the year focusing on career development, based on the latest industry trends, with experiential opportunities for students to engage with employers. These events assist students in gaining the confidence necessary to achieve their educational and professional goals.

For those students unsure of their next step, we offer career exploration tools to identify potential paths based on their strengths and interests. With the guidance of dedicated career consultants, students are encouraged to set goals and targets to achieve throughout their collegiate experience, allowing them a potential advantage for success in the future.

Acknowledging the need for career opportunities, we constantly seek to attract leading employers from various industries. In working to foster employer relationships, we develop programming for students to hear from successful leaders; many of whom have forged unique paths to overcome the challenges and adversities often experienced by professionals. Also, through our HireACardinal database, employers are not limited by proximity to Lamar University to make contact with our students and alumni. In fact, our diverse and highly skilled graduates have attracted the attention of employers from across the globe. We are proud of our alumni that have played an integral part in the continued success of the University and its programs.

Whether you are a student, alumnus or employer, we look forward to partnering with you to meet your needs.