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About the Center

Our Mission

The Center for Career and Professional Development is a team of career educators dedicated to the development and implementation of programs and services designed to promote lifelong career management skills for students and alumni. We collaborate with students, faculty, alumni, university colleagues and employers to build partnerships that enhance career development and generate career-based experiential education and employment opportunities for students and alumni.

Great résumés are not created at the end of senior year; they are built over four years with the skill development, hands-on experience and career knowledge that comes from choosing the right courses, part-time and summer jobs, internships, community service, and extracurricular activities. Career counselors are available to advise students on their many choices as they build a résumé throughout their years in college. The Center has current information about campus and off-campus part-time employment, seasonal employment and volunteer opportunities. Workshops are offered regularly in résumé writing and interview skills, which prepare our graduating students for the job search. Our recruitment programs, job fairs, online service Handshake and database bring students in contact with a wide variety of employers.

Our services continue to be available to all alumni as they consider changing careers or prepare for advancements in their current careers.

Message from the Executive Director

Tom Ward

Thomas J. Ward, Jr.

We have assembled a dedicated and experienced team of professionals serving the career development needs of students and alumni. It is our philosophy that students should begin the career exploration process early in their academic careers. The Center for Career and Professional Development promotes teaching lifelong skills aimed at assisting students and alumni in identifying, researching and developing career opportunities. We advocate a comprehensive Four-Year PLAN for your future.

We assist students and alumni in executing this plan by providing workshops on various career-related topics such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, internship exploration and job search techniques.

Our team works to establish partnerships with employers wishing to recruit Adelphi students and alumni. We facilitate various programs designed to bring students, alumni and employers together including career fairs, networking events with alumni, employer presentations and the campus recruiting program. If you would like to know how your organization can partner with us, please contact me directly at 516.877.3131.

Once again, thank you for your interest in Adelphi’s Center for Career and Professional Development. Our team looks forward to working with you!


Thomas J. Ward, Jr.
Executive Director, The Center for Career and Professional Development

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

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