WSU Tri-Cities

Career Development Center

Mission

The Career Development Center supports students in identifying and fulfilling their career goals by providing comprehensive resources on career exploration, internships, and employment.

Goals

  1. The CDC will be an integral part of the WSU Tri-Cities’ experience that guides students in developing a personalized career portfolio to enhance their marketability in their chosen field of employment.
  2. The CDC will be employers’ preferred resource to promote employment opportunities among undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of WSU Tri-Cities.
  3. The CDC will partner with the greater University community to support students’ professional development and cultivate relationships with employers to yield high quality internship and employment opportunities.
  4. The CDC will maintain a highly effective and focused staff, as well as the operational systems, technology, financial resources and facilities to support the career development and employment success of students.

Guiding Principles

Ethics: The CDC observes the highest standards of ethical practice. As a member of the National Association of College and Employers, the CDC follows the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals. The CDC staff avoids any personal conflict of interest and provides access to its programs and services on a fair and equitable basis.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: The CDC complies with the spirit and intent of Equal Opportunity laws. Ensuring equal opportunity for students and employers is a primary obligation and value. The CDC ensures that all activities and programs, and the policies pertaining thereto, do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, creed, and/or handicap. Activities and the required supporting facilities are scheduled to maximize accessibility. CDC services are designed to assist all students in identifying their unique abilities and needs in relation to their career interests and job opportunities. The CDC offers opportunities for students from varied national backgrounds to understand the professional work expectations and environments associated with their desired profession and locale.

Legal Responsibilities: The CDC is responsible to Washington State University regarding its legal obligations and parameters imposed on its operations and programs. Federal and state requirements, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment), are followed. The CDC implements appropriate policies and practices to limit potential liability exposure of the CDC and the University within the scope of responsibilities of the CDC.

Career Development Center, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, 99354-1671
509-372-7600, Fax 509-372-7676, Contact Us