Meet with Us!

A staff member meeting with students to talk about their careers

The Career Lab is much more than "the place to go to find a job" when you're ready to graduate. In fact, we're here for you from the first day you arrive at CWRU! Throughout your academic career the Career Lab can help you learn about yourself, articulate your skills and qualifications, and develop your professional network. The world of work is full of career options and with so many choices, it can be challenging to focus. We're here to help you!

Whether you are a first-year undergraduate or a PhD student, the Career Lab will introduce you to an amazing array of career possibilities and help you explore the link between academics and career options. If you already have a career goal, we can help you develop strategies and skills to help you get you where you want to go.

We can help you:

  • Develop a better understanding of your skills, interests, values and personality and learn how they relate to your major and career possibilities
  • Increase your knowledge of the job/internship search process
  • Gain greater confidence in interviewing skills
  • Learn about the process of applying to graduate and/or professional school and how to write an effective personal statement

Scheduled Appointments

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 30 – 60 minute sessions

Topics covered

Career assessments; career exploration and decision-making; graduate or professional school planning including graduate or professional school essay review; job/internship/Practicum/Co-op search strategy; LinkedIn; networking; mock interviews; salary and job offer negotiation.

How to schedule

Students, Alumni, & Post-docs: Visit Handshake to schedule an appointment with one of our career educators. Students and alumni who graduated prior to May 2016 already have a Handshake account tied to your CWRU network ID email address. Alumni who graduated prior to May 2016 and post-docs will need to request a Handshake account.

Late arrivals

Please arrive on time. If you are running late or are unable to keep your appointment, please call our office (216.368.4446) so we know whether or not to expect you.