The mission of the Career Connections Center is to cultivate lifelong professional and career success for Clark students and alumni. We accomplish this by providing education and access to opportunities and experiences that leverage our global community of alumni, employers, faculty, social networks, and local partners.
Our approach to professional and career development encourages students to define and design their own path by exploring the overlap of their interests, the skills they have, and those they need to acquire in preparation for success in their postgraduate goals and ambitions.
The Career Connections Center offers undergraduate students a suite of resources — people, opportunities, funding, and programming — to explore, prepare for, and develop their postgraduation plans. The CCC also works closely with employers, alumni, and partners to connect them with Clark students for full-time, part-time, and summer internship opportunities.
Our Career Advising Model
Career Advisers help students clarify their life-after-Clark path and develop a general strategy for moving forward. Career advisers talk to students about how to get started and also help them:
- Explore values, interests, and skills
- Gain practical experience
- Strategize your job and internship search
- Research graduate or professional schools
- Find the intersectionality of your interests, identity, and career
- Connect and integrate your Clark experiences
- Leverage your Clark network
Career Advisers are organized by these disciplines/departments:
|Arts and Humanities||Economics and Management||Social Sciences||STEM|
|English; History; Language, Literature and Culture; Philosophy; Visual and Performing Arts; Asian Studies; Media, Communication, and the Arts||Economics, Management||Education; Geography; Global Environmental Studies; IDSC; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Women’s Studies; Community, Youth, and Education||Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Mathematics; Computer Science; Physics|
ClarkCONNECT Career Communities expand student awareness of the breadth and depth of what Clarkies do after graduation. With ClarkCONNECT and its virtual communities, students have unprecedented access to alumni mentors and the opportunity to engage in relevant topics and trends. From these connections, students discover pathways for internships, research collaborations, networking and employment opportunities, advice, and guidance about careers and industries.
The following ClarkCONNECT Career Communities represent fields of work that align with Clark programs, student interests, established alumni outcomes, professional networks, and market trends.
- Arts, Media, and Communications
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Education, Nonprofit, and Social Impact
- Environment and Life Science
- Government, International Affairs, and Law
- Health and Wellness
- Research and Academia
- Technology, Engineering, and Physical Science