Career Center > About > Mission & Vision
At the DePaul University Career Center, we believe the path to your successful future starts with you. By helping you understand and shape your passions, interests and skills, we connect you with majors, internships, jobs and opportunities so that you can take on Chicago—and the world—with vigor, knowledge and preparation.
The DePaul Career Center inspires excitement about the future and empowers DePaul students to own and shape their personal and professional journeys.
The DePaul Career Center helps students build confidence, explore possibilities, and develop a powerful personal brand. We leverage our relationships with employers, alumni, faculty and staff to facilitate meaningful experiences, mentoring connections and partnerships that position students for success in their careers and their communities.
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In 2017-18, the DePaul University Career Center embarked on a change process to envision and develop the next generation of career services at DePaul. We examined environmental and industry trends that impact how we deliver career services to ensure we could meet the needs of our students, employers, alumni, and the university community.
Our examination culminated with the release of the Career Center's 2020 strategic plan and coincided with the start of the university-wide strategic planning process, as the DePaul community worked together to envision the university's future. The Career Center's Strategic Plan 2020 creates the foundation for our ability to deliver on Grounded in Mission: The Plan for DePaul 2024.
The plan includes five high-level priorities and provides the visionary framework to guide us as we transform DePaul University's career exploration landscape:
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During academic year 2018-19, the first year of our new strategic plan, we created the structures and foundations that will enable us to help students navigate the intersection of interests, skills, values and passions.
We are proud to report on the progress we made, and excited to highlight some of the key initiatives and stories from the year. Thank you to all of the university partners who collaborated with us and contributed to making career an integral part of the university landscape.
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