The Center for Career & Professional Development
Career Learning Cycle
The mission of Lehigh’s Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) is to provide career education and connections that support student success. We fulfill this mission by actively developing opportunities for students to connect with employer partners and alumni through externships, internships, on-campus interviews, career expos and more. Our career coaching team is aligned with the three undergraduate colleges to deliver customized career education and connections.
The career learning cycle is a simple way to help you think about and plan your future. The CCPD uses a four-year learning cycle that helps students take charge of their career development.
EXPLORE: Ask big questions, and explore and participate in activities that will help you develop an understanding of how your strengths, skills, interests and values relate to your choice of a major and career.
DEVELOP SKILLS: Build effective skills and your personal brand, and develop the tools and strategies needed to secure an internship or full-time position.
GAIN EXPERIENCE: Try things through capstone projects, research, study abroad and leadership opportunities, as well as internships, externships or a co-op position.
BUILD CONNECTIONS AND NETWORK: Build connections and network, seek information and advice about career paths and work with the CCPD team to develop a strategy.