The Center for Career Development supports students of all years and interests to explore and prepare for careers they find personally meaningful, and to understand how their intersecting identities – their backgrounds, experiences, voices and perspectives— may inform career decision-making, work and professional development.
Find guidance on common topics including resumes and cover letters, developing a professional network, interviewing, pre-law, graduate and professional school and more. Start with the guide specially tailored to your class year or jump to the guides overview page for individual topics.
Meeting with a career adviser
We offer in person and virtual one-on-one advising to help students reflect on their values and strengths, pursue opportunities that match their unique interests and design personalized plans to achieve their goals.
Advising sessions are casual conversations. Whether you have a topic in mind or if you’re not sure where to start, meeting with an adviser is a good next step.
You do not have to have anything figured out before an advising appointment. Advisers can help you talk through your questions, figure out what interests you and start putting together a personalized plan.
- Career exploration
- Networking (how to talk with alumni about their careers, how to prepare for a career fair, etc.)
- Internship, job and fellowship search strategies
- Interview preparation
- Resume, cover letter and personal statement reviews
- Planning for graduate school and preparing applications
Students of all class years are encouraged to meet with a career adviser. We have a team of advisers who specialize in different career fields and interests.
If you’re a first- or second-year student looking for advice from fellow students, our Peer Career Advisers (PCAs) are a great resource.
Read our bios to find the staff and/or Peer Career Advisers who seem the best match for you.
Princeton students graduate into a wide range of career fields, informed by skills learned throughout their studies. This interactive chart illustrates how – within an academic division (e.g., engineering) or across the University – those paths are not dictated by major.
A great way to start exploring a career option is by reading about someone who followed that path. Check out the Career Compass website, where alumni offer advice and reflections about their experiences.
Workshops and Events
We offer programs and experiential opportunities to help you explore career options, begin to develop a professional network and build skills. Types of programs we offer include:
- Alumni panels and industry speakers
- Employer info sessions and career fairs
- Cohort learning groups
- Job shadowing