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        Office of Professional & Career Development

        Welcome to the OPCD!

        Your hub for undergraduate professional development.

        The Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) is a full-service career center in the Harbert College of Business. Through one-on-one appointments, drop-in hours, and a progressive 4-year curriculum we are here to help you!
        Discover your strengths, Find a mentor, Be job ready and career focused

        OPCD can help you discover, articulate, refine, and execute your career goals by helping you:

        • explore your personality, interests, skills, and values to find the best major and career fit
        • create job search materials that reflect your unique personal brand
        • receive industry-specific advice and begin networking with employers
        • learn ethical leadership practices for real-world application

        Structured around the career readiness competencies provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), our services are informed by industry standards.  Our team of experienced and highly trained professionals can assist with every aspect of your career development.

        Schedule an Appointment

        Stop by Lowder 101 or visit Handshake to schedule your appointment with a career coach. Whether it’s self-exploration, job searching, negotiating your salary, or planning for graduate school, our team is here to help.

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        About the Office of Professional and Career Development

        What Students Are Saying About Our Services

        Our goal is to help get you career ready. See how we do it. 

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         Student Resources

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        Connect with employers

        With a completed profile, students can search and apply for thousands of jobs and internships, register to attend OPCD events, schedule career coaching appointments, and gain access to other job search and career development tools.

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        Career Toolbox

        All the resources you need in one place—including career fair information, personal interest assessment tests, and job career preparation resources.

        Explore the Toolbox

        Harbert Connects

        Mentorship has never been easier. Our online platform connects you with a mentor in your field to provide professional and career development.

        Find a Mentor

         

        Explore your career pathway

        Course Explorer

        Professional and career development is built into your 4-year B.S.B.A. degree. See what your pathway to success looks like, year by year.

        Explore career development courses

        Career Paths

        Explore career possibilities by business major. OPCD helps you graduate from Harbert College of Business job ready and career focused.

        Explore career possibilities by major 

         

        Get in Touch

        Meet the Team

        Our staff is here to help. Check out our staff and see how they can help you.

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        Contact Us

        We can answer your questions at the Office of Professional and Career Development.

        Lowder Hall

        Office of Professional and Career Development

        Lowder Hall 101