Our Vision is to empower ALL Rice students to find and make their place
in the world.
The Center for Career Development believes ALL Rice students are
capable of achieving their professional goals.
Our Mission is to support this by:
• Educating students on knowledge of
self, career options, and resources;
• Connecting students with opportunities
through the global Rice network;
• Empowering students with the
confidence, skills and tools to achieve lifelong career fulfillment.
Five critical opportunities– or Strategic
Goals – have been identified as essential to our achieving our Vision. The
Five Critical Opportunities are:
Increase student reach and early access - Increase reach and access to all
students, starting in freshman year, to engage students early in the career
exploration and professional development process.
Develop tailored programming and resources - Provide targeted and
customizable programs and resources, using innovative and accessible service
delivery, to address the professional development needs of Rice’s diverse
population of students (including majors, undergraduates, graduate students,
international students, diversity students and first-generation students).
Collaborate and centralize career services - Create a campus culture of
career readiness, and simplify and centralize efforts so the CCD is the
"go-to" resource for career consulting and outcomes.
Partnerships: Build experiential education and career opportunities - Build
strategic partnerships with employers, alumni, parents and the community at
large to establish and improve connections and ultimately create career and
experiential education opportunities that will benefit students' professional
Smart Operating Practices: Utilize metric driven decision making -
Improve and streamline internal efficiencies to improve customer service and
response times to external constituents, and ease transitions and onboarding of
new CCD staff.