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Welcome to the Center for Career Development

At Rice University’s Center for Career Development, we believe in our students, both as a community of curious thinkers, passionate dreamers and energetic doers who will improve the world through unconventional wisdom; and as individuals who are capable of finding and making their place in the world.

CCD staff are involved in the lives of our students, providing varied and targeted programming to help every student learn and grow through introspection and experience. We give our students the tools on which they can build their careers, with the firm belief that our chief goal is to enable students to help themselves fulfill their professional potential and achieve lifelong career satisfaction. We create partnerships with all constituents who have the ability to impact the professional lives of our students. Our collaborative approach provides our students with distinctive opportunities through a vast and developed network of employers, faculty, administration, staff, alumni and parents.

At the CCD, we are lifelong learners who strive to find new and innovative approaches to benefit our students and our professional growth. We strive to provide the best customer service to all of our constituents: students, employers, faculty, administration, alumni, and parents. It is important to us that Rice students, recruiters and CCD partners receive ever improving value from our engagement and our responses to their needs.

We look forward to getting to know you… and helping you get to know yourself better.

Nicole Van Den Heuvel

Director, Center for Career Development