The Catholic University of America

Career Development Program

A four year program ultimately designed to help students identify and communicate their competitive uniqueness when applying and obtaining jobs or internships.

To fully prepare, educate and support students in finding professional opportunities, the School of Business and Economics offers a comprehensive career development program during both the fall and spring semesters.


One-on-One Career Coaching

Two career coaches are dedicated to providing personal attention to each student in the School of Business and Economics. Appointments with a career coach include resume and cover letter building, career clarification, job search strategies, mock interviews, and networking communication practice.



Career Mentor Match-Up

Students can apply to receive a business professional mentor in an industry of interest. Mentors are available for students to connect with and build a lasting relationship. Students not only gain valuable advice, but learn how to network and communicate with employers.



Hands-On Workshops

Beginning in the first year of study, workshops are offered to provide students with an opportunity to work in small groups for further development. During the workshops, the small group accomplish the following items:

  • Define and answer tough interview questions
  • Write a strong cover letter
  • Grow a strong LinkedIn profile
  • Improve resume bullet points
  • Develop a job search strategy
  • Learn and practice salary negotiation
  • Learn to effectively communicate wtih employers

Industry Recruiting Panels

Recruiting panels offer students the opportunity to put into practice what they've learned in workshops and career coaching. Employers from a variety of industries volunteer to speak about their companies and offer advice on what working in that industry entails. Students are able to build their networks and make meaningful connections with potentia.


Panels hosted in the past have included:

  • Consulting industry panel
  • Financial industry panel
  • Government industry panel
  • Marketing industry panel
  • Non-Profit industry panel
  • NGO industry panel
  • Sports industry panel
  • Start-Up/Entrepreneurship industry panel
  • Technology industry panel

> Interested in speaking on a panel? Email us here.

CUA on Wall Street

CUA on Wall Street is a network of roughly 250 alumni who work in finance. This active group provides career planning and networking opportunities for interested students and alumni. One of the most anticipated events sponsored by the network is an annual New York City field trip for selected students. Each academic year, students are hosted on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange by CUA alumni. Later in the day they are hosted by alumni of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. The network hosts other events throughout the year including career networking nights on campus.



Internships and Jobs

Our Career Development Program is committed to providing updates on internship and job openings to students on a weekly basis. Our weekly newsletter informs them of the opportunities and makes sure students are not missing deadlines.
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Come Visit Us

Campus tours: We invite you and your family to visit our campus in the heart of Washington, D.C.

See Admissions for the open house schedule or to request information.

Find out about tuition, fees, and financial aid.

The School of Business and Economics welcomes inquiries from prospective undergraduate majors. Contact the undergraduate advising coordinator, Mrs. Peggy Rendely, at or 202-319-6005.