Welcome Students

The Career Development Center offers you a wide variety of events, services, and information. Whether you are beginning your college experience or are nearing graduation, we can assist you with choosing a major, exploring your career options, developing your job search skills, preparing for graduate school, and connecting with employers. We are your first step for all things career-related. So take a moment to explore this comprehensive website and familiarize yourself with all we have to offer! We look forward to helping you.

Bowie State University graduate students are invited to use all services and resources provided by the Career Development Center. 

Below, you will find a wide variety of services and resources to help you get started as you navigate your way through the career development process.

Schedule an Appointment

Students are to Schedule an Appointment to meet Career counselors who are available to discuss career plans, review resumes and cover letters, talk about interview skills, investigate career options, plan and prepare for graduate school, and find internships and jobs.  Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9am–4pm.

Request a Workshop

Want to host a program for your student club, fraternity or sorority?  The Career Development Center will come to you and facilitate a workshop of your choice. Topics include, but are not limited to: Jump Start Your Career, the Career Planning Process, Resume and Cover letter Writing, Job Search Strategies and more.

To view a complete list of available topics click here. To request a workshop, complete the online form here.

Choosing a Major

Not sure what you can do with your major? Thinking of changing majors? Still haven't chosen a major? The CDC offers career resources that can help you choose a major related to your career goals and research occupations typical of certain majors.

Career Assessments

What's most important...Making money? Improving society? Status? Personal fulfillment? With SIGI3career planning software, it's up to the individual. There are no right or wrong answers. SIGI3 helps each user examine key motivators and matches work-related values, interests, personality, and skills to educational and career pathways. Individuals explore a range of options based on their personal choices. Make an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor to determine whether this assessment would be helpful to you.

Career Resource Library

Searching for answers to your career and job search-related questions? Our Career Resource Library offers a variety of print and online resources addressing the full range of career related subjects. Topics include job search strategies, resume & cover letter writing, interview tips, graduate and professional school admissions information, occupation descriptions, employer files, and internship opportunities. Materials are available for use in the Career Resource Library only! Books are not available for check out. 

We also provide computers with Internet access for students to do job and internship searches and create resumes and cover letters.

Explore Majors and Occupations

Links to career exploration resources.

Graduate and Professional School Assistance

We provide Graduate and Professional School counseling and materials that can help you to research and apply for graduate school, prepare for entrance exams, create personal statements and essays, and search for ways to finance your advanced degree.

Search for Jobs and Internships

Finding a job / internship is not easy. It takes time and it can be stressful. Here are some links to job and internship websites and databases.

Job Search Assistance

Need to create a resume and cover letter? Want help preparing for an interview? We can help you navigate your way through the job search process. JOB SEARCH CENTER

Job Fairs

The Career Development Center sponsors career fairs for students and alumni to interact with recruiters from a variety of fields. We also belong to the Maryland Career Consortium which also offers an annual job fair event.

Gain Professional Experience

Never underestimate the value of experience!

Experiential Learning

An experiential learning program provides students with the opportunity to utilize their academic training in real world work experiences in their field of study. A cooperative education or an internship falls under the guise of such a program. Employers from varying employment sectors recognize the value of offering an internship or co-op opportunity to students. Not only are students able to gain practical work experience, but employers are able to tap into this talent pool which aids them in their recruitment efforts while developing meaningful partnerships with educational institutions. The Career Development Center operates the Cooperative Education Program and the Internship Program.

Share Your Story

We like to hear how our students are doing so we can share your success story. Tell us about your Internship Experience or your New Job upon graduation.