Welcome to Career Planning & Development

Welcome to Career Planning & Development! Visit us in Bay Hall, office 148! Career Planning & Development offers a variety of resources to students, alumni, faculty and employers. Career Planning & Development is an integral part of the Robert and Mary Cox Compass Center. It offers personal and professional discovery to enrich your college experiences and shape your future. It's the foundation of Your Drury Fusion.

Handshake is our online career services and job search platform offered to students and alumni. Use it to schedule appointments with our staff, search for full-time, part-time, internship and on-campus employment opportunities, network with employers, read employer reviews, and more.

All students are pre-registered with Handshake, so just sign-in with your email and get started!

Upcoming Events

U.S. Census Bureau Information Table
Tuesday, January 28, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
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Looking for a job that provides flexible hours and weekly pay? Stop by the U.S. Census Bureau's information table and learn about becoming a census taker.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Etiquette & Adulting Tips (Seniors Only)
Thursday, January 30, 2019
5 - 7 p.m. 
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Celebrate your last 100 nights 'til commencement with a murder mystery dinner featuring etiquette and adulting tips! Please RSVP by 01/28. FREE dinner provided. 

JCPenney Suit-Up Event
Sunday, February 9, 2020
6 - 9 p.m. 
JCPenney Store (2825 S.Glenstone)

All DU students, faculty/staff and first-year alumni are invited to attend the JCPenney Suit-Up Event at the JCPenney store at Battlefield Mall. All career dress apparel and shoes will be an additional 60% off. Students, alumni (within the last year), and faculty/staff will be required to show their Drury ID to receive a special discount card.

Time Management Tips and Tricks Workshop
Monday, February 17, 2020
12:05 - 12:50 p.m. 
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Find yourself wishing for Hermione’s time turner, especially when several exams or papers are coming up? Have a hard time figuring out where all those hours are going? Let’s tidy up your time! Juggling multiple large projects with similar due dates is tricky, but this workshop is here to help—we'll talk about tricks to approach each day, tackle every to-do list, build awareness of your habits, & get enough sleep too!

ScribeAmerica Information Table
Tuesday, February 18, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
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Interested in becoming part of a professional medical scribe team? A representative from ScribeAmerica will have an information table setup outside of the Commons to discuss the possibilities!

Study Strategies and Building Your Skills Workshop
Monday, February 24, 2020
12:05 - 12:50 p.m. 
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In a study rut? Having hard time getting your usual study methods to work in a new subject? Or maybe you did well in high school without cracking a book? Don’t sweat it, because you are in the driver’s seat! Deep learning is essential to the subject mastery expected in college coursework—you can be most successful by employing a broad range of strategies to every situation & subject. Attend this workshop to discover a variety of approaches you can use in any study session to broaden your perspective & deepen your learning.

Job/Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Springfield EXPO Center (635 E. St. Louis Street)

Un-Cramming for Test Success Workshop
Monday, March 2, 2020
12:05 - 12:50 p.m. 
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Tired of last-minute all-nighters that leave you exhausted during the test? It’s time to unpack the study cycle! From preparing for the first unit lecture all the way through turning in your exam with confidence, your approach can make a big difference. This workshop will walk you through a new approach to the study cycle from top to bottom. We'll talk about tips & tricks to help you at every stage: to prepare before & after you learn new material in class; to pace large amounts of material for major exams; to stay calm & focused during the exam itself!

Goal-Setting & SMART Goals Workshop
Monday, March 9, 2020
12:05 - 12:50 p.m. 
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Young, scrappy, and hungry—you’re not throwing away your shot! You might know exactly what you want from your Drury education, but figuring out how to get it all done can be a bit trickier. Maybe right now you are only planning a semester (or month, or week, or day…) ahead—that’s okay, too! Take your biggest academic aspirations & let’s transform them into S.M.A.R.T. goals with action-oriented tasks so you can monitor your progress & stay on track. Through this process, you will know you’re closer to reaching graduation than you were yesterday! This resource will walk you through the processes of writing & revising goals, tracking your progress, & anticipating solutions & alternate paths if you experience a setback.