How Career Planning Works at IU

We’ve broken the career exploration process into 9 easy steps. When you work with your CDC career coach, you’ll focus on steps 1-5 to find your unique career path. You’ll zero in on steps 5-9 once you’ve chosen a major and begin working with your specialized career center. Think of career exploration as an ongoing process rather than a one-and-done exercise. Though it begins your first year at IU, you’ll use its guiding principles for the rest of your life.

Drop-in Hours

Want to know more about certain career fields? The CDC Career Communities help you explore career interest areas by providing information, resources, and events to learn more about the field. Come visit us during our Career Community drop-in hours.

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Drop-in days

Drop-in times

Communication & Culture Monday 2pm-4pm
Arts & Entertainment Tuesday 10am-12pm
Business Tuesday & Thursday 11am-1pm
Information Technology & Data Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Health & Human Services Wednesday 2pm-4pm
Government & Nonprofit Thursday  11am-1pm
Science Thursday 9am-11am
General drop-in coaching Friday 11am-3pm


Welcome to the Career Development Center (CDC). At IUB, career services is decentralized, which means each School has its own career services office for its students. The CDC serves Exploratory and Pre-major students in University Division, helping them explore majors and careers, find part-time jobs, write a professional resume, and assess how their values, interests, personality, and skills are related to careers they are considering. Each student in University Division has an assigned career coach to help them successfully identify and achieve their career aspirations.

All IUB students can use the CDC job postings to search for part-time jobs and internships. Crossroads Career Counseling is available for students in Schools who want to meet with a CDC career counselor. The workshops and fairs we offer are open to all students, such as  the Graduate School Fair, Back in Business, Hungry for Success, and Part-time Job & Internship Fairs. We provide hundreds of outreach programs throughout the year with our campus partners such as the Hutton Honors College, Athletics, and Residence Life.

Employers can use the CDC to post their part-time jobs and attend part-time career fairs for free. Employers who have difficulty determining which career services office at IUB will serve them best can email me and I will direct you to the offices who can best serve your recruitment needs.

Our staff understands that choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a student will make in their lifetime. That’s why we strongly encourage students to start their career planning the first semester of their freshmen year. The more time students invest in exploring majors and careers, the more informed they will be in deciding what careers to pursue. Please let us help you achieve your career goals.

Helping Hoosiers Get Hired,

Pat Donahue

Career Resources for You

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Interested in hiring IU students? At the Career Development Center, we specialize in connecting employers with students for part-time jobs, internships, and seasonal work.

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