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Important Information or Announcements:

Career Week
When: Oct 20th - 23rd | 1-4pm
Where: Building 38 A-Level

Main Office
Building 38, Rm A15 | phone 202.274.6920 | phone


About Us

Hours and Location | Staff | Statement of Purpose


4200 Connecticut Ave
Washington DC  20008
Bldg. 38 / Room A-15


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday - 8:30am – 6:00pm


Dr. Sandra Shands-StrongStudent Development
Maria Watkins Student Assistant - Student Scheduling & Special Projects  

Statement of Purpose

The mission of the Career and Professional Development Center (CAP-DC) is to be the vehicle for increasing job opportunities, workforce readiness, and professional development for undergraduate, graduates and alumni.  Using contemporary strategies and best practices, CAP-DC provides a comprehensive range of career services designed to assist students and alumni to reach their career and professional goals.

The Career and Professional Development Center (CAP-DC) engages in active outreach to students, alumni, employers, and faculty.  Guided by the philosophy that career development is a lifelong process of exploration and decision-making, the staff delivers programs and services designed to enrich the total development of students and alumni.  Among these activities are:

  • Advising intake services to assess client needs and direct them to appropriate resources;

  • Individual and group counseling to assist students in determining their career related value, interests, skills, and career management issues, to relate those factors to the world of work, graduate or professional school preparation, and to provide support for difficult transitions;

  • Workshops to assist in the acquisition of job search skills, educational planning and other career development tools;

  • A state of the art Career Center with internet access and Web-based resources to help student research occupational fields and professional/graduate education options, identify employment prospects, and prepare for the job search;

  • Internships, part-job listings and other experimental learning opportunities to explore career interest and/or to help finance students' schooling;

  • Full-time job listings,  career fairs and campus interview facilities to assist in identifying employment opportunities and to facilitate networking activities;

  • Special events designed to increase students' knowledge of selected career fields and opportunities, and graduate or professional schools;

  • Systems, programs, facilities, & consultation for employers to assist them with their recruitment efforts