Professional development, career planning now available in student lab

Students can now walk into a lab specifically geared toward professional development and career planning.The Offices of Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education, formerly the Career Center, have opened a new spot on campus for students to provide and receive guidance on resumes, internships, job opportunities and more.

Located off the Thwing Center Atrium, near the Case Western Reserve University LaunchNet, the area is now called the Career Lab. It will be available to students on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.Associate Director of Career Education Robin Hedges explained why she believes the offices implemented the Career Lab.

“I think [the] purpose was to create a space, in addition to that space that exists here in Sears 229, that’s essential to campus,” she said. “[This is a space] that would bring together students to leverage their collective knowledge and experience with guidance from a career development professional [to] achieve whatever career development goal it is that they would bring to Career Lab.”

Hedges also mentioned the Career Lab’s hours of operations are specifically intended to attract students during Thwing Tuesdays. She hopes that with the Career Lab amidst the foot traffic of Thwing Tuesdays, students will become aware of the new service available to them in this location.