The Office of Career and Professional Development prepares traditional students for success after Salem by encouraging the transformation of knowledge into action. We take a holistic approach to uncover each student’s unique potential, cultivate leadership, and foster self-sufficiency in preparation for global citizenship and life-long professional development.

Traditional Students Will:

  • be able to develop a professional career plan and image through activities which include but are not limited to internships, Board of Visitors networking events, graduate and professional school sessions, social media education, and professional development workshops.
  • understand and articulate personal values and approaches to leadership as women through participation in workshops, conferences, and leadership coursework.

International Students Will:

  • understand their rights and responsibilities with particular focus on maintaining their status, exiting and reentering the U.S. appropriately, and working with proper work authorization.


The Office of Career and Professional Development’s primary goal is to help you, the Salem woman, develop and implement educational, career and employment decisions that will enable a lifetime of success. We offer individual appointments for career counseling, a Career Resource Library, experiential learning opportunities, as well as many other career and graduate school resources. These services and resources are delivered in ways designed to reinforce the personal, social and intellectual development fostered by a liberal arts education.