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Career Design Center

The Career Design Center applies the concepts of design thinking to career and embodies the mission of SUNY Geneseo, deeply rooted in creativity, engagement, and discovery. Career design emphasizes the student being at the center of their own experience and meeting students where they are. A strength of design thinking, when applied to career, is the ability to teach students to engage their curiosities and prototype personal and professional ideas that could lead to a meaningful career, even when they might not be able to imagine their future career goals. Another critical element of design is the emphasis on action. Design encourages students to be active participants in their future by trying things out, making adjustments, and embracing change. Career design is not about students figuring out what they want to do for the rest of their lives; it is about whatever they want to do next, which keeps pace with the rapidly changing world around us.

Quick Chats (Virtual Drop-In)

If you have a question, no more waiting for an appointment, you can just drop in for a virtual quick chat! These opportunities are offered at various times throughout the week. To attend, visit the Career Design Center Events Calendar for the Zoom link.

Small Group Discussions

Peer discussions led by career coaches on life design and other topics. The unique topic of discussion will be offered at various times. To attend, visit the Career Design Center Events Calendar for the Zoom link.

Career Design Center GOLD Programming

Workshops on career exploration, resume writing, interviewing, finding an internship, LinkedIn, and more. Sign-up for specific workshops through GOLD.

Handshake Design Labs

Meet with a Career Peer Mentor to complete your Handshake profile to connect with jobs, internships, employers, and events. Visit the Career Design Center Events Calendar for specific days/times.

A comprehensive one-on-one appointment can be scheduled, at the discretion of the career coach, after you attend a Quick Chat (Virtual Drop-In) appointment.


Phone: (585) 245-5721

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