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Signature Programs

The CDO offers a signature programs for current Vassar students and many of these programs present current Vassar students with the opportunity to network with Vassar alumnae/i over their four years at Vassar College.

Sophomore Career Connections: Linking the Liberal Arts to the World of Work

Sophomore Career Connections is made possible through a collaboration between Vassar's Career Development Office and the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development. Approximately 200 sophomores will have the opportunity to engage with more than 60 alumnae/i and parent mentors, attend industry-based career panels, participate in networking events, listen to a keynote address from one of our Vassar alumnae/i, and more. This program is a great opportunity for Vassar sophomores to complement their liberal arts education with industry-specific knowledge, get connected to the Vassar network, and to focus on their professional development; all of which will serve them well as they begin to consider not only summer internship options, but life beyond Vassar. 

Senior Week at the CDO

Every spring the CDO hosts "Senior Week at the CDO" to equip seniors with the resources they can use to prepare for life after Vassar. The week features daily lunch and learns, afternoon workshops/information sessions, industry nights, and a tabling event in the college center. The program is focused on helping Vassar seniors prepare to navigate life after Vassar and incorporates a number of topics including:job search basics, tapping into the hidden job market, personal finance/budgeting, renting an apartment, planning for graduate study, interviewing, and much, much more. The week also features daily drop-in hours reserved just for seniors, a LinkedIn photo booth, a business card making station, and much more!