Career Development

Career Development

The Career Development Center at Appalachian State University supports the mission of the university and its Division of Student Affairs in developing lifelong learners and leaders by engaging and challenging students within a culture of care and inclusion. Students who participate in the centers services are able to identify core values, beliefs and skills and use them to articulate relatable career goals; acquire transferable skills and relevant experiences for future professional endeavors and utilize resources that are available to gain experiential learning opportunities and cultivate professional networks.

Visit the Career Development Center website for even more information.

Offices and Services

Career Coaching:

Career Coaches can provide insight on topics including:

  • Careers In My Major
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job and Internship Search Strategies
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Navigating LinkedIn
  • Pursuing a Gap Year

Individualized Coaching
Career Coaches designated to a specific college are available to meet individually with students.

Career Exploration:

Career Exploration helps students to choose a major and find a career that best suits their interests. This office provides a variety of assessments and one on one coaching for students who are still exploring career and major options. 

Student Employment:

The Office of Student Employment can help with identifying on and off-campus part-time jobs, as well as federal work-study, and will process on-campus employment paperwork.

Location & Hours:

Career Development Center
Plemmons Student Union (PSU) Room 222
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Career Studio - Resume and Cover Letter Review 
Monday through Thursday, 2 - 6 p.m.

CAS Career Coach

Melissa Auten

Melissa Auten '12 '18

Assistant Director and Career Coach
College of Arts and Sciences