The Chirico Career Center

Don't Wait... Slavin 108



OUR NEW NAME & Summer Office Hours!

The Center for Career Education & Professional Development has a new name thanks to support of PC alum, Jim Chirico '80 and his wife Bridget

While our name is new, our services and location (Slavin 108) remain the same but our summer hours are a little different. If you are looking to use the summer to gain clarity on your career goals, work on your resume, network or explore opportunities for the fall, schedule an appointment with a career coach now.

The Chirico Career Center Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 12 PM

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HOW TO: Use Handshake Like a Pro This Summer

One of our favorite online resources is HANDSHAKE, your launching point for all things careers! This website has everything you need to prepare for a coaching appointment, start your job search, or find events and workshops for professional development. Here are some of our top tips for using Handshake this summer!

  1. Make Appointments: Meet with a career coach for a variety of questions & concerns, in-person or virtually.
  2. Find Opportunities: Hundreds of jobs, internships, events, and workshops are posted weekly - even in the summer!
  3. Explore Resources: Find class year checklists, resume templates, interview and internship tips, and MORE!
Click to Explore Handshake

GET MOS CERTIFIED In 6 Sessions Or Less

Our workshops offer a structured setting to cover the material necessary to ace the certification exams. Classes meet for 6 sessions with the certification exam held on the last day (Word and PowerPoint courses have only 5 sessions!) All summer MOS workshops are virtual via Zoom.

Excel CORE Certification Workshops:

Other MOS Certification Workshops:


Thursday, July 7 | 6:00 PM | Virtual via Zoom

Register now to attend the info session and learn how you can experience the spring 2023 semester in Washington, DC. WSP is the gateway to your professional and academic success. Find and secure a life-changing internship at a dynamic DC institution, take courses at American University, and live in our nation's capital!

CLICK HERE for the Zoom link!

Meeting ID: 915 0971 3314

Passcode: 399832

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SUMMER & FALL '22 Internship Opportunities: Apply Now!

Summer Internships:


Fall Internships:

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INTERVIEW ROOMS: Available All Summer!

Are you in need of a private, quiet setting for a virtual or telephone interview? The Chirico Career Center has three private interview rooms for students in Slavin 108! Interview rooms are available Monday through Thursday from 9 AM – 4 PM, and Fridays from 9-11 AM. Please make your reservation by calling our office at (401) 865-1290 or emailing us at at least 48 hours in advance.

If you have an early morning or late afternoon interview, please call our office and we can help you secure a quiet location.

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LINKED IN LEARNING: Beating Procrastination

In this audio-only course, instructor Petr Ludwig introduces practical, research-based techniques you can use to beat procrastination. Petr explains how you can build willpower through good habits and nourishing both your body and your mind.

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Career Coaches are here for you! Make an appointment to meet with one today!

If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation in order to participate in a CCC event, please contact the Central Reservations Manager at (401) 865-1040 M-F 8:30 AM-4:30 PM well in advance of the event.