Center for Career and Professional Development

Recruiting WCU Students

Partnering to Prepare Leaders

As the westernmost university in the UNC system, Western Carolina University embraces 
its mission to not only provide access to high- quality education to the people of western North Carolina but also to prepare our students for careers that will meet regional needs and help the region grow.

Western Carolina’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) seeks mutually beneficial partnerships with employers in the region and across the state. Our goal is to strengthen your organization by delivering students who are well-prepared not only to work but to lead. We invite you to partner with us:


On-campus Career Fairs and Networking Calendar

We also welcome partners on campus for mock interviews, workshops and classroom visits. If you are interested in participating please contact our office at 828-227-7133 or email us at

Student Excellence



In the last decade, WCU has become one of the most competitive mid-sized institutions in the state. Each year, we receive over 17,000 applicants for less than 2,000 freshman slots. Our Honors College is the oldest and largest in the UNC system with over 1,400 students, all of whom must maintain a 3.5 GPA and complete numerous applied learning projects to retain their Honors College status. A few of our recent academic accolades include:

• Among the Top 5 institutions for undergraduate research in the nation

• Ranked in the Top 15 public regional universities in the south by U.S. News and World Report
• Named a “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

• Listed among the nation’s best providers of online degrees by U.S. News & World Report 

Upcoming Events for Employers

 Catamount Career and Networking Day - Accepting Early Bird Registration until June 30th

Our large career fair open to all students and alumni and featuring full time, part time, Internship, and Graduate School opportunities.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Ramsey Center

Employer Registration

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