Center for Professional Excellence

Student Profiles

A New Home for Brooklyn Native

Anthony Nuñez credits Elmhurst's CPE with helping him prepare for life after graduation—and helping him feel at home in the Midwest.


The Transformational Power of a Mentor

Mentor Paul Halverson has helped Elmhurst senior Emily Heimerdinger navigate college and prepare for life beyond graduation.


Hundreds of Choices

You'll gain real insight into your career possibilities, gain confidence and a competitive edge.

A Great Start on Your Future

The Center for Professional Excellence helps you identify, shape and define your career goals, and connects you with people and resources to help make your dreams a reality.

Career Guidance
We provide support as you explore a career path, starting with crafting a strong resume, conducting an effective job search and preparing for an interview. Our internship program helps you explore and clarify career goals while increasing your marketability and opening networking opportunities. Job shadowing offers the chance to accompany professionals through their work day to understand if a particular career might be a good fit. Mentoring establishes a longer-term relationship with a professional in a field of choice.

Study Away
If you plan to study away from campus, the CPE will help you find a program that suits your needs. An overseas experience opens you to new ideas, languages and cultures and teaches you more about yourself.

Serve Your Community
Just as study abroad can promote self-discovery, so can Service-Learning, which enables you to make a difference outside the campus by working at homeless shelters, schools, community centers and other nonprofit agencies.

Celebrate Diversity
A key CPE component is our intercultural education program, which celebrates diversity and helps to bridge cultural divides by sponsoring lectures, workshops and leadership training.

Explore the Honors Program
And the College's Honors Program, challenging highly-motivated students with additional opportunities to excel such as stimulating seminars and chances to conduct professional-level research, collaborates with all other areas of the CPE to deliver an enriched educational experience.

Questions? Please contact us. We'd be happy to tell you more about how the Center for Professional Excellence can help you reach your goals.

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