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Office of Professional Development & Community Engagement

About the PDCE

At Westminster, we focus not only on students’ time in college, but also the “What comes next?” How will your path through Westminster prepare you for graduate or professional school, a first career, your first promotion, or your service and leadership within your community when you graduate? The Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement (PDCE) work with you to understand your professional aspirations and the kinds of academic and other experiences that will help you achieve those aspirations. In the PDCE, we help students:

  • Identify their personal strengths that can be reflected in specific learning and project examples.
  • Talk about how their liberal arts education has prepared them with desirable skills and abilities that lead to success.
  • Present the ways in which their participation in athletics or student organizations has helped them develop leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Leverage the Titan Network to identify valuable shadowing, internship, and career opportunities, particularly with organizations that Westminster has created formal pipelines of talent.
  • Explore professional opportunities that allow them to use their majors in creative or non-traditional ways, thereby answering the question, “What could I do with a major in _____?”

With all the possibilities that will open to students as they move through Westminster, we encourage you to stop by the PDCE and talk to us about how we can support your professional aspirations. Even first-year students can benefit from our resources, and we are always ready to help you move along the pathway that makes the most sense for you. Stop by and see us in McKelvey Campus Center, Rooms 266-268.

Westminster’s Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement (PDCE) works with students to identify and work toward their career goals and post-graduation aspirations. We offer assessments, resume review, mock interviews and more. Whether students are exploring different majors, searching for opportunities to network with alumni, preparing for graduate school or landing a great shadowing experience or internship, the PDCE can help.

The PDCE also engages with individuals and organizations in the community to support students’ experiential learning. Through service learning, volunteerism, and other forms of engagements, students are able to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the community’s interests, challenges, and needs. In turn, our community partners benefit from interactions with our students, forging a vital bridge between “town and gown.”


Contact Us

Justin R. Gregorich

Justin R. Gregorich

Director of the PDCE