Playing to Your Strengths

Integrative Career Development moves learned concepts to real-world experiences


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“At Mitchell I have learned how I learn and figured out what works for me, in and out of the classroom.”

Johnathan Atkinson ‘16

It’s time to explore what makes you distinct, what special talents you bring to the table. College is about the transition into life—working, contributing, living fully—and in life, it is best to play to your strengths. We create opportunities to discover where you excel and the work that inspires you in programs with our professional partners. We encourage you to stretch and test yourself, take risks, through Integrative Career Development experiences with local employers, charities, research institutions, schools—a wide range of partners. More than a single internship, you experience many interactions with people and places that span and expand your interests backed up by your professors and our career experts on staff.


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Integrative Career Development

Mitchell College’s Integrative Career Development program partners with leading Southeastern Connecticut organizations to enhance its academic programs and increase pathways to professional employment for students. The program features:

  • Coordinated, progressive experiences with community businesses and organizations throughout all four years of every academic program at Mitchell College
  • Experiences guided by faculty enable students to explore their academic interests and related careers with less anxiety
  • Interaction with industry professionals expands students’ networks and creates pathways to regional employment

The professors see that you want to grow, to nurture your education, and they give you all the opportunities to make that happen.

Hope Dickson ’16,
Health Science Individual Major


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A few words on fit.


"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.


If you are looking for a college that: 


  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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