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Vandiver Center for Career Development

The Vandiver Center for Career Development (VCCD) supports Queens students in everything from career exploration, internships, and jobs to graduate school planning. We use a holistic approach to prepare students for their future.


Did you know that 100% of Queens undergraduates complete an internship? That’s right! Internships allow you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom in a real-life setting. These are what an internship can do for you:

Help you determine your interests
Learn new skills
Make connections with industry professionals
Learn more about the industry
Develop an impressive resume
Practice real world application of skills

Career Development

By developing relationships with employers, we develop programs and courses aligned with what employers want. Our career coaches are experts in the top industries and provide specialized career services. As a result, students are able to see how their skills, desires, and goals line up with the latest industry trends.

The following are some of the programs and curricula we offer:

  • Employer taught professional development curriculum. Students are taught by university relations recruiters and learning/development professionals representing Novant Health, Duke Energy, etc.
  • Industry-specific networking events.
  • Employer mock interviews.
  • Employer collaborations on career prep workshops.
  • Industry-specific coaching.

We serve not only undergrads and graduate students but also Queens alumni. In fact, alums receive services for life at no cost.

Accenture, Ally, American Red Cross, Atrium Health, Bank of America, Beasley Media, Charlotte Observer, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, City of Charlotte, Continental Tires, Duke Energy, Ernst & Young, ESPN, Fox Sports, Google, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Lowe’s Companies, Maersk, NASCAR, NBC, Novant, PwC, TIAA, UBS, Wells Fargo, YMCA

Baylor University, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins Medical School, London School of Economics, Medical University of South Carolina, New York University, Princeton University, Rice University, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University

See our First Destination Report for all the information!

89% of our graduate students agree that their master’s degree significantly helped them achieve their planned career changes or advancement goals.

98% of our graduate students agree that completing a master’s degree at Queens increased their workplace confidence.

Companies represented in Class of 2023

A & E Networks, Aetna, Ally, Atrium Health, AvidXchange, Bank of America, Beasley Media Group, Blumenthal Performing Arts, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Citibank, Collins Aerospace, Continental Tires, Cushman & Wakefield, Duke Energy, Duke University Health System, EY, Jeld-Wen, Lowe’s Companies, Maersk, Mecklenburg County, Novant Health, NYU Langone Hospital, OrthoCarolina, Pfizer, Red Ventures, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Vanguard, Wells Fargo, Wray Ward

Upcoming Events

Check out our events designed to help you advance your career, from expert panels to networking events and everything in between.

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