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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 curriculum 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.

Ally, American Red Cross, Atrium Health, Bank of America, Beasley Media, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, City of Charlotte, Continental Tires, ESPN, Google, Goldman Sachs, Lowe’s Companies, Maersk, NBC, Novant, TIAA, Wells Fargo, YMCA

Baylor 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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University

See our First Destination Report for all the information!

99% thought degree helping in career change/upward (asked of those employed)

Companies represented in Class of 2022

Novant Health, Atrium Health, Duke University Health System, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, Beasley Media Group, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Jeld-Wen, OrthoCarolina, Duke Energy, Lowe’s, Inc., Citibank, Wray Ward, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Beasley Media Group, Maersk, Blumenthal Performing Arts, Mecklenburg County, AvidXchange, Aetna, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, EY, Vanguard, Collins Aerospace

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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