Welcome to The Center for Career Development & Internships!

The Center for Career Development and Internships (CDI) provides resources and programs for students and alumni to develop the necessary skills to conduct effective career searches and make informed career decisions. Services include career guidance including resume critiques and mock interviews; professional development workshops; internship assistance, career fairs, and an employment databank Handshake where students and alumni can search for internships, part-time, full-time or volunteer opportunities.

CDI also works with employers in the Charlotte metro area and beyond to assist with promoting and recruiting students for positions posted on Handshake.  We welcome employers to Winthrop's campus to join us for one of our Career Fairs or host an on-campus information session.


Our Services

Career Coaching & More

Current students and alumni are invited to make an appointment with us for:

  • Career Planning / Exploration
  • Resume / Cover Letter Review
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Networking Skills
  • Job Search
  • Graduate School Application Preparation
  • Internship Assistance
  • LinkedIn Profile Assistance
  • Assessment Results

Appointments vary between 30 minutes to 1 hour; make an appointment today on Handshake.


Job Postings

Employers recruit Winthrop students and alumni via the online platform Handshake.  Log in to Handshake to view full-time and part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.


Career Fairs & Networking Opportunities

CDI hosts four Career Fairs throughout the year and welcomes employers to attend and recruit Winthrop students and alumni.

Our semi-annual Etiqutte Dinner is a networking event where students and alumni have an opportunity to connect with employers and learn about a variety of industries and organizations.


Career Assessments

We offer STRONG and Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) career assessments ($12.50 each) to students who want to know more about themselves and their career interests. Students can take one or both assessments and review their results with one of our Career Consultants by making a follow-up appointment.


Classroom Presentations

CDI offers a variety of presentations to academic classes, students organizations, including how to write a professional resumes, preparing for an interview and how to conduct a career search.  To schedule a presentation, click here.


Big Interview

Big Interview is an online system available to students and faculty that combines the training and practice needed to help users build and improve interview skills and confidence!

Big Interview’s virtual interface is simple to use and makes easier for students and alumni to brush up on interview skills in their own time and also offers a variety of other useful tools including:

  • Mock Interview Practice & Recording Tools
  • Written video curriculum covering job search & interview process
  • Ability to customize & record questions and question sets
  • Loops back to CDI for feedback
  • Assignment integration that can be used in course requirements & much more!

To register, visit winthrop.biginterview.com. Enter your Winthrop e-mail address, name, and password and click “Create My Account”.  Once registered, Big Interview guides users through a brief tutorial.  For more information click on the Student Guide link below.

Faculty members wishing to utilize Big Interview for course assignments should contact CDI staff after registration (winthrop.biginterview.com) to gain Administrator privileges. Guidelines includes instructions on setting up your first assignment. For more information click the Faculty & Staff Directions link below.