The Center for Career Development

Prepare for Your Professional Future

Let Franklin University's Center for Career Development assist you with taking the next steps in your professional journey. Franklin's Center for Career Development offers a wide array of services to meet the diverse needs of our students and alumni in today's dynamic workforce.  


Center for Career Development

Employers Hiring Right Now & Critical Resources

Our lives have been disrupted by the Coronavirus. For many, our work lives have been disrupted as well. Some of us are working from home, while others have faced furloughs, lay-offs and shutdowns. However, there are industries who are hiring. From warehouses, to shipping, and to healthcare, they are hiring to meet demand based on our current environment. The Franklin University Center for Career Development wants to directly extend our hand to you. The Center has compiled a list of employers who are hiring now, to support you and the community in our current environment in response to the Coronavirus. Please feel free to pass this along to friends and family who might be looking for immediate employment.

The Center for Career Development recently partnered with GradLeaders to assist our students in helping them in their career search. Career Engaged at Franklin powered by GradLeaders will make its debut on our student site in June, but until then we will post some of the great content they will be offering. Like the Center for Career Development, GradLeaders has been compiling a list of their employers that are hiring now.  For more information, visit here. Franklin students and alumni are welcome to check out this content to assist them in their career search. We hope that you find Career Engaged at Franklin powered by GradLeaders as exciting and innovative as we do in Career Development.

Listen to the Franklin University Alumni Podcast - this month they talked with Cyndi Freeman from Franklin's Center for Career Development. Cyndi shares key strategies for those who are looking for a new career during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Listen, here.

The Center for Career Development has created two PrepChat workshops.  These are two short 10 minute videos - one on Phone Interviews and one on Video Interviews (during this time).  

PrepChat: The Phone Interview

PrepChat: The Video Interview

Additional resources to support you (resume templates, training, workshops and other tools) can be found below.  

Employers interested in being added to the list can do so by emailing 

Franklin students and alumni who need the Center's assistance and services, please email

New! MyCareer powered by GradLeaders

Invested in student success since 1902, Franklin University through its Center for Career Development is committed to expanding services to students and alumni. MyCareer powered by GradLeaders is the newest addition to the center’s portfolio of resources that help students and alumni capitalize on professional opportunities. An online career management system, MyCareer increases connectivity between Franklin students and alumni and employers. This system streamlines interactions between job seekers and employers including, résumé and profile sharing, job posting and management, and career-related event management. With 24-7 access to search jobs, connect with employers and manage multiple résumés, cover letters and other employment-related documents, MyCareer is a career tool designed with the needs of busy Franklin students and alumni in mind. 

Our Services

Workforce Ready Toolbox

The goal, is that all undergraduate students will be 'Workforce Ready'.  Students will be encouraged to create a 'Workforce Ready Toolbox'.  The current workplace demands a unique set of tools to be successful in being promoted internally or seeking a new position.  

The 'Workforce Ready Toolbox' starts with a Resume, moves into tailored cover letters, skills to conduct a strategic job search, create an effective LinkedIn profile, and prepare for interviews.  

News & Events

PrepChat and PrepTalk Video Series


Quick Links

Documents and Forms

Blog Posts